The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) presents Remain in Light: Photography from the MCA Collections, a touring exhibition that traces the development of contemporary photographic practice over the last 50 years.
Drawing on works from both the MCA Collection and the JW Power Collection, the exhibition presents Australian photographers alongside international and illustrates the story of the recent history of photography from the 1960s to the present day.
Remain in Light crosses a range of media including black and white photography, artist books, photolithography and digital photography and brings together around 70 works.
Viewed collectively, these works convey how photography has been at the centre of critical debates and themes throughout late twentieth and 21st century art.
From the photo-document to mass-produced imagery, through to the rise of online platforms like Flickr and Instagram as a way of distributing images, Remain in Light looks at how traditional genres of photographic practice have been reinvigorated.
The exhibition features artworks by Laurence Aberhart, Ian Burn, Lewis Baltz, Janet Brosious, Christo, Elaine Campaner, Destiny Deacon, Rotimi Fani Kayode, Richard Hamilton, Barbara Kruger, Rosemary Laing, Suzy Lake, Mary Ellen Mark, Ricky Maynard, Tracey Moffatt, Trent Parke, Patricia Piccinini, Mike Parr, Polixeni Papapetrou, Ed Ruscha, Julie Rrap, Robert Rooney, David Stephenson, Emma White and William Yang.
Reaching across Australia, touring exhibitions like Remain in Light represent a vital strand of the MCA’s program by helping to build partnerships with regional and interstate galleries and increasing audience access to the art and artists of today.
Remain in Light: Photography from the MCA Collections will tour the following venues in 2014 and 2015:
Ipswich Art Gallery
29 March 2014 – 31 May 2014
Western Plains Cultural Centre
9 August 2014 – 31 October 2014
Maitland Regional Art Gallery
28 November 2014 – 1 February 2015
Bendigo Art Gallery
21 February 2015 – 19 April 2015
22 May 2015 – 5 July 2015
Hawkesbury Regional Gallery
7 August 2015 – 4 October 2015
This project has been supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.