15 Minutes: Andy Warhol

Friday 04 April, 2014
4:30 - 8pm, $0/Rsvp

Columbia University, Schermerhorn Hall
1190 Amsterdam Avenue

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More than twenty-five years after his death, Andy Warhol (1928-1987) remains one of the most influential figures in contemporary art and culture. His life and work have inspired artists, writers, photographers, and filmmakers, and his own personal cultivation of the art of celebrity has left a legacy on the world to this day. His famous remark that "in the future everyone will be world famous for fifteen minutes" continues to leave its impression on our fame-obsessed world today, from reality TV to Twitter and YouTube. 

Columbia University, in conjunction with the Brant Foundation, will celebrate Warhol and his legacy of "15 Minutes" of fame with a day-long exhibition of his photography and a public program. This event showcases the University’s collection of Polaroids and black-and-white prints donated by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts as part of the Photographic Legacy Program, curated by Roberto C. Ferrari, Curator of Art Properties at Columbia University, and coincides with the Brant Foundation’s traveling Andy Warhol exhibition.

An afternoon round-table discussion of Warhol specialists includes: Neil Printz, Blake Gopnik, Larissa Harris, Tom Kalin. Each panelist will share in 15 minutes the photographs on display and aspects of Warhol that pertain to their own work, including larger themes of glamour, celebrity, portraiture, and desire.  

Following will be a reception and viewing of the School of the Arts MFA First Year Exhibition, curated by Deborah Cullen, Director and Chief Curator at The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery. 

Concluding the evening will be an artist’s talk by Urs Fischer and Peter Brant on Andy Warhol. 

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