As the lights turned on for Vivid Sydney outside, the MCA turned on a conversation inside. We launched Conversation Starters to promote open conversation with questions that define our global situation. Some of these questions were challenging, difficult and even uncomfortable. We were humbled to read through the thoughtful, anonymous answers shared by our open-minded and brave visitors.
One of these questions was, “What are you afraid of for the future?” This question prompted our visitors to reflect both on their personal lives and the broader global situation that we live in, and look to the future in relation to their fears. Fear can be tough to talk about and the future can be scary, but our visitors answered this question with honesty, reflection and sometimes even humour. Here are a few of their answers.
Conversation Starters was inspired by the work of artist Kader Attia, whose solo exhibition is in its last days and can be viewed at the MCA before Sunday 30 July. Attia’s art explores themes such as colonialism, power and fear.
This question prompted our visitors to reflect both on their personal lives and the broader global situation that we live in...