Opening Celebration: Jul.9
Art in residence Various dates and times/Galleries Level 1
See art in action as Chinese artist Sun Xun creates a new 10-metre painting at the MCA during the opening week of his solo exhibition.
Known for his residency-based projects around the world, Sun Xun will create a working studioin the MCA’s Level 1 South Gallery. Audiences will have the chance to see the artist painting a large-scale artwork that responds to his time in Sydney.
This event is part of the Sun Xun winter exhibition at the MCA, featuring paintings, drawings, animations and woodcuts.Please note: times may vary throughout the day.
Guided tour Various dates and times/Galleries Level 1
Tour Sun Xun with volunteer guides and discover art, artists and their hidden stories.
Sun Xun’s works often highlight the absurd incongruities between authorised histories and personal recollections, and are particularly concerned with how history can be manipulated, interrogating the differences between official narratives presented by public agencies, politicians and the media — and more marginalised accounts that stem from ordinary people’s experiences. Tours run daily and times vary, find the tour dates, times and specific exhibition information on the website.
Meet the guide at the information desk in the MCA Foyer on Level 1. Free, drop-in.
In Conversation: Sun Xun 07/15 Sunday, 2-3:30pm, Lecture theatre Level 2
Don’t miss this talk with one of China’s most exciting artists, Sun Xun, in conversation with MCA Curator Anna Davis, marking his first solo exhibition in Australia, Sun Xun.
Discussing the influences and ideas that have shaped his art practice, Sun Xun will also share
insights into his new works commissioned for this exhibition, and the experience of painting live inside our galleries over the course of the opening week.