NGV Friday Nights returns this summer during Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines, paying homage to the 1980s and New York downtown. DJs spotlight an 80s music moment each week, mixed in with drag performances, classic cocktails and New York City street food.
Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines presents the work of two of the most significant and influential artists of the late twentieth century, revealing fascinating insights into their unique visual languages and the many intersections between their lives, practices and ideas. KAWS: Companionship in the Age of Loneliness is not open during NGV Friday Nights.
Disco Not Disco | A.Kid
Employing his passion for vinyl oddities, A.Kid leads audiences through the experimental sides of disco and punk. This Melbourne based multidisciplinary artist, DJ and Mandarin Dreams’ Label boss champions the sounds of bedroom music and the artist collective.
Political Thoughts | Exhibition Talk
NGV curator Pip Wallis considers a selection Haring and Basquiat’s works that address politics and looks at how both artists engaged with social and political issues of their time.
80s New Wave Pop | Beth Grace
Exploring unforgettable music of 80s new wave pop, Beth Grace demonstrates her talent for creating incredible house and disco sets. Captivating crowds with her intuitive and knowledgeable track selection Beth has recently brought the party to Falls Festival, Beyond the Valley and Babylon Festival amongst others.