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 Funk, Jazz | 6am at the Garage
6am at the Garage dedicate their set to 80s funk and jazz. Their diversity as DJs is widely recognised with their taste leading to roles curating bookings for Liam at Lounge and Benny at The Night Cat.
Connecting Lives | Exhibition Talk
NGV Guide Celia Cole explores the shared interests of each artist including street art, performance and dance, symbols and words, racism and politics.
Basquiat: Between the Streets and the Museum | La Trobe University
Anna Dzenis, Lecturer in Creative Arts, discusses how Basquiat defined the 1980s New York art scene.
NYC Block Party | Natasha Diggs (NYC)
Rocking diverse crowds around the globe including New York, Tokyo, Sydney, Beijing and Prague, and playing alongside artists such as Mark Ronson, Grandmaster Flash and DJ Spinna, Natasha Diggs brings her homegrown knowledge of New York block parties to her DJ set.