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SYDNEY

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

Taboo

ANTON KANNEMEYERIn Heaven, 2011, Lithograph, 57.2 x 76 cm. 

Courtesy the artist and Stevenson, Cape Town/Johannesburg.


With its provocative title, “Taboo,” and a press statement warning that the exhibition “may be confronting,” the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia’s latest show was promoted to raise expectations of shock and titillation. Promptly ticking the boxes for strong language, sexual references and violence that would warrant such a caution, the exhibition revealed these factors to be heavy-hitting tactics exploited by the curator and participating artists to question larger…

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