Experience this summer’s major exhibition Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds after hours at NGV Friday Nights with live music, guest DJs, pop-up bars, food and architecture taking over the Ground Floor and NGV Garden.
Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds
Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds is a groundbreaking exhibition that features the work of Dutch artist M. C. Escher in dialogue with the work of acclaimed Japanese design studio nendo. Hold on to your NGV Friday Night ticket and head over to the exhibition entrance at your allocated entry time.
Bach X Reimagined
Live performances at 6.30pm, 7.30pm & 8.30pm
Presented by anon.
‘when I am listening to Bach I frequently get inspired and feel an overwhelming instinct for his insistent rhythm, a cadence seeking something of the infinite.’ – M. C. Escher
Inspired by composer Johann Sebastian Bach’s repetitious compositions, Escher’s art of infinite tessellations mirrors Bach’s music. Referencing this parallel, creative collaboration anon. brings together Australian composers and performing artists to reimagine the works of Bach with live performances, new compositions across baroque, classical and jazz styles and a specially commissioned soundscape.
Marty Hicks, Spatium Sonum Aeternum (2018)
Nicholas Buc, New Commission (2018)
Nicole Tj, piano
Thomas Lo, violin
Rebecca Proietto, cello
Pjenné is a versatile purveyor of vibe matched only by those who have been buying and playing records for years. With a record collection that boasts an exquisite taste for the uplifting yet hedonistic roots of disco, synth pop and new wave and dance and electronics from around the globe, she finds harmony in diversity which is reflected in a range of regular slots across Melbourne. Soon to make her debut at the Supernatural Amphitheatre for the 13th Golden Plains festival, Pjenné is no stranger to the festival circuit having made multiple appearances at Inner Varnika, Strawberry Fields and Freedom Time.
8–10pm ALICE IVY (DJ SET)
Having released her debut album “I’m Dreaming” in February 2018 Melbourne based electronic producer Alice Ivy has performed more than 50 shows worldwide including Australian national tours with Flight Facilities, Vera Blue & The Jungle Giants, SXSW 2018, Falls Festival & Splendour In The Grass. Alice Ivy’s eclectic signature sound spans sample-influenced soul, hip-hop and electronic pop that she brings to life live as a multi-instrumentalist. With a trio of singles on high rotation at triple j and a reputation for explosive live performances Alice Ivy is fast becoming recognised as one of Australia’s most versatile and exhilarating artists
Wander through NGV’s 2018 Architecture Commission Doubleground and discover chasm-like passageways, tilted embankments and a bamboo garden inspired by the building’s original Bamboo Court. Designed by Muir architecture and Openwork.
The Julian Opie exhibition is open at NGV Friday Nights until 15 February 2019.