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The new MCA, Sydney

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Ah Xian's China China

The good news is that it actually looks like a Museum of Contemporary Art. 

The bad news is that the current collection looks like a garage sale. How are bog standard traditional aboriginal paintings on bark considered ‘contemporary’? And what’s with all the Year 12 major works? There are some stunning pieces such as Ah Xian’s China China bust and an old collection of Tracey Moffatt photos but they’re set amongst some really puzzling dross.

I visited MONA in Tasmania recently so maybe that has ruined me forever? Maybe everything is going to seem completely crap in the shadow of its pure magnificence or – just maybe – the new MCA really is disappointing.

Have you been? What did you think?


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