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.
80s Dub, Dembow and Reggae | C.FRIM
C.FRIM will explore the roots of dub, dembow and reggae, inspired by New York’s gritty underground. An exciting new addition to Melbourne’s club scene, C.FRIM’s multi-genre sets see her spinning everything from techno, jungle, low-slung rap to drum focused club cuts, with plenty of room for surprise.
Connecting Lives | Exhibition Talk
NGV Guide Mandy Yencken explores the shared interests of Haring and Basquiat including street art, performance and dance, symbols and words, racism and politics.
Love Letters to Haring & Basquiat | Rok Riley
In a DJ set come love letter, Rok Riley creates an expansive set both inspired by and dedicated to Haring and Basquiat. Expect anything as Rok Riley seamlessly connecting the dots between every strain of hip-hop, grime, house, funk, hardcore and techno.