MEL&NYC

art and creativity

MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art Sat 9 Jun – Sun 7 Oct, 10am–5pm The National Gallery of Victoria, in partnership with The Museum of Modern Art, New York, will present MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art as the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition in 2018. MoMA at NGV will provide a unique survey of the Museum’s iconic collection. Consisting of approximately 200 key works, arranged chronologically into eight thematic sections, the exhibition will trace the development of art and design from late-nineteenth-century urban and industrial transformation, through to the digital and global present. Cost $23–$28 Venue NGV International
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
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Monica Bill Barnes & Company’s The Gallery Workout Sat 14 Jul – Sat 18 Aug, 7am & 8.30am Join NYC’s Monica Bill Barnes & Company for a 50 minute exercise tour through Arts Centre Melbourne and the NGV. Elevating your heartrate in this illicit trespass outside opening hours, The Gallery Workout inspires new perspectives on the art of the ages through movement, unforgettable music, and stories from American artist Maira Kalman. Supported by VicHealth. Cost $15 Meet Smorgon Plaza, Arts Centre Melbourne
100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
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NEW YORK! NEW YORK! Sat 9 Jun – Sun 7 Oct, 10am–5pm Coinciding with 2018’s Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art, NGV Kids presents a large-scale participatory installation that will showcase New York City – home of MoMA and recognised as a leading cultural destination. Featuring interactive displays, multimedia projections and hands-on activities, this free exhibition will introduce children to the vibrancy of New York that continues to attract and inspire artists, performers and designers from across the globe. Children will be immersed in city life on the island of Manhattan, surrounded by a panoramic moving image montage. Central to this installation will be an interactive focused on the New York experience where children will be able to build their miniature versions of city buildings presented in the format of the city grid. Cost Free Venue NGV International
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
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New Challenges for Performance Space New York Thu 16 Aug, 6pm Jenny Schlenzka, recently appointed Artistic Director of Performance Space New York, focuses on the new direction she is giving to the organisation, and reflects upon new developments and challenges curating and exhibiting performance art. Speaker Jenny Schlenzka, Artistic Director, Performance Space New York
Cost Free, bookings essential Venue Australian Centre for Contemporary Art
111 Sturt Street, Southbank
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Enduring Good: Building Legacies and Institutions through Philanthropy Thu 2 Aug, 8.30–10.30am A dynamic panel speaking from international locations discuss, how has philanthropy evolved since the establishment of landmark institutions like MoMA and Asia Society by the Rockefellers? Where will future funding sources for building multi-generational foundations, institutions and centers of excellence come from?  A panel of experts from leading Melbourne foundations and institutions discuss together with Asia Society Global Trustee, Charles Rockefeller (via videolink). Cost Free, bookings essential
Venue Garden Restaurant, NGV International
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
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The Silent Eye: MEL NYC on Dance, Film & Visual Art Wed 27 & Thu 28 Jun, 6pm Melbourne’s leading contemporary dance company Chunky Move hosts film director Amiel Courtin-Wilson and Brooklyn based multi-disciplinary artist Ian Strange with Artistic Director Anouk van Dijk for an exclusive screening and panel discussion on Courtin-Wilson’s tribute to dance The Silent Eye and Chunky Move’s new work INTERIOR.

Wed 27 June, 6pm
The Silent Eye screening

Thu 28 June, 6pm
Artist Panel on Dance, Film & Visual Art
Cost Free, bookings essential Venue Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, NGV International
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
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Design Through the Decades Sat 16 Jun, 2pm NGV curator Simone LeAmon leads a tour of key design objects on display in a highlight tour of MoMA at NGV, telling the story of design over the past 130 years. Image caption:
Gerrit Rietveld
Dutch 1888–1964
Red blue chair c. 1918 designed, c.1923 painted
painted wood
86.7 x 66.0 x 83.8 cm
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Gift of Philip Johnson, 1953
© Gerrit Thomas Rietveld / Pictoright. Licensed by Copyright Agency, 2018
Speaker Simone LeAmon, The Hugh Williamson Curator of Contemporary Design and Architecture, NGV
Cost Exhibition admission applies
Venue NGV International
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
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Ten-minute Talk: Ventilator by Olafur Eliasson Fri 15, 22 & 29 Jun, 12pm
Fri 6 & 20 Jul, 12pm
Fri 3, 17 & 31 Aug, 12pm
Fri 14 & 28 Sep, 12pm
NGV curators provide a short introduction to Olafur Eliasson’s hypnotic and captivating sculpture installation in NGV’s Federation Court in a series of ten-minute talks. Image caption:
Olafur Eliasson
Danish and Icelandic born 1967
Ventilator 1997
altered fan, wire, and cable
55.9 x 20.3 cm diameter (variable) (fan)
Gift of Gwen and Peter Norton in honor of the appointment of Klaus Biesenbach as director of MoMA PS1, 2011
Courtesy of the artist, Tanya
Bonakdar Gallery, New York and neugerriemschneider, Berlin
Olafur Eliasson. Courtesy the artist; neugerriemschneider, Berlin; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York
Cost Free
Venue NGV International
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
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Curator’s Perspectives Sun 10 Jun, 11am & 12pm NGV curator Miranda Wallace discusses some of the key works in MoMA at NGV. Image caption:
Lyubov’ Popova
Russian 1889–1924
Painterly architectonic 1917
oil on canvas
80.0 x 98.0 cm
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Philip Johnson Fund, 1958
Digital Image © The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2018
Speaker Miranda Wallace, Senior Curator, International Exhibition Projects, NGV
Cost Exhibition admission applies
Venue NGV International
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
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Art and the Everyday: MoMA Collects Design Sat 9 Jun, 12pm Design has been part of MoMA’s collection since the 1930s. Discover selected highlights in MoMA at NGV, ranging from ideas of the total work of art in fin-de-siècle Paris, to examples of contemporary digital and virtual design as MoMA curator Juliet Kinchin reflects on the questions: what was MoMA’s message, and how has it changed over time? Photo by Robert Gerhardt © The Museum of Modern Art, New York Speaker Juliet Kinchin, Curator of Modern Design, The Museum of Modern Art
Cost Exhibition admission applies
Venue NGV International
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
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Be the Artist: Finding Feeling with Julia Gorman Sat 23 Jun, 11am–1.30pm Pour, drip, wipe, mask, scratch and scrape with fluid paint on canvas. Inspired by works on display in MoMA at NGV, explore some of the methods of Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock and Barnett Newman to find your own unique way of expressing yourself in paint. Image caption:
Mark Rothko
American, born Russia (now Latvia) 1903–70
No. 3/No. 13 1949
oil on canvas
216.5 x 164.8 cm
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Bequest of Mrs. Mark Rothko through The Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc., 1981
© Kate Rothko Prizel & Christopher Rothko / ARS. Licensed by Viscopy, 2018
Facilitator Julia Gorman, artist
Cost $52–$65
Venue NGV International
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
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Moving Through MoMA: Floor Talk Series Sun 22 Jul, 11am, Wed 25 Jul, 2pm, Sat 18 Aug, 11am & Wed 22 Aug, 2pm Discover the stories behind works on display in MoMA at NGV in a series of talks presented by The University of Melbourne. Cost Exhibition admission applies Venue NGV International
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
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