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The NGV's Latest Artwork Is Essentially an Oversized Game of Hopscotch

Hop, skip and jump your way down a free, 16-metre long game.
By Tom Clift
January 28, 2017
By Tom Clift
January 28, 2017

Hop, skip and jump your way down to the National Gallery of Victoria for a first look at the latest installation work from acclaimed American conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner. Inspired by the game of hopscotch, Out of Sight is a 16-metre long participatory artwork built into the floor in front of the NGV's iconic waterwall.

Aimed primarily at teenage visitors (because teens love hopscotch, don't you know?), the work is designed to make you think creatively about the direction of your life, and will incorporate the artist's characteristic text-based approach along with a short film featuring local high school students.

"We're thrilled to be one of the first galleries in the world to stage Lawrence Weiner's newest work Out of Sight, which will also be presented in cities including New York, Houston, Chicago and Shanghai," said NGV director Tony Ellwood. "Out of Sight will explore the concept of uncertain futures with visitors encountering a number of different phrases and ideas as they move along the hopscotch."

Out of Sight will be on display at NGV International from February 10 until April 17.

Image: Libraryrachel.

Published on January 28, 2017 by Tom Clift


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