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A Fairy Tale in Red Times: Works from the White Rabbit Collection

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Shi Yong 'A bunch of happy fantasies' 2009 (detail) White Rabbit Collection, Sydney © Shi Yong

A Fairy Tale in Red Times: Works from the White Rabbit Collection

3 May 2019 - 6 Oct 2019

Free entry
NGV International

Level 3, Contemporary Art & Design
Open 10am–5pm daily

A Fairy Tale in Red Times: Works from the White Rabbit Collection presents works by 26 Chinese artists, an exciting collaboration between the NGV and arts patron and philanthropist Judith Neilson on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the White Rabbit Gallery.

Neilson’s White Rabbit Collection is currently the largest private collection of contemporary Chinese art internationally, containing more than 2500 works by more than 700 artists. More than an art collection, it is a social document that reveals dramatic generational change in Chinese society, culture and contemporary art in the twenty-first century. Since 2009 exhibitions of works from the collection at White Rabbit Gallery have become an accessible point of first contact with contemporary art from China for Australian residents and international visitors alike.

The NGV celebrates Judith Neilson’s visionary endeavour with this selection of works from artists based in mainland China and Taiwan. A Fairy Tale in Red Times reveals the creative energy, technical virtuosity and conceptual richness of artists from two generations: the first post-Mao generation that enthralled Neilson in the early days of building the collection, and the exciting innovations and global reach of a younger generation for whom the Cultural Revolution is ancient history


Image: Albert Tucker, Apocalyptic Horse, 1956, oil on hardboard, 62 x 81 cm. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Purchased 1982. Courtesy of Sotheby's Australia © Albert & Barbara Tucker Foundation.

Gallery Details

National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)
T: 61 3 8620 2222
W: ngv.vic.gov.au

Opening Hours
Open 10am–5pm daily 
Check NGV website for public holiday hours.

General entry is free. 
Some exhibitions are ticketed. Check NGV website for details.
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NGV International
180 St Kilda Road 
Melbourne

The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
Federation Square 
Melbourne


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