NGV Friday Nights
The New Loft

Fri 20 Dec 19, 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. Live DJs spotlight an 80s music moment each week, mixed in with drag performances, classic cocktails and New York City street food, ending with all out 80s tracks in the NGV Garden.

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 Wave | Sullivan

Sullivan revives the iconic punk scene of 1980s New York. Musician, DJ, producer and booking agent, Sullivan is dedicated to shaping an inclusive music culture in Australia and has played at Meredith Music Festival, Dark Mofo and the Venice Biennale.

NGV Garden

6–8pm
Luke Agius
CLOSET Disco Bar

6.30pm

Political Thoughts | Exhibition Talk

NGV curator Pip Wallis considers a selection Haring and Basquiat’s works that address politics and looks at how both artists engaged with social and political issues of their time.

Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines

7pm, 8pm & 9pm
Performances by Dazza & Keif and Butte Medler
CLOSET Disco Bar

8–10pm
Hip Hop Hoe
CLOSET Disco Bar

8–10pm

Deep Sounds from The Loft | Fei Pao (Hot Wax Sound System)

Fei Pao goes deep into the 80s with a set inspired by NYC’s iconic dance party, the Loft. Multidisciplinary artist, DJ and curator, Fei Pao is known as one of Hong Kong’s top tastemakers.

NGV Garden

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