– Highlights

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Exhibition

Pipilotti Rist: Sip my ocean

01 Nov - 18 Feb

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Exhibition

Jon Campbell: MCA Collection

04 Dec - 25 Feb

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Exhibition

Word: MCA Collection

04 Dec - 18 Feb

– Learning Events

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Screening

Art + Film

13 Jan, 2.00pm, Level 2: Veolia Lecture Theatre

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Event

ARTBAR January 2018

19 Jan, 7.00pm, Throughout the MCA

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Workshop

Contemporary Kids School Holiday Program

23 Jan, 10.30am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

– News from inside the MCA

The Importance of Laughter

We sat down with laughter connoisseur Shari Coventry from Sydney Laughter to discover the truth about laughter and why we need it ahead of this month’s Laughter Sessions. more

Coming up in 2018…

Next year is one of the most exciting and diverse seasons yet. Find out what’s on. more

Six Films that Changed My Life (for better or worse): Antenna's Rich Welch

To pave the way for the soon-to-come cinema binge at Antenna Film Festival,Co-Director Rich Welch shared a few of his life changing films. more

– Spotlights from the collection online

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MCA Collection

Works from the MCA Collection

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Collection Artist Interviews

Watch our latest interviews in the MCA Video Portal

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Joint acquisitions by MCA and Tate

The Program promotes Australian art globally, helping Australian artists reach new audiences.

Special Event

In Conversation
– Aleks Danko

Hear Australian artist Aleks Danko discuss his work and practice with curators Glenn Barkley, The Curators’ Department and Lesley Harding, Heide Museum of Modern Art (Melbourne).

MCA audiences will be familiar with the dark humour of Australian artist Aleks Danko, seeing themselves reflected in the mirror piece It’s Such a Thin Line Between Clever And Stupid (2008–09) and being spied on by the totemic incident – Ambivalence (1991–92).

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear from one of Australia’s most prolific and provocative living artists.

FREE, bookings recommended
Veolia Lecture Theatre


Aleks Danko: MY FELLOW AUS-TRA-ALIENS is presented in association with Heide Museum of Modern Art.

This talk will be recorded and made available at a later date


Image: Aleks Danko, Loopix at Marimekko … or is this Bridget Boiling Brook? (take two), 2015, image courtesy and © Aleks Danko and Katri Lehtola, photograph: Katri Lehtola

About the artist

ALEKS DANKO
B.1950
The son of Ukrainian migrants, Aleks Danko was born in Adelaide in 1950 and lives and works in Daylesford, Victoria. His career spans over four decades and encompasses diverse media – from sculpture, performance, installation, to text and language-based works. Drawing actively upon Australia’s political and cultural history, it is infused with satirical humour and a subtle and at times not so subtle critique of contemporary social values.

Danko studied sculpture at the South Australian School of Art 1967-70 and started exhibiting in 1970 in Adelaide. The first exhibition at Llewellyn Galleries, Adelaide was titled UCK, a collaboration with the poet and artist Richard Tipping. Since then he has held over 45 solo exhibitions and his work has been selected for a number of national and international exhibitions and collections. They include Born to Concrete, the Heide Collection, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne (2011); The Beauty of Distance: Songs of Survival in a Precarious Age, 17th Biennale of Sydney (2010); Mortality, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (2010); Contemporary Australia: Optimism, Gallery of Modern Art/Queensland Art, Brisbane (2008-9); and International 04, Liverpool Biennial, (2004). Danko’s work is held in many public collections, including the British Museum, the National Gallery of Australia and the major state and regional galleries of Australia, as well as university and private collections.

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– When

30 July 2015, 6:30-8:00pm

– Admission

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