Art & Design

The NGV’s Massive MoMA Exhibition Kicks Off This Weekend

By James Shackell
4th Jun 2018


Take a bow Tony Ellwood. Not only did you smash all terrestrial hype records with the NGV Triennial, you’re backing it up with another scorcher: 200+ works from New York’s Museum Of Modern Art.

Seriously, it wouldn’t surprise us if this guy also fought crime by night. He’s just that awesome.

If you haven’t heard, MoMA At The NGV: 130 Years Of Modern and Contemporary Art starts up this weekend, on Saturday 9 June. It’s an international exclusive, a joint project between MoMA and the NGV—this thing isn’t touring anywhere else.

The collection is set to feature over 200 pieces from some of the pre-eminent artists of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, many of which have never been shown in Aus before. Think headliners like van Gogh, Matisse, Picasso, Duchamp, Dalí and Frida Kahlo. Hooly Dooly. You can also expect modern-day superstars like Jeff Koons, Cindy Sherman, El Anatsui and Mona Hatoum.

“Our visitors will be able to experience first-hand the momentous change and creativity in the development of modern art, and consequently appreciate contemporary art and design with greater understanding,” says Bruce Wayne Tony Ellwood.

It’s all part of the NGV’s annual Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series, although this is by far the most ambitious Winter exhibition the team have ever attempted. It’ll take over the entire ground floor, featuring works drawn from MoMA’s six departments: Architecture and Design, Drawings and Prints, Film, Media and Performance Art, Painting and Sculpture, and Photography.

Here’s a few highlights you really shouldn’t miss:

What To See

The Details

Where: National Gallery of Victoria
When: 9 June – 7 October
For more info, click here

Speaking of bodies of work...Spencer Tunick is coming back to Melbs, and he wants to see you nude. 

Image credit: NGV

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