Taking It All Away: Mca Collection

What happens when you speed through time and a 24 hour day passes in just 18 hours or when 250 people spend five years erasing a magazine by hand – page by page?

Art Exhibition previously on at Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) in New South Wales, Australia.
From Thursday 18 December 2014 to Sunday 22 February 2015

Taking It All Away: Mca Collection image

Published by M.C.A. on Monday 08 December 2014.
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Taking it all away presents works drawn from the Museum of Contemporary Art Collection that explore the different effects of erasure, abstraction and the social impact of art. It is inspired by the legacy and ethos of early twentieth century avant garde Russian art movements, such as Suprematism, which proposed art’s capacity for transcendence through a radical geometric abstraction; and Constructivism, which understood art as a social activity engaged with the material concerns of architecture and industrial design. These two different movements shared a belief in the utopian ideals of art and inspired news ways of thinking about abstraction and the role of art in society.

The exhibition includes work by Gordon Bennett, Christian Capurro et al (feat. Chris Bond), Peter Cripps, Gail Hastings, Robert Hunter, Rose Nolan and Stuart Ringholt. It presents recent works acquired by the MCA Foundation, along with artworks drawn from the MCA Collection.