Tag Archives: contemporary art

Melbourne Now countdown – day 95

A New Zealander who has been based in Melbourne since 2002, Jess Johnson is known for her drawing and installation practice that is inspired by the speculative themes of science fiction, cosmology and comic books. Her installation environments depict parallel …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 97

Melbourne artist Alasdair McLuckie will present a series of new works in Melbourne Now. Elaborating an intoxicating brew of analytical cubism, voodoo modernism, neo-folk and craft traditions, his beaded paintings and graphic sculptures involve drawing, sculpting and crafting to explore …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 99

Melbourne Now is taking shape… Following an intense period of research conducted by over 20 NGV curators, and ongoing meetings with artists, architects, designers, galleries, editors and writers, collaborating curators, philanthropic supporters, among many other partners and members of the …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 100

Today marks the 100th day until the opening of Melbourne Now and as we count down to the 22nd of November the many artists, curators, designers, performers and publishers involved in the exhibition, will be contributing to our dedicated blog …  More

Edible art

Something very special is currently installed on Level 3 of NGV International. Rirkrit Tiravanja’s work, Untitled (lunch box) has not only changed the tummy-teasing experience of being a long way from Gallery Kitchen after climbing two spiralling floors of art history, but also …  More

A new breeze

Suspended according to the most basic laws of physics, and yet somehow defying nature’s gravitational pull, Žilvinas Kempinas’ Double O 2008 is a sight to behold… Two loops of videotape – employed as sculptural material and graphic form rather than …  More

Collection Selection – Yayoi Kusama

During rare quiet moments I like to spend time with Yayoi Kusama’s Tender are the stairs to heaven, 2004. In the darkened room on Level 3, everything else melts away, what is left is limitless space and a never-ending illuminated staircase. As …  More