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Andy Warhol

The mechanical art


The exhibition, organized in collaboration with the Museo Picasso in Málaga, highlights the way in which Andy Warhol captured the cult of merchandise that emerged from the industrial inventions of the 19th century. Always attentive to technical and industrial progress, he used all kinds of techniques and machines, from serigraphy to video recorder, with productive patterns that he defined as "typical of an assembly line".

This mechanical art, seemingly impersonal, cynically denies any intentional spiritual charge. The nihilistic silence of Warhol is, in fact, one of the factors that give poetic height to his work.

Along with a selection of essays written by theorists of his work, the exhibition includes a section of portraits of the pop artist, taken by photographers such as Alberto Schommer, Richard Avedon or Robert Mapplethorpe, and the projection cycle "The alter ego of Warhol": Jackie by Pablo Larraín (November 6th, 7 pm), Nico Icon by Susanne Ofteringer (November 13th, 7 pm), Berlin by Julian Schnabel (November 27th, 7 pm), Impressions de la haute Mongolie (Hommage à Raymond Roussel) by Salvador Dalí and José Montes-Baquer (December 4th, 7 pm) and Testament of Orpheus by Jean Cocteau (December 11th, 7 pm).

  • From 19 September to 31 December
  • CaixaForum
  • Av. de Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 6-8. 08038 Barcelona
  • www.caixaforum.es
  • Ticket: 4 €
  • Projection cycle: 4 €/session.