– Highlights

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Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Dec

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Exhibition

Jenny Watson

05 Jul - 02 Oct

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Exhibition

Hilarie Mais

23 Aug - 19 Nov

– Learning Events

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Talk

Artist Talk

23 Aug, 6.30pm, Level 2: Seminar Room

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Workshop

Art Safari

25 Aug, 10.30am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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Special Event

ARTBAR August 2017

25 Aug, 7.00pm, MCA

– News from inside the MCA

Claudia Nicholson's ARTBAR of love and devotion

July’s ARTBAR will see the MCA turned into an elaborate quinceañera by this month’s curator, Claudia Nicholson. more

#ConversationStarters: Have you ever made a decision based on fear?

We held a new program of art and ideas, Conversation Starters, in June to promote an open conversation with questions that define our global situation. more

#ConversationStarters: What are you afraid of for the future?

We held a new program of art and ideas, Conversation Starters, in June to promote an open conversation with questions that define our global situation. more

– Spotlights from the collection online

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MCA Collection

Works from the MCA Collection

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Collection Artist Interviews

Watch our latest interviews in the MCA Video Portal

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Joint acquisitions by MCA and Tate

The Program promotes Australian art globally, helping Australian artists reach new audiences.

Blog – #ConversationStarters: Have you ever made a decision based on fear?

Posted on July 26, 2017 by MCA Team in Events.

Over the course of a weekend in June, we decided to start an honest conversation. We launched Conversation Starters to promote open discussion with questions that define our global situation. Some of these questions were challenging, difficult and even uncomfortable. We were humbled to read the thoughtful, anonymous answers shared by our open-minded and brave visitors.

One of these questions was this: Have you ever made a decision based on fear? This question was inspired by PTY | Fairfield’s TRIBUNAL, a performance project presented at the MCA that let viewers step into the shoes of refugees and asylum seekers. It went beyond storytelling to explore the experiences of those who recently arrived in Australia. Our Conversation Starters question reflected on how we make decisions, especially important ones, and what choices we might have made out of fear both in our personal lives and in the global arena.

Conversation Starters was inspired by artist Kader Attia, whose work is in its final days at the MCA. Attia’s work explores themes of power, fear and colonialism through powerful artworks. Come see the exhibition before it says goodbye on 30 July.

Our Conversation Starters question reflected on how we make decisions, especially important ones, and what choices we might have made out of fear...