NGV releases first taste of its largest exhibition yet - Art Collector

Marco Fusinato, Aetheric Plexus, 2009. Alloy tubing, par can 56 lights, double couplers, Lanbox LCM DMX controller, dimmer rack, DMX mp3 player, powered speaker, sensor, extension leads and shot bags, installation view, dimensions variable. Courtesy: the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne

26 June 2013 | The National Gallery of Victoria has just revealed the details of its largest and most ambitious exhibition to date.

Melbourne Now will celebrate the cultural landscape of Melbourne through art, architecture, design and performance and over 130 artists are set to be involved.

Director of the NGV, Tony Ellwood announced 30 artists in the first line up and revealed details of some of the major new commissions for the exhibition. These include:

  • A major sound and light installation by Marco Fusinato
  • A video commission focussing on Melbourne’s laneway networks by Daniel Crooks
  • A transformation of the NGV Australia foyer into an icing-coated share house by artist collective The Hotham Street Ladies
  • An interactive children's commission by Julia deVille which will involve a Victorian-era setting room filled with taxidermied animals

There will be 20 NGV curators involved in
Melbourne Now in addition to numerous collaborating guest curators. To view full details of the artist and curating line up so far, click here. Melbourne Now will be on display at the Ian Potter: NGV Australia and the NGV International from 22 November 2013 until 22 March 2014.

Alexandra Djurichkovic

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