20 March, 20160
To be blessed by the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) with the Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei exhibition is… putting it mildly. We’re beyond blessed. This exhibition is huge, extensive. Weiwei’s art spoke to me more than Warhol’s, his political observations from being jailed by the Chinese Government for 81 days for alleged tax evasion to his own take on our domestic issues were – amazing.
I was particularly blown away by Weiwei’s installation Blossoms, 2015 composed of hundreds and hundreds of the most delicate Chinese porcelain flowers. Warhol’s pop icons (Marilyn Munroe, Campbell’s Soup and Coca-Cola) were on display in all their pop icon glory. I’d been to the Warhol exhibition 15 Minutes Eternal in Singapore in 2012 but this exhibition blows it out of the water, even on size alone.
The food, as always during the Summer Series at the NGV was fab. That black aioli was to die for and the prawns weren’t rubbery. It was really nice to sit outside, enjoy the music and rancho relaxo in the sunshine. Unfortunately the Summer Series is over, but the exhibition is on until April 24th.
National Gallery Victoria
180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne 3000
1000 – 1700 Daily
The Warhol/Ai Weiwei exhibition finishes April 24th
More details can be found here