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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.