31 January 2018
More than 500,000 people from Australia and across the world have visited the inaugural NGV Triennial since its opening in December 2017 at the National Gallery of Victoria.
Running until April 15, this unprecedented exhibition features more than 20 premiere works by some of the world’s leading artists and designers, including Ron Mueck, Yayoi Kusama, Xu Zhen, Guo Pei, Sissel Tolaas, teamLab and Nendo.
Gallery hours were recently extended for 10 consecutive nights during Triennial EXTRA - a free festival that took over all four levels of the Gallery and NGV Garden. Open until midnight from 19 – 28 January, Triennial EXTRA was a celebration of performance, art and ideas with accompanying DJs, bars and a restaurant curated by Melbourne restauranteur Andrew McConnell.
Triennial EXTRA drew more than 85,000 people into the Gallery across the 10 nights. A crowd favourite during Triennial EXTRA was Accumulation, a guided, world-premiere dance tour of the NGV Triennial exhibition performed by Chunky Move. Drawing a crowd of over 13,000 throughout Triennial EXTRA, the performances took visitors on a unique experience of the exhibition through dance.
The interactive and diverse installations that make up the Triennial have been a drawcard for families, with over 53,000 children visiting the exhibition.
Further talks, panels and performances for the NGV Triennial will continue over the course of the exhibition, giving even more opportunities for visitors to hear artists, designers and curators discuss the works, practice, and inspirations of the exhibition.
The NGV Triennial presents a large-scale exhibition of international art, design and architecture and is free and exclusive to Melbourne. Showcasing major works by more than 100 artists and designers from 32 countries, the exhibition transforms all four levels of NGV International.
The NGV Triennial will run until 15 April 2018.