NGV Friday Nights
New Jazz Swing

Fri 10 Jan, 6pm–10pm

Past program

NGV International

Ground Level

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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.

6–10pm
Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines

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.

6–8pm

New Jack Swing | Jade Zoe

Jade Zoe spins a set of New Jack Swing, the fusion genre which originated with Janet Jackson’s 1986 album Control. This Melbourne based DJ, presenter and event curator is known for her genre-bending and dance floor sets that take in RnB, hip hop, dancehall, grime, pop and everything in between.

NGV Garden

6–8pm
Cupids Cut
CLOSET Disco Bar

6.30pm

The Last Works | Exhibition Talk

NGV Curatorial Project Officer Meg Slater reflects on the last works by Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines

7pm, 8pm & 9pm
Performances by Aysha Buffet & Nefertiti LaNegra
CLOSET Disco Bar

8–10pm
Gay Roberto
CLOSET Disco Bar

8–10pm

New York No Wave | Noise In My Head

Combining free jazz with the sounds of New York’s unmistakable no wave scene, Noise In My Head, a freeform sonic excursion piloted by Michael Kucyk, spins an 80s New York no wave DJ set.

NGV Garden

Friday Nights International Painting Prints & Drawings Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat NGV International