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.
Pure 80s Sass | Danny Hotep
Bringing his trademark disco knowledge, Danny Hotep evokes the feverish sounds of pure 80s sass. Danny Hotep is host of Hope Street Radio’s Skyloungin’, has previously held down late night residencies at Revolver and the Toff in Town, and has played multiple festivals including a closing set at Meredith.
Connecting Lives | Exhibition Talk
NGV Guide Helen Robinson explores the shared interests of Haring and Basquiat including street art, performance and dance, symbols and words, racism and politics.
Art from the Margins | La Trobe University
Dr Quinn Eades, Tracey Banivanua Mar Fellow of Philosophy, considers the importance of supporting creative practice from the margins.
Funk | MzRizk
80s funk and music from NYC’s iconic queer ballroom scene inspire this latest set by MzRizk. A Melbourne based DJ, event curator and radio presenter, MzRizk is renowned for her ongoing contributions to Melbourne’s rich cultural and music landscape.