Exhibition News

MCA appoints David Broker as Primavera 2002 Curator.

Published Tuesday, February 5, 2002

The 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 activism."

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