MoMA at NGV
June 9th to October 7th
National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) International, Melbourne
While it’s hard to get excited about Summer’s end, ‘the greatest modern art museum in the world’ arriving on our doorstep will help. The National Gallery of Victoria, in partnership with The Museum of Modern Art, New York, will present as the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition in 2018.
Prepare yourself for a unique survey of the MoMA’s iconic collection – approximately 200 key works, tracing the development of art and design from late-nineteenth-century urban and industrial transformation, through to the digital and global present.
MoMA’s early acquisitions, including masterworks by Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin and Paul Cézanne will be on show, as will pieces by pioneering cubist and futurist artists Pablo Picasso and Umberto Boccioni, the radical abstractions of Kazimir Malevich and Piet Mondrian, the surreal paintings of Salvador Dalí and Frida Kahlo, and works by Alexander Calder and Jackson Pollock…(breathe).
The show will also chronicle art from Minimalism through to Post Modernism c/o Roy Lichtenstein, Gerhard Richter, Andy Warhol, Lynda Benglis, Sol LeWitt, Jeff Koons, Cindy Sherman and Keith Haring, as well as the next wave of iconic artists like Kara Walker, Rineke Dijkstra, Andreas Gursky, Olafur Eliasson, Huang Yong Ping, Mona Hatoum, El Anatsui and Camille Henrot.
Objects from MoMA’s Architecture and Design collection will be arriving as well, to the delight of architects, designers and artists alike.
Internationally exclusive to Melbourne, and more then two years in the making, I might be editing my earlier statement about NGV Triennale being the gallery’s ‘most ambitious exhibition to date’ when MoMA at NGV opens mid-year!