Friday 28 April to Sunday 25 June 2017
Primavera is the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia’s annual exhibition dedicated to showcasing the work of young Australian artists.
Primavera at 25: MCA Collection celebrates 25 years of the Primavera exhibition. Taking this significant milestone as a departure point, Primavera at 25 brings together works from the MCA Collection by 22 artists and artist groups, who had previously exhibited in Primavera, that explore ideas of transformation, time and history.
Some artworks – by Nell, Rebecca Baumann, Gemma Smith and Ross Manning – appear to transform in front of our eyes, shape shifting to create new forms.
Time is explored by Tim Silver and Emma White in works that record time, mark set intervals or deliberately age; whilst Simon Yates, Sangeeta Sandrasegar and Heather Douglas draw upon personal and shared memories.
Nicholas Mangan, Danie Mellor, Pedro Wonaeamirri and Constanze Zikos consider our relationship to the past by their use of classical motifs and forms, reflect on our cultural histories or reinterpret traditional designs using contemporary materials.
Primavera at 25 is organised and toured by the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, and is one of two MCA touring exhibitions currently at MAMA.
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