NGV Triennial in Melbourne | Flowers and Skulls

Two of the most visually striking displays at the NGV Triennial are Yayoi Kusama’s Flower Obsession and Ron Mueck’s Mass. One involves an explosion of bright red flowers, and the other is a room full of giant human skulls.

When you walk in to Flower Obsession, you are given a flower sticker to place anywhere you want in a recreated living space. The flowers have now taken over, illustrating a hallucination the artist had as a child.

woman looking at flower roomNGV triennial flower stickerngv triennial-20looking inside flower room

“They killed all those giants! How sad!” -my husband, who sometimes thinks he’s 12.
One hundred individual skulls sit in the historical collection galleries of the NGV. It is so strange and cool.

giant scull in art museumbig human skull on pilepile of skulls by old artngv triennial-36man photographing giant skull

More photos of the NGV Triennial to come!

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