Featuring the work of over 100 artists and designers from 32 countries, the NGV Triennial surveys the world of art and design, across cultures, scales, geographies and perspectives.
1. Santa Cruz River
Buenos Aires–based artist and designer Alexandra Kehayoglou uses hand-tufted wool rugs to draw into focus landscapes under threat of irreversible change. Her powerful works merge traditional rug-making techniques with detailed site analysis, drone footage and photography.
Inspired by the complex biological structure of the human skull – which the artist considers beautiful and extraordinary – Ron Mueck’s new work Mass, 2016–17, celebrates a form that links us as a species. READ MORE
3. COMING SOON NEAR YOU
Einat Amir's works of art invite gallery visitors to participate in constructed settings, Become apart of the installation at NGV Triennial with Einat Amir’s "Coming soon near you" visitors can sit in a typical living room and watch a video of their choice while life in the Gallery continues around them. BOOK A SESSION
4. we make carpets
For the NGV Triennial Dutch art collective We Make Carpets has developed a large-scale interactive project that has transformed the Gallery’s dedicated children’s space. In visiting We Make Carpets, young visitors and their families will be inspired to create new patterns of their own using an array of everyday objects such as pegs,coloured rope and kitchen sponges. READ MORE
5. FLOWER OBSESSION
Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama is one of the most celebrated living artists in the world today. She sees the world in dots and she wants you to experience this too entering her world. In creating a new work for the NGV Triennial, Kusama invites you to take a single red flower, and find a special spot in the house to help obliterate all the surfaces with flowers. READ MORE
6. NOSS NOSS STUDIO
Hassan Hajjaj has a long-standing involvement with photography, video, fashion and music and his work evokes African studio portraiture from the 1960s and 1970s. For the NGV Triennial Hajjaj creates a lively experience whereby visitors are transported into a Moroccan tea house with furniture made from found materials, traditional rugs, artist-designed wallpaper, light fittings and a selection of Hajjaj’s vibrant photo-works.
7.Moving creates vortices and vortices create movement
TeamLab is an art collective and interdisciplinary creative group based in Tokyo whose members refer to themselves as ‘ultratechnologists’. For the NGV Triennial, teamLab have transformed a large gallery space into an interactive experience that responds as water would to human presence and movement. Come, visit the space, and see what marks you literally leave as you navigate your way through the teamLab experience.
Victoria Amazonica, 2017, was created by Brazilian designers Fernando and Humberto Campana in collaboration with Yarrenyty Arltere Artists, designers Elliat Rich and James Young and the Centre for Appropriate Technology – all based in Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. Based initially on a sketch Humberto Campana made in Alice Springs of a giant South American lily, this exuberant, large-scale soft domed structure features intricate embroidery by the Yarrenyty Arltere Artists that tells stories of rain, rivers and water.
Hahan combines the aesthetics of traditional Javanese mythology with popular youth culture and underground comics. His works illustrate a point of tension between the local and the global and, while acknowledging its allure, critiques the mechanisms of an expanding global art market.
Known for her boundary-pushing installations using thread, yarn and weaving, Pae White’s installation (Untitled) 2017, uses graphic forms writ large as the starting point for an exploration of space. Acrylic yarn extends the outline of the flat shapes in three-dimensions, as solid lines within the gallery. Moving through the room and between the coloured forms shifts the viewer’s perception of space as new compositions of line, form and colour reveal themselves from different positions.
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