At the end of July, the MCA will showcase four decades worth of work from Aleks Danko. This Victorian-based performance artist and sculptor creates poetry out of objects. He is continually playing with puns and visual jokes.
Growing up in suburban Adelaide to Ukrainian parents, Danko gravitated toward art school as a place to explore his feelings of alienation. The whimsical and cartoonish nature of his practice caught the attention of national and international galleries, transforming him into one of our foremost conceptual artists.
Curated by Glenn Barkley and Lesley Harding, this show will unpack how Danko works with objects and the way he gives them a kind of veracity and performative power. As the son of immigrant parents, he is also keenly aware of Australia’s social and political fabric and frequently satirises cultural values.