MCA Sydney ARTBAR 2013 – Brook Andrew guest curator

January 17th, 2013



Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) announces artist Brook Andrew as guest curator of the next MCA ARTBAR . The first  ARTBAR of 2013 on the eve of Australia Day coincides with the socially challenging TABOO.

  • Friday 25 January 2013

MCA Sydney ARTBAR 2013 opens with priority zones, restricted access, performances by Constantina Bush, George Tillianakis and Liam Benson, as well as pole dancing magic by Matthew Shields, no class or group will remain untouched. DJs Leo Tanoi and Perfect Snatch will perform on the Sculpture Terrace, surrounded by Andrew’s projections and iconic views.  Elation, alienation and celebration are to be expected while exploring themes of race and culture through Andrew’s unique point of view. The dress code is Hunger Games crossed with Apocalypto, with the public open to choose between the upper echelons of society or the proletariats ready to rise in revolt.

Art but not as you know it prices
$20/$15 MCA Members and Concessions in advance (booking fees apply)
$25 at the door (subject to availability)
Over 18s only.
Friday 25 January, 7:00–11:00 pm

Brook Andrew is a conceptually driven artist who challenges cultural and historical perception, using installation, text and image to comment on local and global issues regarding race, consumerism and history.

Andrew travels nationally and internationally drawing inspiration from public media and found archival collections and  to work with communities and museum collections and displays to comment and create new work reflecting objects, concepts and local thought.

Brook Andrew is currently a Sidney Myer Creative Fellow and Photomedia co-ordinator at the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture Monash University.
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