– Highlights

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Exhibition

Pipilotti Rist: Sip my Ocean

01 Nov - 18 Feb

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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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Workshop

Contemporary Kids School Holiday Program

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

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Screening

Art + Film

31 Jan, 6.00pm, Level 2: Veolia Lecture Theatre

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Event

Spoken Word Series

03 Feb, 1.00am, Throughout the MCA

– 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.

Exhibition

21st Biennale of Sydney
– SUPERPOSITION: Equilibrium & Engagement

– When

16 March-11 June 2018

Mon-Tue10-5pm
Wed10-9pm
Thu-Sun10-5pm

– Admission

Free

16 March – 11 June 2018

The 2018 Biennale of Sydney, SUPERPOSITION: Equilibrium & Engagement, will draw on the concept of ‘superposition’ in quantum mechanics as a metaphor to link the notions of equilibrium and engagement, and provide us with insights into the world today.

Artistic Director Mami Kataoka noted that: ‘we are surrounded by conflicting ideas across all levels of humanity: different cultures; readings of nature and the universe; political ideologies and systems of government; interpretations of human history, including the history of art and definitions of contemporary art.’

Commenting on the selected artists, Ms Kataoka added: ‘Drawn from around the globe, the participating artists in the 21st Biennale of Sydney have been chosen to offer a panoramic view of how opposing understandings and interpretations can come together in a state of equilibrium. My hope is that their artworks will serve as a catalyst for thinking about these principles and concerns, and encourage each of us to consider our own position in society as a starting point.’


According to the theory of ‘Wuxing’ in ancient Chinese natural philosophy, everything in this world is comprised of five main elements: wood, fire, earth, metal and water. Each element gives rise to the next – either through a process of symbiosis where one element encourages the formation of the others in a circulatory system, or; a situation of mutual conflict and antagonism, in which each element resists and suppresses the others. In reality, diverse elements come together in a state of repeated collision, collapse, and rebirth.

The 21st Biennale of Sydney will be presented over twelve weeks at multiple locations throughout Sydney. At the MCA, the exhibition will be presented across Level 1 and Level 3 Galleries; and the hang will include a number of Australian artists from the MCA Collection.

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