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Doug Aitken: New Era

Doug Aitken, NEW ERA, 2018 © the artist. Photograph: John Berens

Every day, 10am to 11am Wednesday 20 October to Wednesday 9 February 2022


Adult: $28.00Concession: $22.00Youth: $12.00Child: FreeFamily: $60.00

Plunge into the world of American artist Doug Aitken this summer.

In this Sydney-exclusive exhibition, see installations, objects, photographs, and vast immersive multi-screen environments that will envelop you within a kaleidoscope of moving imagery and sound.

Using light, reflection and multiplication, Aitken mesmerises visitors. His works lead us into a world where time, space, and memory are fluid concepts.

Don’t miss exhibition highlights, including Sonic Fountain II (2013/2015), a large-scale sound installation built into a rocky, earthen terrain situated within the gallery. An immersive video installation inspired by the history of mobile phone technology and its pioneer, the American engineer Martin Cooper, NEW ERA (2018) reflects on the power of communications technology as it unites and dislocates us.

Covid-safe information

Your safety is important to us. The Museum will reopen on Tuesday 12 October 2021 with enhanced health and safety measures in place in accordance with the NSW Public Health Order.

Our current safety measures include:

  • Museum entry at George Street and exit at Circular Quay.

  • All MCA staff, and visitors 16 years and over, must be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine. Proof of full vaccination (or medical exemption) will be requested on entry. Ways to prove vaccination or medical exemption are as follows:

  • COVID-19 digital certificate displayed through the Medicare App, Service NSW App or equivalent smartphone wallet;

  • printed version of the COVID-19 digital certificate or immunisation history statement;

  • successful completion of a Service NSW QR check-in that includes vaccination confirmation;

  • NSW Health certificate of medical contraindication, signed by a medical practitioner

  • All adults must register on entry using the Service NSW QR code. Children should be added as dependents. If you do not have access to a smartphone, our staff will make a record of your contact details.

  • Unvaccinated visitors under the age of 16 years must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult.

  • Face masks must be worn while in the Museum and the MCA Store by all visitors aged over 12 years. Please bring your own mask with you.

  • We have capacity limits in place, based on a maximum of 1 person per 4 square metres - please follow staff instructions.

  • We have enhanced daily cleaning regimes in place

  • We request you are mindful of social distancing and please keep at least 1.5 metres from others.

  • We ensure adequate handwashing facilities and sanitiser is available.

  • During your visit, you might be asked to queue, wait or come back later if necessary if rooms have reached capacity. We thank you in advance for your co-operation and patience.

Please don’t visit the Museum if you feel unwell, have experienced symptoms of COVID-19 including a fever and sore throat in the last 14 days.

Visitors who do not comply with these conditions will not be admitted or will be asked to leave the Museum to ensure the safety of all visitors and staff.

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Museum of Contemporary Art Australia


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