NGV Friday Nights
The Loft Downtown

Fri 17 Jan, 6pm–10pm

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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

Downtown NYC | Edd Fisher

Edd Fisher casts his wide musical net back to the 1980s bringing music from Downtown NYC. With his joyful attention to detail, Edd Fisher has carved a niche as someone loved by dancers and selectors alike.

NGV Garden

6–8pm
Alex Mac
CLOSET Disco Bar

6.30pm

Unconventional Methods of Making | Exhibition Talk

Assistant Curator Meg Slater reflects on a selection of important works applied to a range of unusual supports, dedicated to the signature motifs and symbols adopted by Haring and Basquiat.

Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines

7pm, 8pm & 9pm
Performances by Nefertiti LaNegra & Bae Marie
CLOSET Disco Bar

7.30pm

Keith Haring: Accessible to All | La Trobe University

Senior Lecturer of Creative Arts Dr. Vince Alessi explores notions of publicness and performance in Haring’s practice with a focus on his early subway murals.

Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines

8–10pm
JLAW
CLOSET Disco Bar

8–10pm

The Loft | Jimmy James

Jimmy James pays tribute to the famous underground dance scene of NYC in a set inspired by ‘The Loft’. A founder of the iconic Strictly Vinyl party, Jimmy James has since flexed his impeccable taste with the likes of Danny Krivit and DJ Spinna.

NGV Garden

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