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17 December 2020

A must-see exhibition has been added to Victoria’s COVIDSafe Summer calendar with the arrival of NGV Triennial, a free, exclusive exhibition showcasing the best in contemporary art and design from across the globe

Adam Nathaniel Furman & Sibling Architecture Boudoir Babylon 2020 (render) wood, paint, high density foam, steel, digital print, vinyl 330.0 x 580.0 x 580.0 cm (overall). Commissioned by the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Collection of the artists © Adam Nathaniel Furman and Sibling Architecture. Image courtesy of Adam Nathaniel Furman and Sibling Architecture Adam Nathaniel Furman.

Marking the reopening of the NGV International, NGV Triennial takes over the gallery inside and out, with jaw dropping works by more than 100 artists, designers, architects and collectives from more than 30 countries.

Visitors can expect to see works by local artists and designers, such as Melbourne’s Sibling Architecture and artist and photographer Atong Atem, alongside international art superstars like American artist Jeff Koons and French photographer and street artist JR.

Showcasing work across all mediums, the show includes a towering 10 metre high video artwork by Turkish artist Refik Anadol incorporating quantum computing and AI technology, striking bark paintings and works by Yolngu artist from North East Arnhem Land, Dhambit Mununggurr, and a whole floor dedicated to light-based works.

Accompanying activities include outdoor dining and music, a specially curated NGV Kids exhibition by Los-Angeles based Japanese artist Misaki Kawai, the NGV Kids Summer Festival and an NGV Kids on Tour program in regional Victoria. Plus, the widely popular NGV Everyday online initiative will continue with virtual tours and activities..

NGV Triennial opens on 19 December and will run until 18 April 2021. Entry is free.

For full details and to book a ticket, visit ngv.melbourne