Event | NGV TRIENNIAL

More than 60 artists from over 30 countries, including Ron Mueck, Yayoi Kusama, Guo Pei, Richard Mosse, Ben Quilty, Neri Oxman, PET Lamp and Bula’bula Artists were announced yesterday as part of the inaugural NGV Triennial, an unprecedented global showcase of art, design and architecture set to open at NGV International on 15 December 2017 – 15 April 2018.

The FREE, Melbourne-exclusive exhibition will traverse all four levels of NGV International and display art and design together, from 3D printing and robotics, to performance, film, painting, drawing, fashion design, tapestry and sculpture. The exhibition will also present work from regions not strongly represented in the NGV’s current holdings including Africa, South America and the Middle East.

Argentinian artist Alexandra Kehayoglou travelled to Melbourne for today’s announcement, appearing with her major 8m-long work No Longer Creek. Using her family’s traditional carpet-making techniques, Kehayoglou documents the effects of human activity upon landscapes in Argentina in her intricate and large-scale works.

Bruce Armstrong Sculptures at NGV Australia

Bruce Armstrong Sculptures at NGV Australia

Twenty major new works have been commissioned by the NGV for the NGV Triennial including:
Alexandra Kehayoglou (Argentina) – using her family’s traditional carpet-making techniques, a monumental 100m2 carpet landscape titled Santa Cruz River that documents one of Argentina’s most contested landscapes

Bruce Armstrong Sculptures at NGV Australia

Bruce Armstrong Sculptures at NGV Australia

Candice Breitz (South Africa) – a new video work that reveals the personal histories of six refugees, which sees Hollywood actors Julianne Moore and Alec Baldwin give voice to their stories to bring the privilege of celebrity into contrast with the hardship of the refugee experience

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Candice Breitz Stills from Love Story, 2016 Featuring Julianne Moore and Alec Baldwin Interviewee: Sarah Ezzat Mardini 7-Channel Installation: 7 Hard Drives Commissioned by the National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne), Outset Germany (Berlin) and the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg

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Candice Breitz Stills from Love Story, 2016 Featuring Alec Baldwin and Julianne Moore Interviewee: José Maria João 7-Channel Installation: 7 Hard Drives Commissioned by the National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne), Outset Germany (Berlin) and the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg.

Estudio Campana (Brazil), Yarrenyty Arltere Artists (Australia) and Elliat Rich (France) – an important collaboration that draws upon the shared cultural motifs of the artists to create a brightly coloured upholstered dome, to be used as a meeting point and welcoming entrance to the exhibition

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Estudio Campana / Yarrenyty Arltere Artists / Elliat Rich Vitória Régia 2017 (concept) Commissioned by the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Courtesy Estudio Campana

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Estudio Campana / Yarrenyty Arltere Artists / Elliat Rich Vitória Régia 2017 (concept) Commissioned by the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Courtesy Estudio Campana

Formafantasma (Italy) – a new body of research by the Italian designers that investigates the impact of the global trade in rare earth materials for consumer goods such as smartphones

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Formafantasma Photo: Delfino Sisto Legnani

Guo Pei (China) – an installation of elaborate, Marie Antoinette-inspired gowns from Pei’s latest haute couture collection Legend, following the designer’s work being catapulted onto the international stage when Rihanna wore her canary-yellow ball gown and cape to the 2015 Met Ball

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Guo Pei Rose Studio Autumn/Winter 2011 Haute Couture Courtesy Guo Pei, Rose Studio, Beijing

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Guo Pei Rose Studio Autumn/Winter 2011 Haute Couture Courtesy Guo Pei, Rose Studio, Beijing

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Guo Pei Rose Studio Autumn/Winter 2011 Haute Couture Courtesy Guo Pei, Rose Studio, Beijing

PET Lamp (Spain) and Bula’bula Artists (Australia) – a cross-cultural collaboration between Spanish-based designers PET Lamp and Indigenous women weavers from the Northern Territory to produce the first Australian version of a PET Lamp, a project that emerged in response to the global issue of plastic waste

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PET Lamp / Bula’bula Artists ARTS013856 PET Lamp / Bula’bula Artists EXHI044864 PET Lamp / Bula’bula Artists EXHI044865 Sissel Tolaas Sissel Tolaas Fear 2014 Courtesy the artist and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark EXHI045365 Formafantasma PET Lamp Ramingining 2017 (process) Commissioned by the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne © Alvaro Catalán de Ocón Photo: Tobias Titz

Richard Mosse (Ireland) – a three-channel video that uses a high-tech long-range military camera to capture events surrounding the crisis in Syria and subsequent flood of refugees, jointly commissioned by the NGV and London’s Barbican Art Gallery

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Richard Mosse Still frame from Incoming 2014-2017 Three-screen HD video installation with 7.1 surround sound 52 mins 10 secs Made in collaboration with Trevor Tweeten & Ben Frost & co-commissioned by National Gallery Victoria & Barbican Art Gallery

Ron Mueck (Australia) – an epic sculptural display from the Melbourne-born, UK-based artist that will intervene with works in the NGV’s 18th century gallery spaces, in Mueck’s largest and most extraordinary work to date

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A sculpture entitled “Mask II” by sculptor Ron Mueck, at the San Ildefonso Museum in Mexico City, on September 20, 2011

Sissel Tolaas (Norway) – the renowned ‘smell designer’, with a personal library of 7,000 smells and 2,500 molecules, will create a ‘scent of Melbourne’ for the NGV Triennial

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Sissel Tolaas Fear 2014 Courtesy the artist and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark

teamLab (Japan) – an interactive and immersive installation from the famous ‘ultratechnologist’ design collective that digitally recreates a ‘vortex’ that responds as water would to the audience’s presence and movement

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Walk Through the Crystal Universe by teamLab

Xu Zhen (China) – a dramatic and immense sculptural installation that features replicas of famous classical sculptures adorning a 15.8m long sculpture of Buddha, considering the role of tradition and ritual in our increasingly global world

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Xu Zhen. European Thousand-Arms Classical Sculpture, 2014, glass fiber reinforced concrete, marble grains, marble, metal, 304 x 1470 x 473 cm, Produced by MadeIn Company, at Long Museum, Shanghai, China, 2015 Photo: Thomas Fuesser

Yayoi Kusama (Japan) – one of the most respected senior artists working today, Kusama will present a major new participatory project in which visitors will ‘obliterate’ a specially made domestic setting with flower motifs, referencing her first experience of hallucination

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Yayoi Kusama Copyright of Yayoi Kusama and Courtesy of Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/ Singapore

NGV Triennial – Artists and designers:
Adel Abidin, Iraq

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Adel Abidin Cover up! 2014 black and white, one channel video, sound, ed. 1/5 plus artist’s proof, no. 1/5 2 min 25 sec (looped) © Adel Abidin courtesy of Lawrie Shabibi Gallery, Dubai

Alexandra Kehayoglou, Argentina
Analia Saban, Argentina
Ben Quilty, Australia
Brodie Neill, Australia
Büro North, Australia
Camille Henrot, France
Candice Breitz, South Africa
David Altmejd, Canada
Edson Chagas, Angola

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Edson Chagas Emmanuel C. Bofala, Tipo Passe series 2014 type C photograph, artist proof number 1 100.0 x 80.0 cm © Edson Chagas, courtesy Stevenson Gallery Johannesburg

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Edson Chagas Nadir T. Watemb, Tipo Passe series 2014 type C photograph, edition 4/5 100.0 x 80.0 cm © Edson Chagas, courtesy Stevenson Gallery Johannesburg

Einat Amir, Israel

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Einat Amir Coming Soon Near You 2011 Performance, Dallas Contemporary Art Center

Ephrem Solomon, Ethiopia
Estudio Campana / Yarrenyty Arltere Artists/ Elliat Rich, Brazil, Australia, France
Faig Ahmed, Azerbaijan
Formafantasma, Italy
Guo Pei, China
Hassan Hajjaj, Morocco
Iris van Herpen, The Netherlands

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Iris van Herpen, Paris (fashion house) Iris van Herpen (designer) Dress 2011 acrylic, nylon (tulle), metal 78.0 cm (centre back) 35.0 cm (waist, flat) National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Purchased with funds donated by Norma and Stuart Leslie, 2016 2016.594

Jonathan Owen, United Kingdom
Jorge Méndez Blake, Mexico
Joris Laarman, The Netherlands
Josephine Meckseper, Germany
Kay Hassan, South Africa
Kushana Bush, New Zealand
Louisa Bufardeci, Australia
Myoung Ho Lee, South Korea
Nathaniel Mellors, United Kingdom
Nendo, Japan

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Oki Sato, Chief Designer, Nendo

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Nendo Manga chairs (detail) 2015 Courtesy Nendo and Friedman Benda, New York Photo: Kenichi Sonehara EXHI044834 Nendo Manga chairs (detail) 2015 Courtesy Nendo and Friedman Benda, New York Photo: Kenichi Sonehara

Neri Oxman, Israel

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Neri Oxman Vespers 2016 Series 2 Mask 3 Designed by Neri Oxman and members of the Mediated Matter Group for The New Ancient Collection curated and 3D printed by Stratasys, 2016. Photo: Yoram Reshef.

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Neri Oxman Vespers 2016 Series 2 Mask 5 Designed by Neri Oxman and members of the Mediated Matter Group for The New Ancient Collection curated and 3D printed by Stratasys, 2016. Photo: Yoram Reshef. Courtesy of the Mediated Matter Group.

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Neri Oxman Vespers 2016 Series 2 Mask 1 Designed by Neri Oxman and members of the Mediated Matter Group for The New Ancient Collection curated and 3D printed by Stratasys, 2016. Photo: Yoram Reshef. Courtesy of the Mediated Matter Group.

Nick Cave, United States of America
Olaf Breuning, Switzerland
Olga Chernysheva, Russia
Pae White, United States of America
Pascale Marthine Tayou, Cameroon
Paulina Ołowska, Poland
PET Lamp/ Bula’bula Artists, Spain/Australia
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Mexico
Reko Rennie, Australia
Richard Giblett, Hong Kong
Richard Mosse, Ireland
Riley Payne, Australia
Ron Mueck, Australia
Sascha Braunig, Canada
Sean O’Connell, Australia
Shilpa Gupta, India

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Shilpa Gupta Untitled 2013 Thousands of microphones with multichannel audio 165 x 158 x 170 in| 430 x 350 x 400 cm Courtesy the artist & Galleria Continua / Le Moulin, San Gimignano / Beijing / Les Moulins / Habana

Sissel Tolaas, Norway
Tala Madani, Iran
teamLab, Japan
Timo Nasseri, Germany/Iran
Tom Crago, Australia

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Tom Crago and Tantalus Materials 2016–17 Mark Rodda The Sailing Ship 2014 (detail) Courtesy Tantalus, Melbourne Image courtesy the artist and Tantalus, Melbourne

Uji (Hahan) Handoko Eko Saputro, Indonesia
We Make Carpets, The Netherlands
Xu Zhen, China
Yamagami Yukihiro, Japan
Yayoi Kusama, Japan
Zanele Muholi, South Africa

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Zanele Muholi Ntozakhe II, Parktown 2016 Courtesy the artist and STEVENSON gallery, Johannesburg

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