– Highlights

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Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Dec

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Exhibition

Jenny Watson

05 Jul - 02 Oct

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Exhibition

Hilarie Mais

23 Aug - 19 Nov

– Learning Events

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Event

Engaging Students with disability

18 Aug, 9.00am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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Workshop

Art Safari

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

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Special Event

ARTBAR August 2017

25 Aug, 7.00pm, MCA

– News from inside the MCA

Claudia Nicholson's ARTBAR of love and devotion

July’s ARTBAR will see the MCA turned into an elaborate quinceañera by this month’s curator, Claudia Nicholson. more

#ConversationStarters: Have you ever made a decision based on fear?

We held a new program of art and ideas, Conversation Starters, in June to promote an open conversation with questions that define our global situation. more

#ConversationStarters: What are you afraid of for the future?

We held a new program of art and ideas, Conversation Starters, in June to promote an open conversation with questions that define our global situation. 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.

Telling Tales: Bouchra Khalili

Born 1975, Casablanca, Morocco
Lives and works Berlin and Oslo

The Mapping Journey Project
2008-11
eight single-channel digital videos, projection, colour, sound

Bouchra Khalili’s eight-screen video installation The Mapping Journey Project (2008-11) documents stories of extraordinary personal agency and risk, narrated by immigrants travelling from northern Africa and the Middle East to Europe and beyond. Some of the narrators travel vast distances, others to only several cities, but all are linked by their determination and survival against difficult circumstances. Each anonymous person speaks both for themselves and on behalf of all of those who have fled persecution, poverty and violence worldwide. The lines they trace by hand onto large maps mark out their individual journeys and are accompanied by a voice-over narration. The destination points are represented as starry constellations, in an adjacent suite of prints by the artist.

<b>Bouchra Khalili</b>  <i>The Mapping Journey Project</i> 2008-11

Bouchra Khalili The Mapping Journey Project 2008-11
eight single-channel digital videos, projection, colour, sound