Companionship in Our Time – Presented in Partnership with The School of Life
Saturday 19 October and Sunday 20 October, 1pm – 4pm | NGV International | Free entry
Inspired by the work of KAWS, this program questions what it feels like to be alone, and what it means to be connected. Participate in an interaction with a friend or stranger that encourages an exploration of companionship, loneliness, connection and communication.
Facilitating this presentation is Daniel Teitelbaum, Faculty Member in The School of Life, as well as a performer, radio broadcaster, teacher and facilitator. Daniel specialises in creating playful, memorable and meaningful experiences for people. Daniel has been a strategy consultant working with social enterprise, the Head of Content at The School of Life Australia and an associate teacher of design at Monash University.
With a background in philosophy, law and theatre studies, in recent years Daniel has focused on play-based professional development for companies, not-for-profits and local governments – using games, toys and theatre to help others develop important skills and ways of working.
Still Together – Presented in collaboration with A–SPACE
Saturday 26 October, 9am | NGV International | Booking required, fees apply
Connect with yourself and the world around you in a unique mass meditation experience inspired by KAWS: Companionship in the Age of Loneliness.
Together with other like-hearted humans, gather underneath KAWS’ largest bronze sculpture to date for a morning of guided meditation led by A—SPACE founder Manoj Dias, accompanied by a live musical performance, followed by an exclusive viewing of the KAWS: Companionship in the Age of Loneliness. Previous meditation experience is not necessary, just an open mind and an open heart.
Meditation from 9.00–9.30am, with exhibition viewing from 9.30am.
Time Out With Art
Monday 28 October, 6pm-7.30pm | NGV International | Booking required, fees apply
Connect with art from the 19th century and take a deep look into one artwork with a facilitated discussion that inspires a personal, sensory and emotional response.
Artwork to be revealed on the night. This program includes a glass of wine on arrival and light refreshments.