NGV Tri­en­nial

Where Melbourne - - Where Now / What’s On - On­go­ing, NGV In­ter­na­tional, 180 St Kilda Road, Mel­bourne. 8620 2222.

The in­au­gu­ral “NGV Tri­en­nial” show­cases ma­jor works by more than 100 artists and de­sign­ers from 32 coun­tries across all four lev­els of NGV In­ter­na­tional. The artists and de­sign­ers have been se­lected for their di­ver­sity and dynamism of prac­tice, in­clud­ing those em­brac­ing cut­ting edge tech­nolo­gies—from 3D print­ing to ro­bot­ics, as well as per­for­mance, film, paint­ing, draw­ing, in­stal­la­tion and fash­ion de­sign, ta­pes­try and sculp­ture. High­lights of the free ex­hi­bi­tion in­clude a num­ber of world­premiere Ngv-led com­mis­sions, in­clud­ing a ma­jor new par­tic­i­pa­tory work by Yayoi Kusama (Ja­pan) in which vis­i­tors ‘oblit­er­ate’ a room with flow­ers. There’s also a 15.8-me­tre-long re­clin­ing Bud­dha sculp­ture adorned with 3D scanned and cast repli­cas of clas­si­cal Greco-ro­man sculp­tures by Xu Zhen (China), cre­at­ing a meet­ing of Eastern and Western art tra­di­tions.

Xu Zhen, “Eter­ni­tyBud­dha in Nir­vana” 2017, © Xu Zhen. Im­age cour­tesy Made In Com­pany, Shang­hai.

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