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Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei

What do you get when you cross one of the most influential figures in contemporary art and culture with one of the leading Chinese contemporary artists of this time?  The biggest contemporary exhibition Melbourne has ever seen!

This December, NGV International will be showcasing the works of Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei for Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei,  before it moves onto The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh.

“Developed by the NGV and The Andy Warhol Museum, 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 and intersections between the two artists’ practices. Surveying the scope of both artists’ careers, the NGV exhibition will present over 300 works, including major new commissions, immersive installations and a wide representation of painting, sculpture, film, photography, publishing and social media.”

There’ll be over 200 of Warhol’s most celebrated works ( including the famous screens such as Campbell’s Soup, and celebrity portraits, sculpture and installation, and an extensive selection of film, music and publishing; including previously unseen work) plus key works from Ai WeiWei spanning four decades. Finally for the families, NGV Kids will be presenting a large-scale installation  highlighting both artists’ love of cats.

When: 11 December 2015 – 24 April 2015
Where: NGV International