The Museum of Contemporary Art in conjunction with the Biennale of Sydney is currently showcasing a selection of works, centered on the theme of Revolutions- Forms that Turn. Many of the works on display have attracted controversy following a series of complaints by patrons. Maurizio Cattelan‘s Novecento, which consists of a dead horse hanging from the gallery ceiling has outraged animal rights groups, while Leon Ferrari‘s Western Christian Civilization depicting Jesus crucified to a plane has also been deemed offensive by some. Other artists whose works are part of the display include Rosemary Laing, Miroslav Tichy, Tracey Moffat and Anawana Haloba.
Rosemary Laing has studied at several Australian institutions including The College of Fine Arts, Paddington, Sydney College of the Arts and The Tasmanian School of Art. Her work has appeared in various group and solo shows on an international scale, at galleries including Galerie Lelong, New York, Bridgestone Museum of Art, Tokyo, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland and Queensland Art Gallery. She has won several awards for her art practice including the Australian Research Council Grant from the University of New South Wales, The Perc Tucker Acquisition from Townsville Regional Gallery and the Blanche Louisa Buttner Bequest, Queensland Art Gallery.