Cornelia Parker. The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney

Posted 1 November 2019

8 November 2019 - 16 February 2020

Cornelia Parker is the first major survey exhibition of the artist’s work in the Southern Hemisphere. This Sydney-exclusive exhibition will feature over 40 artworks from across the artist’s career, including large-scale installations, embroideries, works on paper, video works, and a selection of small-scale sculptures and objects.

One of the most important women artists working today, Cornelia Parker OBE is known for her transformation of everyday objects into unexpected, haunting scenarios. In the artist’s hands domestic and familiar items are exploded, shot, turned back to front, and rearranged in often surprising ways. Working with sculpture and installation, as well as drawing, photography and film, Parker positions her subjects at the very moment of their transformation, suspended in time and completely still.

Image: Cornelia Parker, Cold Dark Matter: An Exploded View, 1991. Installation view, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, 2019. Blown up garden shed and contents, wire, light bulb. Tate: Presented by the Patrons of New Art (Special Purchase Fund) through the Tate Gallery Foundation 1995. Image courtesy the artist, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia and Frith Street Gallery, London. Photograph: Anna Kučera

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Cornelia Parker. The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney