Primavera 2012: Young Australian Artists

Curator: Anna Davis

No matter how close you get to another person, their inner life will always remain something of a mystery. Primavera 2012 is the 21st edition of the MCA’s annual exhibition of Australian artists aged 35 years and under. The works in Primavera 2012 invite us to enter alternate planes of reality, offering time and space to re-imagine the world from a different perspective.

Art Exhibition previously on at Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) in The Rocks precinct, New South Wales, Australia.
From Thursday 04 October 2012 to Sunday 02 December 2012

Fall Stack (production still) image Animals From Overseas – Running image Lightform 7 (still) image albatross (still) image Mandang Ikamba (detail) image The Re-living Room image Dialogue (detail) image whiskey in the kitchen (our still lives for Elizabeth David and CH) (study) image

Published by M.C.A. on Tuesday 16 October 2012.
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Primavera 2012 features seven contemporary artists whose works create portals into imaginary territories, spiritual landscapes and private interior realms. Bringing together the work of Dion Beasley, Benjamin Forster, Anastasia Klose, Todd McMillan, Kate Mitchell, Teho Ropeyarn and Justine Varga, the exhibition covers a wide range of artistic approaches. It includes artists from remote areas of Australia alongside those from urban centres and spans media from drawing, print-making, film, video, performance and installation to digital media and photography.

Primavera 2012 considers the roles that contemplation, reflection and introspection play in contemporary art. It explores the way art can take us to places that exist outside of the everyday.

- Anna Davis

The Primavera exhibition series was founded in 1991 through the generous benefaction of Dr Edward Jackson AM and Mrs Cynthia Jackson AM and their family in memory of their daughter and sister Belinda.