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.
No Wave New Wave | SPUNKGUNK
With a special set of no wave and new wave, SPUNKGUNK aka Mohini (HABITS) brings their banga pop remixes to the NGV dancefloor.
Connecting Lives | Exhibition Talk
NGV Guide Ian Brown explores the shared interests of Haring and Basquiat including street art, performance and dance, symbols and words, racism and politics.
The First Decade of AIDS | La Trobe University
Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow Dennis Altman discusses the onset and first decade of the AIDS epidemic.
80s Pop | Banoffee (DJ Set)
Capturing the unique sounds of pop music from the 1980s, this Melbourne born, LA-based artist and producer has become a staple in the electronic pop-music scene with her new wave, RnB sound, heightened with gliding synths, syncopated beats and textured vocals.