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    Posted: 30 March 2024 at 06:54
This year's Triennial, post Covid, is more modest than its predecessors, and perhaps lacks the big spectacle centrepieces but is still worth a visit.
I enjoyed the outing with my a7iv and SEL2470GM2.

Here's a selection from the exhibits.

1. David Shrigley's 'Really Good' was originally intended to be set in Trafalgar Square London as an ironic commentary on Brexit immediately after that vote. The NGV has announced they have purchased it for their permanent collection.
David Shrigley 'Really Good' sculpture, Triennial, NGV by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

2. A giant bronze sculpture of a traditional Aboriginal eel trap, set in the moat.
Kim Wandin Eel Trap sculpture, NGV by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

3. Thomas Price bronze sculptures of ordinary people doing ordinary stuff.
Thomas J Price sculptures, Federation Court, NGV by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

4. With visitors for scale.
Thomas J Price sculpture, NGV by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

5. Seen from the Mezzanine.
Federation Court, NGV Triennial by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

6. The Great Hall with bean bags and screened projections of visual artwork.
Great Hall, NGV by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

7. Detail of artist Leonard French's stained glass ceiling, 1968
Leonard French glass ceiling, NGV by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

8. Nic Brunsdon's gigantic inflatable, 'breathing' sphere, 'Air' in the sculpture garden. I suppose the streaks under the air vents are an indication of the pollution in the atmosphere.
Nic Brunsdon "Air", NGV Triennial by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

9. Installation of traditional Aboriginal woven grass matting that's used as a fish trap, made by women from Maningrida in the Northern Territory some 500km east of Darwin.
Maningrida Fish Fence, NGV Triennial by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

10. A closer look.
Maningrida Fish Fence weaving, NGV Triennial by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

11. Li Lihong's ceramic commentary on MacDonalds setting up in China, with the Imperial 5 clawed dragon decorating the golden arches.
Li Lihong MacDonald's logo, NGV Triennial by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

12. Some of Raja Gemini's out there couture.
Raja Gemini Couture, NGV Triennial by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

More to follow.




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Post Options Post Options   Quote bonneville Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 March 2024 at 08:30
You put your tools to spectacular use again Joe. For those of us on the “other side” of the planet it is like being there. And what a feast for the eyes with so much diversity.

The Thomas Price sculptures are my picks. TFS
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Thanks, Brian, here's more:

13. Artwork made from traditional 'Tikar' dyed flattened grass matting from northern Borneo, by Yi I-Lann.
Yi I-Lann woven artworks, NGV Triennial by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

14. Close-up.
Yi I-Lann woven tikar, NGV Triennial by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

15. Rather challenging and grotesque chair-like sculpture by Fei Yining.
Fei Yining 'Duke of Apple in the Vile Oubliette', NGV Triennial by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

16. A replica of a headless Roman sphinx from the British Museum, decorated with Indonesian batik pattern, and with an African hyena mask for its head, by Yinka Shonibare, as commentary on the influences on Picasso's art.
Yinka Shonibare 'Picasso in reverse', NGV Triennial by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

17. Textile bundled shapes in tribute to Chinese Bai women's craft of tie-dying - knotting, twisting, creating textures, by Lin Fangu.
Lin Fanglu 'She's Four Seasons', NGV Triennial by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

18. Bits of old, discarded silver plated serving platters from the 1920s to the 1980s fashioned into this artwork by Jaydan Moore.
Jaydan Moore 'Silver serving platters', NGV Triennial by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

19. Detail.
Jaydan Moore 'Silver serving platters' detail, NGV Triennial by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

20. The Ouroboros, a circular figure that consumes its own tail, from various ancient cultures including Celtic, Egyptian and Greek, often representing the cyclical nature of existence. By Heather B Swan.
Heather B Swan 'Ouroboros', NGV Triennial by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

21. Detail.
Heather B Swan 'Ouroboros' detail, NGV Triennial by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

More coming.

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22. Carved sandalwood sculpture by Osamu Mori, set up in a replica of the old NGV style of display back in the old days.
Osamu Mori '3MMM – rivalry' carving, NGV Triennial by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

23. Detail.
Osamu Mori '3MMM – rivalry' carving detail, NGV Triennial by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

24. Installation of gigantic replica decaying leaves by Lewis Fidock and Joshua Petherick.
Lewis Fidock and Joshua Petherick 'Decay' installation, NGV Triennial by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

25. Close-up.
Lewis Fidock and Joshua Petherick 'Decay' installation, detail, NGV Triennial by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

26. Keith Wikmunea and Vernon Marbendinar ‘Plenty of white cockatoos!’.
Keith Wikmunea and Vernon Marbendinar ‘Plenty of white cockatoos!’, NGV Triennial by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

27. Ashley Jameson Eriksmoen 'Fell', a facsimile of a felled tree and its stump created from salvaged domestic furniture.
Ashley Jameson Eriksmoen 'Fell' salvaged domestic furniture, NGV Triennial by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

28. Detail.
Ashley Jameson Eriksmoen 'Fell' salvaged domestic furniture detail, NGV Triennial by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

29. Vivian Suter paintings on canvas that had been exposed to heavy weather.
Vivian Suter paintings, NGV Triennial by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

30. Iván Navarro 'Mirage Trans' creates an illusion of great depth.
Iván Navarro 'Mirage Trans', NGV Triennial by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

And one more post to come.
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Thanks for the good reportage, a close up after a wide shot, excellent, especially for something like "Yi I-Lann woven tikar", Ashley Jameson Eriksmoen 'Fell', etc.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jozioau Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 April 2024 at 02:11
Thanks, Paul.

Here's the last instalment from my visit.

31. Fernando Laposse 'Resting Place', a patchwork tapestry telling the story of the introduction of the avocado plantations to Mexico and their destructive influence to the ecology and culture of the place.
Fernando Laposse 'Resting Place', NGV Triennial by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

32. Detail.
Fernando Laposse 'Resting Place' detail, NGV Triennial by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

33. 'Megacities', a multiscreen set of slide shows by resident local photographers of ten megacities Tokyo, Delhi, Shanghai, Lagos, Sao Paulo, Cairo, Dhaka, Mexico City, Seoul and Jakarta.
'Megacities', NGV Triennial by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

34. Farrokh Mahdavi 'Untitled', NGV Triennial. Pink is the universal colour of our flesh; it transcends politics, race, nationality, territoriality and gender. On the floor are ‘rejectamenta’ paintings considered flawed and no longer ‘work’.
Farrokh Mahdavi 'Untitled', NGV Triennial by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

35. Maurizio Cattelan 'Comedian', is a minimalist, Dada-esque display comprising a single banana taped to a wall with duct tape and left for 5 days before being replaced with another for the following 5 days.
Maurizio Cattelan 'Comedian', NGV Triennial by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

36. Ton Meijdam, Thom Snels and Béla Zsigmond (Smack) 'Garden of Eden', NGV Triennial, inspired by 'The Garden of Earthly Delights' by Hieronymus Bosch.
Ton Meijdam, Thom Snels and Béla Zsigmond (Smack) 'Garden of Eden', NGV Triennial by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

37. One of a pair of Agnieszka Pilat 'Heterobota' dogs, wandering around, reacting to stimuli and codes.
Agnieszka Pilat 'Heterobota' dog 1, NGV Triennial by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

38. About to pick up and move a cylinder from one box to another.
Agnieszka Pilat 'Heterobota' dog 2, NGV Triennial by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

39. Job done.
Agnieszka Pilat 'Heterobota' dog 4, NGV Triennial by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

40. Kevin Abosch '#CIVICS', is a set of photographs taken at various demonstrations around the world.
Kevin Abosch '#CIVICS', NGV Triennial by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

41. Julian Charriere 'Fire fountain' is a movie showing a large and ornate fountain filled with flammable liquid on fire.
Julian Charriere 'Fire fountain', NGV Triennial by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

42. The NGV entry foyer looking out through the water wall.
NGV water wall inside by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

43. The water wall outside. It is actually part of the gallery's climate control system, and is an absolutely iconic feature where generations of kids have placed their hands with the water running over them.
NGV water wall outside by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

44 A parting shot of David Shrigley's 'Really Good' sculpture, this time in bright sunshine.
Thumbs up, David Shrigley 'Really Good' sculpture, Triennial, NGV by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

Thanks for looking.
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Impressive reportage Joe, and a lot of well captured diversity. Hard to pick a favourite (the total is more than the sum of the parts) but for me # 18 stands out
You can see the April Foolishness 2023 exhibition here Another great show of the talent we have on Dyxum
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