Diver­sity and dy­namism are the prom­ise of the NGV Tri­en­nial, a snapshot of in­ter­na­tional con­tem­po­rary art and de­sign at the Na­tional Gallery of Vic­to­ria in Mel­bourne

VOGUE Living Australia - - Contents - By Freya Her­ring

At the in­au­gu­ral NGV Tri­en­nial, the lines be­tween art and de­sign are con­sciously blurred. “For us, bound­aries in dis­ci­plines have van­ished,” says Hum­berto Cam­pana, who, along with his brother Fer­nando, forms Brazil’s Es­tu­dio Cam­pana. “What mat­ters is to be free to cre­ate with­out la­bels,” says Fer­nando. The Tri­en­nial is now in ses­sion, with 120 artists and de­sign­ers, in­clud­ing Es­tu­dio Cam­pana, from more than 30 coun­tries show­ing in one im­mer­sive ex­hi­bi­tion. NGV di­rec­tor Tony Ell­wood ex­plains that the fo­cus is on “the in­ter­sec­tions be­tween ar­chi­tec­ture, con­tem­po­rary art and de­sign”. With ev­ery­thing from sculp­ture to per­for­mance art, fash­ion, fur­ni­ture and paint­ing, the NGV Tri­en­nial, which runs un­til mid-April, is a fas­ci­nat­ing show all about the cre­ative force of ideas.

be­low, from left: Es­tu­dio Cam­pana’s col­lab­o­ra­tion of em­broi­dered sec­tions by Yar­renyty Arl­tere Artists is fea­tured at NGV Tri­en­nial. Hum­berto (left) and Fer­nando Cam­pana.

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