11 DECEMBER 2015 – 24 APRIL 2016
A major international exhibition featuring two of the most significant artists of the 20th and 21st centuries – Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei – opens at the National Gallery of Victoria in December 2015 and The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh in June 2016.
Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei, developed by the NGV and The Warhol, with the participation of Ai Weiwei, will explore the significant influence of these two exemplary artists on modern art and contemporary life, focussing on the parallels, intersections and points of difference between the two artists' practices. Surveying the scope of both artists’ careers, the NGV exhibition will present more than 300 works, including major new commissions, immersive installations and a wide representation of painting, sculpture, film, photography, publishing and social media.
For the exhibition, a suite of major commissions by Ai Weiwei will be premiered and presented alongside key works from the past four decades. It will be the most comprehensive representation of the artist's work in Australia to date.
Over 200 of Warhol's most celebrated works will be featured, and an extensive selection of film, music and publishing, including previously unseen work. The exhibition will also bring together a wide range of photography including more than 500 Polaroids documenting Warhol's social environment.
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