Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Andy Warhol: Other Voices, Other Rooms at Hayward Gallery

Self-Portrait via The Hayward Gallery, London

The Hayward Gallery in London is now presenting Andy Warhol: Other Voices, Other Rooms. The exhibit is a retrospective of Warhol’s work. Fans of Warhol may recall that the Hayward Gallery held an exhibit titled Andy Warhol: A Retrospective in 1989. This Andy Warhol Retrospective will most likely surpass the impact that the previous retrospective at the gallery had nearly twenty years ago.

Other Voices, Other Rooms has been on tour since last October at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam followed by Moderna Museet in Stockholm. The exhibit explores Warhol’s film and video work as a starting point for understanding the artist’s core subjects involving high and low culture. The retrospective at Hayward Gallery comes to a close on January 18th.

Take care, Stay true,

Brian Sherwin
Senior Editor

1 comment:

Joan Collins said...

I mean, hell, they look more like me than me! It's like fashion. It's all got to do with video and shit. Once you start to get the eyes involved with music, music will take the backseat, and that's what the video thing is. Why can't video find its own niche in life and get off music's back? This is not going to endear me to VH-1 or MTV, but they know how I feel about it. It's a conflict of the senses. You're gonna judge a record by a TV screen and some images with some shitty little sound coming out of those boxy little speakers? I mean, how many people really have them hooked up to stereos? The way they deliver a record is with some semi-nude chicks, which I have no problem with, but not to sell my music. The music becomes like elevator background music, relegated. And of course, then you've encouraged people to become posers and not composers. Andy Warhol's little dream's come true: Everybody's a star for 15 minutes.