BEAT THE HEAT

ELLE (Australia) - - Fiction -

Guar­an­teed air-con is enough to get us any­where in the warmer months, but this sum­mer there’s even more rea­son to bee­line for the coun­try’s lead­ing art spots – there’s a bunch of ex­cit­ing ex­hibits to send your cul­ture cred sky­rock­et­ing while the tem­per­a­ture out­side does the same. Don’t miss Swiss artist Pip­i­lotti Rist’s colour­fully heady video in­stal­la­tions, which will be pro­jected over an en­tire floor at Syd­ney’s Mu­seum of Con­tem­po­rary Art in its ma­jor sum­mer ex­hi­bi­tion Pip­i­lotti Rist:

Sip My Ocean, from Novem­ber 1. Up in the Sun­shine State, Bris­bane’s Gallery of Mod­ern Art will show more than 70 of dot-ob­sessed artist and Louis Vuit­ton-col­lab­o­ra­tor Yayoi Kusama’s works from Novem­ber 4 in Life Is The Heart Of A Rain­bow.

Come De­cem­ber 15, in what’s ar­guably the most am­bi­tious ex­hi­bi­tion of con­tem­po­rary art ever held in Mel­bourne, the Na­tional Gallery of Vic­to­ria will play host to 78 artists from 32 coun­tries in the NGV Tri­en­nial, re­flect­ing on the cur­rent state of con­tem­po­rary art through works from lead­ing lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional artists Ben Quilty, Nick Cave, Iris van Her­pen, Reko Ren­nie, Team­lab, Yayoi Kusama, Zanele Muholi and Adel Abidin. (Be sure to check out Is­raeli artist Ei­nat Amir’s

Gog­gle­box-style in­stal­la­tion, in which mem­bers of the pub­lic can take a seat in front of their favourite TV shows while fel­low gallery vis­i­tors watch on.) And once 2018 rolls around, head to Tas­ma­nia for the Mu­seum of Old and New Art’s Foma fes­ti­val, the sum­mer cousin to the beloved Dark Mofo, cu­rated by Vi­o­lent Femmes bassist Brian Ritchie. mca.com.au; qagoma.qld.gov.au; ngv.vic.gov.au; mofo.net.au ]

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