In the wide old world of art a tipple is de rigueur and being half cut is not an atypical modus operandi, the import of which the Nat & Ali twin headed kunsthypemaschine has recognised and realised in the art bar, highlighting the eternal dynamic between art and alcoholic muse, the double edged sword that allows them to be appreciated both for and through their entertaining sojourns into bars and pubs by which means their informed braggadocio can be appropriately equated with the sharp jolt of the not-quite-right combination of a Jaegermeister/Ricard shot; their artful cunning is judiciously analogous to an impromptu cocktail scrounged together from the last drinks left at a party (say some Smirnoff Baltic with a splash of peach schnapps and a well ripe cherry); and their refreshingly candid approach fittingly like a large glass of surprisingly pleasant mid priced Australian sparkling burgundy, all the more making the artistic gesture of a bar in a gallery fit the Nat & Ali oeuvre, like a cock in a sock.
Catch Nat & Ali serving a mix of their favourite drinks during 'happy hour' on Thursday, Friday and Saturday afternoons, 3 to 5pm.
Supported by Arts Victoria and the Besen Family Foundation
Image of Nat & Ali by Concettina Inserra, 2002
Centre for Contemporary Photography
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