Prima Donna

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3  – 19 September 1998

Curator: Benjamin Genocchio
Artists: Yenda Carson, Megan Marshall, Ruth Watson and Justene Williams.

Prima Donna offers a playful parody of Primavera, the annual showcase of young contemporary artists at the Museum of Contemporary Art.

The work of the four artists included in the exhibition relates to the title in another way. Their work is grounded in the trivial events and mundane concerns of everyday life, yet produced with a sense of verve and spunk that is very much out of the ordinary.

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Ruth Watson, Take Heart (detail), 1998, chocolate wrapping paper, silicone, pins, 160 x 160 cm. Installation view, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art. Courtesy the artist.

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Ruth Watson, Take Heart (detail), 1998, chocolate wrapping paper, silicone, pins, 160 x 160 cm. Installation view, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art. Courtesy the artist.

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Ruth Watson, Take Heart (detail), 1998, chocolate wrapping paper, silicone, pins, 160 x 160 cm. Installation view, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art. Courtesy the artist.
Header Image: Ruth Watson, Take Heart (detail), 1998, chocolate wrapping paper, silicone, pins, 160 x 160 cm. Installation view, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art. Courtesy the artist.