Date(s) - 22 Oct, 2022 - 10 Apr, 2023
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fabbrica del Vapore
About the Exhibition
The spectacular exhibition ‘Andy Warhol. La Pubblicità della Forma (The Advertising of Form) at the Fabbrica del Vapore is a journey into the artistic and human universe of one of the artists who most innovated the history of world art.
The exhibition aims to document Warhol’s compelling journey: from the objects symbolizing mass consumerism, to the portraits of the star system of the 1960s; from the Ladies & Gentlemen series of the 1970s dedicated to drag queens, the transvestites, symbol of marginalisation par excellence and considered on a par with stars such as Marilyn, up to the 1980s in which his relationship with the sacred became predominant: a practising Catholic, he had actually been pervaded by it all his life.
On display are some twenty canvases, about fifty unique works such as silkscreens on silk, cotton, paper, as well as drawings, photographs, original records, T-shirts, the Commodore Amiga 2000 computer with its digital illustrations, the BMW Art Car painted by Wahrol, the faithful reconstruction of the first Factory and a multimedia section with film projections to be viewed with three-dimensional glasses.
His icons, his characters, his subjects are reproduced everywhere, all over the world, on clothes, pencils, posters, plates, backpacks. He anticipated social networks and the globalisation of the 2000s, he changed the history of art forever, he is still topical and loved by a transversal audience.
As the curator Achille Bonito Oliva sentences:”Warhol is the Raphael of the American mass society who gives surface to every depth of the image thus making it immediately usable, ready for consumption like every product that crowds our daily living. In this way he develops an unprecedented classicism in his aesthetic transformation. Thus the publicity of the form creates the epiphany, i.e. the appearance, of the image’.”
Tickets and Information
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