NGV: Triennial – Exhibition Review

The National Gallery of Victoria’s Triennial is a free exhibition featuring work from over 100 artists of 32 different countries. The exhibition displays multiple different mediums from architecture, animation, film, painting, drawing, fashion design, tapestry to sculpture. With no real set theme, Triennial explores the difference designs, perspectives and cultures, curating a world of art.

Highlights from the exhibition for me were Team Lab’s interactive digital installation, Xu Zhen’s Buddha statue with smaller accompanying Renaissance and Greco-Roman statues to create an East meets West piece, and Yayoi Kusama’s “Flower Obsession” consisting of a large room decorated entirely by red flowers with visitors able to add to the room with their own flower stickers.

The exhibition is huge and scattered throughout the NGV on multiple levels. I would highly recommend bringing comfy shoes and setting aside at least 3 hours to see the entire exhibition, this will vary depending on how busy it is, so make sure you plan ahead. When I visited, it was super busy as I attended during a public holiday. I was exhausted by the time I had to head over to the first floor. Keep in mind, I wore flats which aren’t ideal for continuous standing and walking, so comfy footwear is a must. To be fair, I did not realise the exhibition would be that large and spread out over several floors of the art gallery.

NGV Triennial is located at NGV International on all levels and will be open until the 15th of April, 2018.

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