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Museum of Contemporary Art Australia presents TABOO

Submitted by on December 31, 2012 – 3:46 pm

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) presents TABOO, a multi-faceted program curated by Australian artist Brook Andrew, open 19 December 2012 – 24 February 2013, exploring issues of taboo – attitudes long held and traditionally entrenched in societies around the globe.

TABOO comprises a group exhibition in the Level 1 South Gallery as well as an extensive program of performances, conversations and film presented throughout January and February 2013 in multiple locations around the Museum.

Brook Andrew said: ‘Raising issues of censorship with ‘daring’ or ‘disrespectful’ devices, TABOO aims to re-visit arguments and decisions made out of fear and trauma that have now become verbatim to shut down discourse or even to influence good value in debate, creativity and culture. TABOO aims to remove these barricades by juxtaposing ideas that open other strategies to enable visibility, discussion and accessibility.’

Featured artists in the group exhibition are Bindi Cole (Australia); Jimmie Durham (Europe); Leah Gordon (UK); Alicia Henry (USA); Ricardo Idagi (Australia); Anton Kannemeyer (South Africa); Jompet (Agustinus Kuswidanato) (Indonesia); Yal Ton (Eric Bridgeman) (PNG and Australia); Judy Watson (Australia) and Ana Mendieta (Cuba and USA). – www.mca.com.au

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