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Tag: Museum of Contemporary Art

Art Essays

In the Balance

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010 Australian Art, Sydney Morning Herald Column,

Can an issue be of overwhelming, global importance and not be a great subject for artists? After experiencing In the Balance: Art for a Changing World at the Museum of Contemporary Art, I’m almost inclined to write off the environmental movement as subject matter. This would be unfair, because I’m sure there have been significant […]

Art Essays

Chuck Close

Saturday, September 25th, 2010 International Art, Sydney Morning Herald Column,

Chuck Close is celebrated as an artist who has made creative use of his disabilities, although one might say he has simply refused to be beaten by them. Struck down by a collapsed spinal artery in December 1988, he has been in a wheelchair ever since, painting with brushes strapped to his wrist. Close’s stroke […]

Sydney Morning Herald Column

Olafur Eliasson

Saturday, February 13th, 2010 Sydney Morning Herald Column,

When a show is called Take Your Time, and runs for four full months, there seems to be no great urgency in visiting the Museum of Contemporary Art. So little urgency that I’m always talking to people who missed an MCA exhibition because they thought they might go next week, or perhaps the week after, […]

Sydney Morning Herald Column

Fiona Foley

Saturday, January 9th, 2010 Sydney Morning Herald Column, Uncategorized,

Fiona Foley is an artist who has benefited from being in the right place at the right time. Having begun exhibiting in the mid-1980s, she is young enough to have missed the great ideological battles that took place in the art of the sixties and seventies. She never had to worry about edges and picture […]

Sydney Morning Herald Column

Museum of Contemporary Art: Making it New

Saturday, October 10th, 2009 Sydney Morning Herald Column,

“Have you noticed that maps are like newspapers, shirts and obsessions? Once you’ve unfolded them there’s no way you can get them folded up again.” Fred Vargas ‘Maps and obsessions’ could serve as a subtitle for the range of work currently on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art. On the top floor one finds Louisa […]