Experience this summer’s major exhibition Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds after hours at NGV Friday Nights with live music, guest DJs, pop-up bars, food and architecture taking over the Ground Floor and NGV Garden.
Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds
Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds is a groundbreaking exhibition that features the work of Dutch artist M. C. Escher in dialogue with the work of acclaimed Japanese design studio nendo. Hold on to your NGV Friday Night ticket and head over to the exhibition entrance at your allocated entry time.
Bach X Reimagined
Live performances at 6.30pm, 7.30pm & 8.30pm
Presented by anon.
‘when I am listening to Bach I frequently get inspired and feel an overwhelming instinct for his insistent rhythm, a cadence seeking something of the infinite.’ – M. C. Escher
Inspired by composer Johann Sebastian Bach’s repetitious compositions, Escher’s art of infinite tessellations mirrors Bach’s music. Referencing this parallel, creative collaboration anon. brings together Australian composers and performing artists to reimagine the works of Bach with live performances, new compositions across baroque, classical and jazz styles and a specially commissioned soundscape.
Marty Hicks, Spatium Sonum Aeternum (2018)
Benjamin Martin, Fantasia in the Baroque Idiom (2018)
Benjamin Martin, piano
Krishna Martin, piano
6–8pm ALBRECHT LA’BROOY
As Albrecht La’Brooy, Melbourne improvisers Sean La’Brooy and Alex Albrecht modernise the classic jazz format, while walking house music through the rainforest and down to the shore. Crafting enlightened ambient dance on the fly, the pair’s performances are never to be repeated.
8–10pm FANTASTIC MAN (DJ SET)
Fantastic Man is the solo project by Melbournian artist Mic Newman. Following a string of releases, which began with London’s Wolf Music and New York’s Let’s Play House, to his more recent outings on Berlin’s Love on The Rocks and his own Superconscious Records, Fantastic Man has crafted a steady stream of blissfully eclectic, sought-after releases and remixes, best known for their imaginative melodic themes and entrancing rhythms. As a DJ, Fantastic Man is known for his expansive selections, from Ambient New-Age trips to Tribal Acid extravaganzas, all of which have earned him bookings at some of the world’s best-known clubs and festivals, while remaining a stalwart in his hometown of Melbourne.
7–9pm ACOUSTIC HOLIDAY
New-Age style instrumental band Acoustic Holiday have been performing on the streets of Melbourne since 2016, releasing their first album Imagination that year. Formed by Stan Kim (Guitarist) and Dominic Lee (Keyboardist) they released their second album, Illumination this year.
Wander through NGV’s 2018 Architecture Commission Doubleground and discover chasm-like passageways, tilted embankments and a bamboo garden inspired by the building’s original Bamboo Court. Designed by Muir architecture and Openwork.
The Julian Opie exhibition is open at NGV Friday Nights until 15 February 2019.