– Highlights

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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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Word: MCA Collection

04 Dec - 18 Feb

– Learning Events

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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

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Art Baby

06 Feb, 12.30pm, 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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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.

Press Releases – Valentine’s Day 2017 #HeartsforArt

Posted on Feb. 10, 2017
Tuesday 14 February can enjoy contemporary art in many ways at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA), with the global social media campaign #HeartsforArt.

Visitors can experience MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday in a different light, with a special performance in the Level 2 Galleries where musicians respond to images of conflict by artist Marco Fusinato and a nudist tour lead by artist Stuart Ringholt. For one day only, see the Sydney International Art Series exhibition Tatsuo Miyajima: Connect with Everything by purchasing 2-for-1 tickets online.

With many experiences for all appetites a contemporary art rendez-vous is not complete without purchasing a 2 Classic Drinks from the MCA Café and some Deep Fried Ginger Ice-cream with Mango & Shaved Coconut with love from the MCA Australia. Throughout the day visitors are encouraged to lay down their love for a favourite with a selfie tagged #HeartsforArt.

MCA Director, Elizabeth Ann Macgregor OBE said: ‘Meeting friends or loved ones at the MCA is a great way celebrate Valentine’s Day! A visit to the MCA is an engaging social experience, where you can share your love of contemporary art. And you can share it more widely by posting a photo of your favourite moment in the MCA. Our Valentine’s Day #HeartsforArt initiative encourages our visitors to share their love of contemporary art and contribute to a global social media campaign’.

2-for-1 tickets: Tatsuo Miyajima: Connect with Everything

For those planning a trip to the Museum on 14 February, book ahead and online to see the work of one of Japan’s most renowned contemporary artists. A special two-for-one offer is available for Valentine’s Day so friends, lovers, colleagues can immerse themselves in room-scale installations incorporating light and numbers, as part of the Sydney International Art Series. The offer is available online only, and can only be redeemed on 14 February 2017.

For the love of art: Take a naturist tour with Stuart Ringholt (Booked Out)

Gain a new perspective of the MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday by viewing it nude, after-hours from 7–9.30pm. The material barriers between artist and audience are removed when artist Stuart Ringholt takes visitors on an after-hours naturist tour followed by a reception. The artwork deals with themes of fear and embarrassment and the potentially liberating effects of enjoying art in the nude.

For sweet-toothed sweethearts: MCA Cafe Special Offer

For sweet-toothed sweethearts, the date continues at the MCA Cafe on Level 4 with a Valentine’s Day offer accompanied by show stopping summer views. Order any 2 Classic Drinks – a Campari & Grapefruit Spritzer ($14), a Hendricks Gin & Tonic with Cucumber ($14), a Belvedere Bloody Mary with the Works ($14) or a Pimms Classic Lemonade and Fruit Cocktail ($14) – and receive a Deep Fried Ginger Ice-cream with Mango & Shaved Coconut to share with love from the MCA. The offer is only available on 14 February.

For the love of art: Experience Marco Fusinato’s Parallel Collisions (2008/2016)

Don’t miss a free drop-in performance of Marco Fusinato’s Parallel Collisions (2008/2016) on 14 February at 12 noon. The work consists of images of conflict and altered states – then it’s interpreted by a group of musicians who introduce subjectivity to each performance as they respond to the image. The collages (aka scores) are thrown to the ground after each page is interpreted, the sound and action function as a parallel collision; they lie on the floor as the residue of a past performance.

Go global: #HeartsforArt

Visitors will also have the opportunity to declare their love for their favourite artwork by participating in a global social media campaign called #heartsforart. The idea stems from the simple gesture of placing a paper heart on the ground in front of the artworks that a visitor loves the most. Current MCA exhibitions – Tatsuo Miyajima: Connect with Everything, Primavera at 25: MCA Collection and also the MCA Collection – will provide visitors with some of the best Australian and international contemporary art to appreciate.

All participants are encouraged to then share their experience on social media via the hashtag #HeartsforArt, joining a global conversation amongst art aficionados from around the world. International counterparts who have participated in the campaign include the prestigious Vincent Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, the Brooklyn Museum in New York or the Baltimore Museum of Art, USA. The MCA will share and repost some of the highlight moments on the day.

For more information, visit www.mca.com.au, follow @MCA_Australia on Instagram or join the Facebook event.

Simple steps for participation for ‘Hearts for Art’ on the day:

1. Take a couple of hearts from the MCA’s Information Desk on Level 1
2. Put it on the floor in front of the artworks you love most
3. Take a photo and share on Instagram with #heartsforart
4. Tag @mca_australia for a chance to win a romantic date for two at the MCA

MEDIA CONTACTS

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
Claire Johnson / Myriam Conrie
02 9245 2417 / 2434
claire.johnson@mca.com.au
myriam.conrie@mca.com.au