I wish I could show more of this fantastic, colourful exhibition at the NGV, but the website is terrible and doesn’t give you an idea of what it’s like at all! In fact, from reading about Melbourne Now my impression was that it was just free talks and other events, and maybe some sculptures thrown around Melbourne, but it is actually a full exhibition in the main part of the NGV.
I was at the NGV for another exhibition (the Art Deco one – which is great, but was mostly photographs of women and mannequins showcasing women’s fashion, and the thought “the woman is objectified” kept bouncing around my head: these were women being presented up to society not for their brains or their actions, but for their beauty, stylishness, celebrity status, and as works of art) and even then I didn’t know that there was a main exhibition on… I thought that part was closed off. It wasn’t until a friend commented on my photo (above) on Instagram and told me to go and see an artwork in the main exhibition that I explored that area… Nuts! I was rushed for time, but will be returning before 23 March to have a proper look.