Until April 15th
National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) International, Melbourne
If you’re yet to go, make it happen. Visiting NGV International’s most ambitious and varied offering to date is, at the least, a tri-weekly to-do for me – it’s that good!
Displayed on all four levels of the St. Kilda Road gallery, you’ll discover the work of over 100 artists and designers from 32 countries, spanning cutting-edge technologies, architecture, animation, performance, film, painting, drawing, fashion design, tapestry and sculpture.
Upon entering prepare to be stopped in your tracks by Xu Zhen’s 18-metre long, ‘Eternity-Buddha in Nirvana’, the largest work in his ‘Eternal’ series and one of 20 large-scale artworks commissioned by NGV. From the playful to the haunting, other highlights include: teamLabs’ interactive digital projection, ‘Moving creates vortices and vortices create movement’; giant skulls by local artist Ron Mueck in his largest work to date, ‘Mass’; Yayoi Kusama’s ‘Flower Obsession’; Nendo’s ‘Manga Chairs’; Pae White’s ‘Untitled’ illusionary opt art and textile installation; and the quirky replica Moroccan tea house, designed by Hassan Hajjaj.