25 September 2008 - 18 January 2009
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Two catalogues in English and French (published by the Museum and Prestel) accompany the exhibition. One of them is dedicated to the aspect Music & Warhol by presenting the artist’s album covers, written by Paul Maréchal www.mmfa.qc.ca.
Music & Warhol
Music had a fundamental role in Andy Warhol's work. "Warhol Live" is the first exhibition which presents his work under this aspect with chronological and thematic approach: from the film music Warhol discovered in his youth to the disco scene at Studio 54, Guillaume de Fontenay’s exhibition design leads you through the "music" life of Warhol with the view from our days: all the rooms will highlight the relationship between art and music without being an exact re-creation of former times like "period rooms".
You will find Warhol's wellknown portraits of Elvis, Marilyn, Grace Jones, Mick Jagger, … around the central theme "Music", with others that are less well-known such as album covers, illustrations, photos, Polaroids… which have been created in resonance with music and dance. Also included will be some of the artist’s films, such as Sleep, Empire and the Screen Tests of the members of the Velvet Underground (Nico, Lou Reed, John Cale, Sterling Morrison and Maureen Tucker), and Andy Warhol's TV, .... Music will be heard in all the galleries: sound will serve as an essential narrative element throughout the exhibition, setting the musical stage for each sequence in the presentation.
Andy Warhol produced music videos and met with musicians, notably for Interview, the magazine he founded in 1969. Above all, through the play of mirrors and osmosis he projected on his contemporaries, he himself became a rock star equal to Mick Jagger or Debbie Harry, his final inspiration.
fig.: "Debbie Harry", Andy Warhol, 1980. Acrylic and silkscren ink on linen, 106,7 x 106,7 cm. The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, Founding Collection, Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. (C) Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts / SODRAC (2008)
Check out another view on the artist!
Andy Warhol's 80th birthday was celebrated in August 2008. The exhibiiton "Other Voices, Other Rooms" focuses on consumer culture, sexual identity, social conventions, and questions high and low culture.
Other Voices, Other Rooms
13 Sep 2008 - 15 Feb 2009
Wexner Center Galleries