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The Andy Warhol |Ai Weiwei exhibition was launched to media this morning with the great Ai Weiwei present and in conversation with NGV Director Tony Ellwood. A longtime Andy Warhol fan, Ai Weiwei said he was humbled to have his works coupled with Warhol for this exhibition. Asked if he’d ever met Andy, Weiwei replied that he was in the same room once and saw him from afar, adding that you ‘feel’ his presence anyway. The launch was attended by media, musicians and artists including Henry Wagons and Thurston Moore.

In conjunction with the exhibition, NGV presents Friday Nights where you can enjoy after-hours entry to Andy Warhol |Ai Weiwei, talks, food and bars, plus DJ sets in the NGV Garden and weekly live performances by international and Australian acts in the Great Hall. Doors open 6pm. Headline act from 8.30pm.

Here’s the schedule:
11 Dec Moon Duo (US)
18 Dec Neon Indian (US)
1 Jan The Apartments
8 Jan Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders
15 Jan James Chance & the Contortions (US)
22 Jan Jenny Hval (Norway)
29 Jan Luluc
5 Feb Sally Seltmann
12 Feb Twerps
19 Feb Black Cab
26 Feb Pet Conspiracy (China)
4 Mar Silicon (NZ)
11 Mar Xylouris White
18 Mar Bertie Blackman
1 Apr Ngaiire
8 Apr Blank Realm
15 Apr Deradoorian (US)
22 Apr Regurgitator

Cost Online $24 M / $30 A / $12 Ch
On the door $29 M / $35 A / $15 Ch
Venue Ground level, NGV International

The main exhibition runs from Fri 11 Dec – 22 Apr, 6–10pm

Henry Wagons. No soup for you!
Henry Wagons. No soup for you!
Ai Weiwei in conversation
Ai Weiwei in conversation
Ai Weiwei's bike installation
Ai Weiwei’s bike installation
Andy fan
Andy fan

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