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
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.