Monday, October 05, 2009
Went to the Dali exhibition at NGV on Friday and waited in line for an hour. Or maybe it was slightly more than an hour! But ugh. It was a lot of standing and I didn't wear shoes designed for standing for that long. At least I was with Elyse and we spent the time laughing and being silly and probably providing people around us with enough Overheards for a month. Part of the line we were in is in the third photo down.
The exhibition was great, though. I loved the Freudian influence - it's kind of laughable, but the works are so well done (ie: his technique, the representations of the real within the surreal, etc). Dali's jewellery was amazing, too! And I think the NGV did a great job of creating rooms to house the works that were inviting and suited the material. 'Twas nice.
After that, we went to check out the Persuasion exhibition (penultimate photo). It was okay, but as with the Black in Fashion exhibition housed at NGV in the Myer textile exhibit room, it was small. Although it was very pretty.
Then, on the way back to the station, we saw random groups of people in black wigs, glasses and aqua dresses. Including men. Was kinda random.