In Conversation: Primavera 2018 curator Megan Robson

ArtsHub Visual Arts Editor, Gina Fairley, spoke with MCA’s Megan Robson about the current exhibition, Primavera 2018, in response to a wave of commentary that followed its recent review.
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Installation view: Primavera 2018 at Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney. Photo credit: Jessica Maurer.

On 9 November, Primavera 2018: Young Australian Artists opened at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA). It is the 27th edition of an annual exhibition established in 1992 by patrons Dr Edward Jackson AM and Mrs Cynthia Jackson AM in honour of their daughter Belinda. Its intention is to showcase early career artists under 35. It is not a survey exhibition.

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Gina Fairley and Megan Robson
About the Author
Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. Megan Robson is Assistant Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. Recent curatorial projects include Installation Contemporary, Sydney Contemporary (with Rachel Kent) (2017); Primavera at 25 (2016–2017; touring nationally in 2017–2018); Martu Art from the Far Western Desert (with Anna Davis) (2014) and New Acquisitions in Context (with Anna Davis) (2013). She has worked across a range of notable exhibitions including solo projects with Aleks Danko, Runa Islam, Anish Kapoor, Christian Marclay, Tatsuo Miyajima, Annette Messager and Sun Xun; as well as large-scale presentations such as New Romance: art and the posthuman, string theory: Focus on contemporary Australian art and Marking Time. Previously, she worked with contemporary art organisations such as the Barbican Centre, London and the Biennale of Sydney.
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