Conversation Starters: A New Program of Art and Ideas

Kader Attia, Asesinos! Asesinos!, 2014, installation view, Injuries Are Here, Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, 2015, 134 wooden doors, 47 megaphones, Vehbi Koç Foundation Contemporary Art Collection, Istanbul, image courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong © the artist
03 Jun - 04 Jun 2017 10:00 - 21:00
MCA Café & Sculpture Terrace, Level 4, Museum of Contemporary Art, 140 George Street, The Rocks, NSW 2000
Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia

It’s time to start a conversation that might get uncomfortable. We want to sit down with you and talk about some of the urgent questions that define our global situation and how together we might make sense of it all. Inspired by the work of artist Kader Attia, who explores questions of repair, power and colonialism, we aim to see how contemporary art can be the starting point for a different kind of conversation.

Often, the hardest part of the conversation is knowing where to begin, how to ask the first question and how to remain open to other perspectives. We invite you to take this first step with us and open our doors to some difficult conversations — even if we may disagree on some points. What kind of conversation can we have about diversity, tolerance and togetherness? Or what about decolonisation, power and fear?

Over the course of the first weekend in June, join in many different events including workshops, films and performances. Take part in a weaving workshop; a breakfast that looks at the culture of eating with the hand, and a four hour durational drawing performance responding to a barrage of news. Join an exchange with members of Western Sydney’s refugee and asylum seeker community during the PTY | Fairfield performance of Tribunal and much more.

Click here for the full program. 

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