NGV Friday Nights

Fri 22 Feb, 6pm–10pm

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Experience this summer’s major exhibition Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds after hours at NGV Friday Nights with live music, guest DJs, pop-up bars, food and architecture taking over the Ground Floor and NGV Garden.

Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds
Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds is a groundbreaking exhibition that features the work of Dutch artist M. C. Escher in dialogue with the work of acclaimed Japanese design studio nendo. Hold on to your NGV Friday Night ticket and head over to the exhibition entrance at your allocated entry time.

Bach X Reimagined
Live performances at 6.30pm, 7.30pm & 8.30pm
Presented by anon.
‘when I am listening to Bach I frequently get inspired and feel an overwhelming instinct for his insistent rhythm, a cadence seeking something of the infinite.’M. C. Escher

Inspired by composer Johann Sebastian Bach’s repetitious compositions, Escher’s art of infinite tessellations mirrors Bach’s music. Referencing this parallel, creative collaboration anon. brings together Australian composers and performing artists to reimagine the works of Bach with live performances, new compositions across baroque, classical and jazz styles and a specially commissioned soundscape.

Sound Design
Marty Hicks, Spatium Sonum Aeternum (2018)

New Commission
Nicholas Buc, New Commission (2018)

Performing Artists
Nicole Tj, piano
Thomas Lo, violin
Rebecca Proietto, cello

6–8pm PJENNE
Pjenné is a versatile purveyor of vibe matched only by those who have been buying and playing records for years. With a record collection that boasts an exquisite taste for the uplifting yet hedonistic roots of disco, synth pop and new wave and dance and electronics from around the globe, she finds harmony in diversity which is reflected in a range of regular slots across Melbourne. Soon to make her debut at the Supernatural Amphitheatre for the 13th Golden Plains festival, Pjenné is no stranger to the festival circuit having made multiple appearances at Inner Varnika, Strawberry Fields and Freedom Time.

8–10pm OJ KUSH
OJ KUSH celebrates the unique and innovative experience that arises when musicians come together and exchange musical expression in the spirit of improvisation. Their music combines organic sounds with modern twists resulting in unique one-off performances. The traditional band drummer is replaced by drum machines and programmed loops, enabling a variety of styles and sounds, and forming the basis of the overall performance rhythm. Expect Jazz, funk, hiphop, boogie and house in the presence of OJ KUSH.
Presented by Sensible Antixx

Wander through NGV’s 2018 Architecture Commission Doubleground and discover chasm-like passageways, tilted embankments and a bamboo garden inspired by the building’s original Bamboo Court. Designed by Muir architecture and Openwork.

Friday Nights Design International Prints & Drawings Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds NGV International