Primavera 2018

Eight young Australian artists take centre stage at the MCA.
Lucy McNabb
Published on January 21, 2019


Curated this year by Megan Robson, Primavera 2018 — the MCA's showcase of young Australian artists — is exhibiting work from eight selected artists exploring the theme of identity and why it's important today.

Artists Hoda Afshar, Caroline Garcia, Hayley Millar-Baker, Spence Messih, Phuong Ngo, Jason Phu, Ryan Presley and Andrew Tenison work across a range of disciplines including video, installation, painting, photography and sculpture. Many of the works have been created especially for the exhibition, and each artist will be specifically questioning the construction and interpretation of identity within our culture and political climate.

For the uninitiated, Primavera is the MCA's yearly exhibition of Australian artists under 35 years old. Now in its 27th edition, the show has a rep for catching artists early in their careers who then go on to achieve international acclaim. Basically it's a chance to see the ones-to-watch while they're still the ones-to-watch.

Image: Daniel Boud.


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