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Andy Warhol. Mechanical art

14 September 2017 - 31 December 2017

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The show underscores the way in which Andy Warhol (Pittsburgh, 1928 – New York, 1987) captures the commodity cult of nineteenth-century industrial inventions. Always attentive to the technical and industrial advance, Warhol used all kinds of techniques and machines, from the silkscreen to the video recorder, with productive patterns that he himself defined as “typical of an assembly line.” This seemingly impersonal mechanical art cynically denies any intentional spiritual charge. Warhol’s nihilistic silence 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 artist, taken by photographers such as Alberto Schommer, Richard Avedon or Robert Mapplethorpe.

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