02/07/2015
The National Gallery of Victoria have announced a landmark exhibition will open this summer, Andy Warhol | Ai wei wei.

Words by

Tyson Wray

The exhibition will host a magnitude of work by pop art demigod Andy Warhol alongside Chinese contemporary artist-activist Ai Weiwei. It will be the biggest contemporary exhibition ever staged at the NGV, and afterwards it will move onto the US.

The exhibition will host over 300 works by pop art demigod Andy Warhol alongside Chinese contemporary artist-activist Ai Weiwei, including major new commissions, immersive installations and a wide representation of paintings, sculpture, film, photography, publishing and social media.  

It will be the biggest contemporary exhibition ever staged at the NGV, and afterwards it will move onto The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh.  

As part of the exhibition NGV Kids will also present a large-scale installation especially for children and families which highlights both artists’ love of cats.  

"I believe this is a very interesting and important exhibition and an honour for me to have the opportunity to be exhibited alongside Andy Warhol. This is a great privilege for me as an artist,” commented Ai Weiwei. 

Andy Warhol | Ai wei wei will open on Friday December 11 and remain open until Sunday April 24. Visit their website for more details. 

Via Beat.

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