MCA appoints David Broker as Primavera 2002 Curator.
Published Tuesday, 5 February 2002The Museum of Contemporary Art today announced guest curator for Primavera
2002 as David Broker, Deputy Director and Program Manager at the Institute
of Modern Art, Brisbane.
The MCA's 11th Primavera exhibition will open at
the MCA on Wednesday 16 October.
Primavera is the MCA's annual exhibition presenting work by Australian
artists under 35 years. The exhibition was founded through the generous
benefaction of Ted and Cynthia Jackson, and the Jackson family, in memory of
their daughter Belinda.
Each year a guest curator is invited to select artists from across Australia
that they feel represent current trends and art making styles emerging in a
new generation of contemporary artists.
"David's desire to explore contemporary youth culture and how it influences
the work of young artists will provide an innovative and an interesting
perspective that fits well with the objectives of the Museum's Primavera
exhibition," said MCA Director, Elizabeth Ann Macgregor.
"I have a particular interest in "street work" such as graffiti, slogans,
murals and culture jamming - manipulating and subverting existing commercial
signage, and the ways in which these art forms have been adapted and mutated
for the gallery," said Broker.
Broker added, "I'm also interested in exploring how a younger generation of
artists are representing and interpreting the diversity of youth
sub-cultures and marginalised groups within our communities - ravers,
skaters, hip hop culture, anti-globalisation protestors, environmental