It’s the NGV’s most ambitious project to date: a behemoth exhibition of art and design set to dominate your summer
[Sponsored] Ready for a summer blockbuster? The inaugural NGV Triennial descends on the St Kilda Road gallery from December 15, bringing with it works from over 100 artists and designers from more than 32 different countries.
This landmark free exhibition celebrates the very best in contemporary art, design and architecture, with a special focus on how these artforms intersect. The Triennial will be a Melbourne exclusive and feature a host of works never before seen by Melbourne audiences.
Visitors to the NGV will be able to see works take over all four floors of NGV International. Japanese artist and dot obsessive Yayoi Kusama leads the line-up, which also features electronic artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Chinese sculptor and installation artist Xu Zhen, video wizard Candice Breitz, haute couture designer Guo Pei (who designed Rihanna’s canary-yellow Met Ball gown), Irish doco photographer Richard Mosse, Italian designers Formafantasma, as well as Australian artists Ron Mueck, Ben Quilty and Tom Crago, to name a few.
Several new works have been commissioned just for the Triennial, including a brand new immersive installation by Kusama. Works featured will span cultures, scales, geographies and perspectives, with a particular emphasis on work from underrepresented countries in the art scene.