NGV Friday Nights
The Loft Downtown

Fri 17 Jan 20, 6pm–10pm

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Cost Online $28 M / $35 A / $16 Ch
Door (limited) $33 M / $40 A / $21 Ch

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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 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.

6.30pm
Image-Language | Exhibition Talk
Senior NGV Curator Miranda Wallace considers how both Haring and Basquiat appropriated and adapted symbols and signs from the world around them to create a unique image-language in their works.

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.

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.

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