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.
New York No Wave | River Yarra
River Yarra is the moniker of Raudie McLeod, a producer and DJ based in Melbourne. Rooted in percussion, rhythm and experimentation his musical output crawls across an entrancing range of tempos and styles and will revive the unique but short-lived New York no wave.
Connecting Lives | Exhibition Talk
NGV Guide Sue Harlow explores the shared interests of Haring and Basquiat including street art, performance and dance, symbols and words, racism and politics.
80s Synth, Pop, New Wave | YO! MAFIA
Having grown up at the fruition of hip hop in the late 70s and early 80s, after winning every B-Girl competition she entered, YO! MAFIA hung up her knee spin for the turntables and brings a full set of 80s synth, pop and new wave.