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Each year the National Gallery of Victoria hosts its Summer Party, highlighting its current exhibition and providing a lively atmosphere, through music and festivities. This year, the Summer Party coincided with the premier exhibition featuring Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei.
Andy Warhol, as a leading figure in pop art, blurred the lines between celebrity and artist, using a combination of mediums to convey his artist intent. Andy Warhol had a background in commercial illustration and advertising, which carried through to his artistic work where he often explored the impact of icons.
Ai Weiwei extends many of Andy Warhol’s concepts, juxtaposing modern icons with a political overlay and historic context. In particular, Ai Weiwei has extended the interaction between artist and community, incorporating active social media engagement, while maintaining a focus on human rights.
The Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei exhibition demonstrates the evolving nature of art. The National Gallery of Victoria’s Summer Party was the ideal occasion to see the unfolding narrative of these works.
The Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei Exhibition concludes on the 24th of April.