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Ultra Unreal

Where
Museum of Contemporary Art
Museum of Contemporary Art
140 George Street , The Rocks NSW 2000
140 George St, The Rocks
When

Mondays to Thursdays and Weekends, 10am to 5pm Fridays, 10am to 9pm Friday 22 July 2022 to Sunday 2 October 2022

Ultra Unreal is an exhibition of fantastical worlds simulating more-than-human futures, evolving belief systems and fluid frameworks of being. Featuring six artists and collectives whose world-building practices are connected to nightlife ecosystems across the globe, it explores how constructing other worlds can give birth to new mythologies, raising questions about what we believe in and how our beliefs emerge.

The Ultra Unreal exhibition presents the works of six artists and collectives whose practices are connected to nightlife ecosystems across the globe. Club Ate (Sydney), Korakrit Arunanondchai and Alex Gvojic (Bangkok & New York), Lawrence Lek (London), Lu Yang (Shanghai), and Saeborg (Tokyo) build worlds that blend myth and reality, simulating more-than-human futures, evolving belief systems and fluid frameworks of being.

Drawing inspiration from Ning Ken’s concept of the ultra-unreal, the exhibition reflects on the relevance of mythmaking today and its role in navigating complex realities and creating new worlds. It examines how mythologies can be used to reveal hidden histories and reorientate visions of the future, raising questions about what we believe in and how our beliefs emerge.

Curated by Anna Davis, the Ultra Unreal exhibition takes place in the MCA Galleries and beyond. Spread across physical and virtual spaces, it includes installations, performances, augmented reality (AR), film screenings and artist-led events.

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