Major works by MARIA FERNANDA CARDOSO, including Actual Size I and Actual Size II have been acquired by the Tate London and the Museum of Contemporary Art, as part of a joint acquisition program that aims to bring Australian art into the international spotlight.
These works were shown at the beginning of the year at ARC ONE gallery in the exhibition, The Art of Seduction. In this exhibition, Cardoso looked at the complex behaviour of miniscule animals to explore notions of sexual selection and how that might relate to our aesthetic sense. Along with the spectacular video work On the Origins of Art, this body of work also represented Australia in the Cuenca Biennial.
Elizabeth Ann Macgregor, Director of the MCA has said that the works will be shared by both major institutions.