Melbourne’s NGV Unveils A Huge Exhibition for December Featuring Yayoi Kusama

Beginning in the Summer of 2017 and to be held every three years, this ambitious event initiated by the National Gallery of Victoria will be a large-scale celebration of the best of contemporary international art and design. Exploring the global and inter-disciplinary nature of contemporary art practice, the NGV Triennial will present major figures in contemporary art, architecture and design, film and performance, highlighting the most dynamic and adventurous new shifts and cultural contexts in contemporary art and design practice today.

Occurring only once every three years, the NGV Triennial is on the horizon – filling four levels of NGV International in what’s being touted as their most ambitious exhibition to date.

The Triennial will present a curated cross-section of art and design, arriving from countries across the globe, featuring both renowned artists and emerging.

Taking up all four levels of the NGV, the free exhibition will feature works from lauded Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama (with a new work developed especially for Melbourne), Chinese fashion champion Guo Pei, Germany’s Timo Nasseri, Canada’s Sascha Braunig and much more.

If you don’t know, 87-year-old Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama is celebrated as an avant-garde visionary, known for her iconic polka dot spectacles and immersive environments. She has a history of mental illness and has used art as a form of therapy. Simultaneous exhibitions opened this week in Washington and Tokyo, celebrating her career and the different way she sees the world. We, at The 5 to 9 Life, absolutely love her and adore her work.

On home turf, Australian artists include Ben Quilty, Louisa Bufardeci and more alongside a gallery of skulls from Ron Mueck.

The NGV Triennial will run from December 2017. We can’t wait!