Top 5 exhibitions M contemporary staff are excited for summer
1) The Origin of Art
Probably Australia’s most exciting and mysterious art museums MONA in Hobart has curated a show discussing how art works for the maker and the viewer in a biological sense? This is a philosophical exhibition with a little bit of Sci-fi thrown in. Artist include Patricia Piccinini, Vernon Ah Khee and Yayoi Kusama
Visit: The origin of Art, MONA, 5 Nov 2016 -17 Apr 2017
In collaboration with the TATE in London this summer showcase at the Art Gallery of NSW is a presentation of the persistent yet changing representation the nude in art. Nude offers an enticing chronological tour through many major art movements, including romanticism, cubism, surrealism and feminism. This exhibition is seductive and diverse and offering something for every art connoisseur.
Visit: AGNSW between 5 Nov 2016 – 5 Feb 2017
Nishi gallery is a small contemporary art space in Canberra’s New Acton Art precinct. This month they are holding a photographic exhibition in collaboration with John Wardle Architects interrogating the boundaries between public and private space. If you are a fan of good design and beautiful visual essays coincidences is the show for you.
Visit: coincidences, Nishi Gallery, until the 17 Feb
4) Tatsuo Miyajima
Miyajima is one of japans most respected artists, The MCA in Sydney has put together astonishing retrospective show displaying decades of work from an artist obsessed with digital technology, numerals and the passage of time. This is the first time a major retrospective of Miyajima’s work has been shown in the southern hemisphere
Visit: Tatsuo Miyajima, MCA, until the 5 March
5) Sugar Spin
With the weather so fine GOMA Queensland Gallery Of Modern Art is well on our radar. This summer GOMA presents Sugar Spin, an exhibition sweetly reflecting on connections between humanity and the natural world. Sugar spin features over 250 contemporary artworks exploring light, space, architecture and the senses. Sweet!
Visit: Sugar Spin, GOMA, 3 Dec 2016 – 17 Apr 2017