Andy Warhol to Ai Weiwei at NGV

Andy Warhol







Andy Warhol,  American 1928”“87

Three Marilyns 1962,  acrylic, silkscreen ink, and graphite on linen
35.6 x 85.1 cm

The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Founding Collection, Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

© 2015 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc./ARS, New York. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney.

Late  70s Brisbane icons, The Apartments, who have found a successful fan base around Europe, bring their introspective ballads to Friday Nights at NGV on January 1. The Courier Mail gave a 5-star review to The Apartments’ most recent album, No Song, No Spell, No Madrigral, and enthused that ”˜if you care about quality songwriting, from one of the most singular talents to emerge from Brisbane in Peter Milton Walsh, you really should explore [The Apartments].’ Fri 1 Jan, from 6pm, costs apply.

Visitors are invited to discuss in-depth topics such as what attracts us to celebrities and how artists Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei have achieved global celebrity status with Associate Professor Lawrie Zion, Head of Communication and Media at La Trobe University on Sunday 20 Dec at 2pm. This new Open Studio series invites visitors to join in-depth discussions with NGV curators and visiting experts in the heart of the Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei exhibition space. Questions can be read beforehand online here. No bookings required, exhibition admission fees apply.

The colour indigo is one of the most widespread shades of blue in Asia, as the plant grows in many parts of the region. Asian textiles scholar and National Gallery of Australia curator Robyn Maxwell will discuss the role of indigo in Indonesian ceremonial dress and some of the pieces on display in Blue: Alchemy of a Colour at NGV International on Thu 21 Jan at 6pm, free.

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