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On the occasion of 'Warhol. Mechanical Art'

Colloquium

Thursday 31 May. 2018
MPM Auditorium | 7pm

Warhol. Mechanical Art  provides a complete and polyhedral journey that enables visitors to follow the creative development of this exceptional artist from his beginnings as a budding commercial graphic designer in New York City in the 1950s, to his death in 1987, by which time he had become a universal legend.

The show focuses on issues that are crucial to understanding the universal scope of Warhol’s work, such as the innovative way in which he applied the idea of processing to his multi-faceted serial work, the strong links between his life and oeuvre and, of course, his originality and talent for transversally and cyclically combining different techniques, media, and iconographic repertoires. 

These are just some of the themes that will be touched upon in this talk, bringing together experts on Warhol’s work and on the mysteries of the complex universe of an artist who broke through the boundaries of art to invade the world of 21st-century global culture.

Paloma Alarcó
Head of Conservation, Modern Painting, Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, and curator of the museum’s exhibition ‘Mitos del Pop’ in 2014

Paul Maréchal
Curator and collector, specialising in the work of Andy Warhol

Javier Panera
Director, MA in Advanced Studies of Art History. Universidad de Salamanca and curator of the exhibition 'All Yesterday's Parties. Andy Warhol, Music and Vinyl', at MUSAC in 2016

José Lebrero
Artistic Director of Museo Picasso Málaga and curator of this exhibition.

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Admission was free until all seats are taken, with priority for those registering to attend.

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