ANDY WARHOL | AI WEIWEI

Winwood Mckenzie worked with the exhibition design team at the National Gallery of Victoria on the Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei exhibition.   

" A major international exhibition featuring two of the most significant artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries – Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei.

Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei, 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.

A suite of major commissions by Ai Weiwei will be premiered and presented alongside key works from the past four decades. It will present the most comprehensive representation of the artist’s work in Australia to date.

Over 200 of Warhol’s most celebrated works will be featured, including paintings and silk-screens such as Campbell’s SoupElectric ChairMaoElvisFlowersand celebrity portraits, sculpture and installation, and an extensive selection of film, music and publishing; including previously unseen work. The exhibition will also bring together a wide range of photography including over 500 Polaroids documenting Warhol’s friends, colleagues, artistic and social milieux."

- National Gallery of Victoria

Photography: Brooke Holm