At MCA Australia 3 November 2016 – 5 March 2017.
Part of the Sydney International Art Series.
Tatsuo Miyajima (born 1957, Ibaraki) is one of Japan’s most renowned contemporary artists, known for his sculptures and room-scale installations incorporating light and numbers.
Connect With Everything is Miyajima’s first exhibition in the Southern Hemisphere. It encompasses his sculptural works, rooms and environments, and performance videos.
Time and its passage are explored through the works and represented visually by multiple, small digital counting devices. Miyajima developed his first customised digital counters in the late 1980s, using light emitting diodes or LEDs. These ‘counter gadgets’ remain central to his art today, their red and green palette expanding in the mid-1990s to include blue, then white, as LED technology developed in and beyond Japan.
Abdul Abdullah talks identity, religion and belonging in this interview for Primavera 2015. Curator Nicole Foreshew filmed this interview during a research trip to Abdullah's studio. Find out more about Abdullah and his practice in the full Primavera 2015 resource: http://view.ceros.com/mca/primavera-2015-web-version/ Video captured by Nicole Foreshew.
After watching this short film, you too will want a dog. An intimate insight into how artist Louise Hearman thinks about animals, nature, the quality of light and how colour behaves within a painting: ‘magenta – it’s a frightening colour and it goes everywhere..’
Artists and students will welcome her advice formed after years of painting: – ‘if it’s not good enough – wipe it!’
This short video introduces you to Ben, one of our regular attendees in our monthly Bella Plus Connect program. Ben shares what it means to take part in this program and its joys and highlights.
Ever wondered what exhibitions artists like to go to? How technology impacts art practice? Or what the least amazing part of being an artist is?
MCA Collection artists artists Sally Smart and Sanné Mestrom answer some of these questions in this illuminating conversation facilitated by Mark Hughes.
Tomorrow we turn on 2,500 LEDs for Tatsuo Miyajima’s room-scale 'Mega Death’ 1999/2016
Fairfield’s streets came alive with Assyrian wedding dancers, while cars decorated by Khmer, Iraqi and Aboriginal women did laps blaring music. South and Central American performers sang and danced in a food court, disrupting a polychromatic sawdust carpet, as martial artists took over a carpark to an explosive soundtrack. Each artist worked with local women to explore the complexities of navigating public space and cultural identity in Fairfield. The project artists were Kate Blackmore, Hissy Fit & Maria Tran, Claudia and Zoe Scoglio. It was co-commissioned by C3West (MCA), (http://pyt.com.au) Powerhouse Youth Theatre , Fairfield, and (http://www.startts.org.au) STARTTS.
Taiwanese American artist Lee Mingwei presents a ‘living sculpture’ in the gallery, four afternoons a week, for the exhibition’s duration. It involves a classically trained singer who approaches visitors to offer the gift of a song. This singular gallery experience is more intimate for the singer and audience member. It can in fact be a gift for both.
During a site visit to Tiwi Islands in February 2015, MCA spoke to artist Bede Tungatalum who explained the intricacies of his printmaking practice.
Hayden Fowler’s Dark Ecology invites us to consider how our relationship with the natural world is changing, through an increased ability to alter our environment and through the threat of ecological catastrophe.
See more: Hayden Fowler – Dark Ecology 2015/2016