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This September the MCA will be hosting a conference The Forever Now: Contemporary Art Collections in the 21st Century, which will include our own departmental colleague Stephen Gilchrist as a guest speaker.


The conference is presented as part of the opening celebrations of the MCA’s newly transformed collection galleries, and brings together artists, curators, academics and commentators from Australia and abroad, to examine how contemporary art collections shape our pasts and anticipate our futures.


Confirmed speakers include:


Frances Morris (Director, Tate Modern)
Jenepher Duncan (Curator, Contemporary Australian Art, Art Gallery of Western Australia and former Director of Australian Centre for Contemporary Art and Monash University Museum of Art)
Natasha Conland (Curator, Auckland Art Gallery)
Stephen Gilchrist (Lecturer, University of Sydney )
Thomas J. Berghuis (Director, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara, Indonesia)
Tom Nicholson (artist, Lecturer, Monash Art, Design and Architecture at Monash University)


The conference runs from Thursday 1 evening, through to Saturday 3 September in the afternoon at the MCA, with a 15% registration fee discount for Artshub and NAVA members.



To find out more and register online, please visit the MCA website here.


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