Andy Warhol / Ai Weiwei Exhibition at NGV

The National Gallery of Victoria (the NGV) has once again excelled in its current major International art exhibition featuring the art of Andy Warhol / Ai Weiwei.

Andy Warhol’s work has inspired me (and still does) for as long as I can remember. I was so looking forward to get to the gallery and immerse myself in all things Andy Warhol.

Throughout this piece, you’ll find a small glimpse of what the exhibition has to offer.

Ai WeiWei Andy Warhol Exhibition at NGV

I really didn’t know anything about Ai Weiwei and was looking forward to learning how the two artists would complement each other in a joint exhibition.

The opening of the Andy Warhol Ai Weiwei exhibition at the NGV in Melbourne on 15 December 2015. Photographer Ros O'Gorman http://www.rosogorman.com

I adore the strong colours and faces from Andy Warhol. Its his almost simple designs showing everyday life and objects which has a way of transforming what we see every day.

As I learned, Ai Weiwei is an artist and an activist. Forever Bicycles 2015 (shown below) is a major new installation designed specifically for the NGV. It is made up of over 1500 bicycles symbolising the freedom to move.

Ai Weiwei greets the media at the opening of the Andy Warhol Ai Weiwei exhibition at the NGV in Melbourne on 15 December 2015. Photographer Ros O'Gorman http://www.rosogorman.com

Ai Weiwei was in Melbourne for the opening and readily showed his ‘up yours’ finger to photographers whenever he got the chance, taking photos on his phone which he posted on his Instagram.

Ai Weiwei greets the photographers at the opening of the Andy Warhol Ai Weiwei exhibition at the NGV in Melbourne on 15 December 2015. Photographer Ros O'Gorman http://www.rosogorman.com

For me, its really hard to find the right words to describe Ai Weiwei. Such a fascinating man who passes on his experience of the world through his art.

Ai Weiwei at the opening of the Andy Warhol Ai Weiwei exhibition at the NGV in Melbourne on 15 December 2015. Photographer Ros O'Gorman http://www.rosogorman.com

Ai Weiwei at the opening of the Andy Warhol Ai Weiwei exhibition at the NGV in Melbourne on 15 December 2015. Photographer Ros O'Gorman http://www.rosogorman.com

This incredibly inspiring exhibition finishes its Melbourne run on 25 April 2016 and if you’re in Melbourne, is a MUST to see.

I’m struggling to find the right words to explain the work of Ai Weiwei but if you want to find out more about Ai Weiwei, click here

Go HERE to the Andy Warhol / Ai Weiwei Noise11 Photo Gallery for more photos of the exhibition.

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