Primavera At 25: Mca Collection

Primavera at 25 celebrates the silver jubilee of the MCA’s annual Primavera exhibition showcasing the work of young Australian artists.

Art Exhibition previously on at Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) in New South Wales, Australia.
From Monday 19 December 2016 to Sunday 19 March 2017

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Published by M.C.A. on Friday 14 October 2016.
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An anniversary presents a moment for reflection, an opportunity in which to consider the past and contemplate the future. Taking this significant milestone as a departure point, Primavera at 25 brings together works by Primavera alumni artists that explore concepts of transformation, time and history.

A number of works in the exhibition, including artworks by Nell, Rebecca Baumann and Ross Manning, appear to transform in front of our eyes, spinning and turning, shimmering and sparkling, or shape shifting to create new forms.

Time is explored in artworks by Tim Silver and Emma White that mark set intervals or deliberately age. While artists including Simon Yates, Sangeeta Sandrasegar and Heather Douglas draw upon personal and social memories in their works.

Elsewhere artists such as Nick Mangan, Pedro Wonaeamirri and Constanze Zikos consider our relationship to the past through works that employ motifs from the past, reflect on our cultural histories or reinterpret traditional designs using contemporary materials.

After its presentation at the MCA, Primavera at 25 will tour throughout the country.

Curated by Megan Robson