Joana Vasconcelos And Andy Warhol Together For Pure Pop Art ♦ The exhibition “Pure Pop Art” is inaugurated at the Biennial Museum of Cerveira on 13 July. The work of the Portuguese artist joins those of Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Steve Kaufman or Keith Haring. Secrets From Portugal loves art and is proud to announce this amazing event. Keep reading to find out more.
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Publicizing the graphic work and bringing the public closer to the universe of some of the greatest icons of Pop Art – a movement that emerged in London in the 1950s and whose splendour was firmly established in the new decade in New York – paints with interest the contours of the exhibition “Pure Pop Art “. The exhibition, inaugurated on July 13, will feature a collection of works by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Steve Kaufman, Keith Haring, Robert Indiana, Pietro Psaier, Mel Ramos and Robert Rauschenberg. To these names, Joana Vasconcelos joins, as an artist invited by the Biennial Foundation of Art of Cerveira (FBAC).
“Presenting this Pop Art collection in Vila Nova de Cerveira is a challenge and a responsibility,” says curator Ángeles Rodríguez Baliño. “Joining her to a work by Joana Vasconcelos is making sure that this timeless movement is more alive than ever,” adds the commissioner.
Visitors will have the opportunity to see, until October 19, more than 120 works, among them serigraphs, posters, installations and videos (provided by the “Tate Gallery”) of some prominent figures of the aesthetic trend.
“This is a private collection of graphic art by the company MBA Grupo Incorporado which will be presented for the first time in Portugal, and it is an honour for us to present these great names and one of the most renowned artists in the country at the Biennial Museum of Cerveira” Fernando Nogueira, president of FBAC.
The serigraphs, the posters and the installations “represent popular icons of the time that the visitor will recognize”. “From more than 120 works, the show presents a nostalgic touch to the memory of Marilyn and James Dean, with a deep admiration for Warhol’s work, the curiosity of Pietro Psaier’s figure and Steve Kaufman’s social responsibility, the exuberance of Keith Haring, the excellent work of Mel Ramos, the innovation of Rauschenberg and a little mention of Robert Indiana, “added Ángeles Rodríguez Baliño.
The exhibition, which will remain open until 19 October, also includes two videos provided by Tate, London. The Pop Art movement “emerged in London, England, in the 1950s and reached its maturity in New York in the United States of America in the 1960s.” The movement “links art to mass production, popularity with the avant-garde and develops a new artistic concept by relating intimately with the consumer society.” In May, the Museum of the Art Biennial of Cerveira was awarded the Museum of the Year Award 2019, awarded by the Portuguese Association of Museology (APOM).
The Museum of the Year Award is one of the main distinctions awarded by APOM, in a total of 27 categories, which distinguish, among other areas, the best intervention and restoration, the best catalogue, the best exhibition, patronage and museographic project. This year’s APOM Museum Distinction aims at the entity responsible for organizing and managing the collection of works of art created during the course dedicated to contemporary art, held over 40 years ago in Vila Nova de Cerveira.
Andy Warhol and Lichtenstein among the 122 works of the exhibition “Stars of Pop Art”
Works by Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg and Roy Lichtenstein will be exhibited at the “Pop Art Stars” exhibition with 122 graphic pieces, which opens Friday, at the West Tower of the Cordoaria Nacional in Lisbon. According to the organization, under the responsibility of the Portuguese company Art For You, in partnership with the Italian group Artemisia, the exhibition brings together a selection of authentic graphic works by the Spanish collector José Luís Rupérez.
In addition to the emblematic Pop Art artists, David Salle, Felix Gonzalez Torres, Jean Michel Basquiat, Jeff Koons, Julian Schnabel and Keith Haring are also represented. Under the curatorship of Dolores Durán Ucar, the exhibition – which has already been held in South Korea and Spain – was designed, produced and performed by Art For You, and will be open until January 5, 2020.
The Pop art was born in the 1950s in England, but whose maturity would have been reached in the 1960s in the United States of America. The show was previously in the Pasion Museum in Valladolid and, according to the organization, was redesigned for the Portuguese capital’s space, to show a comprehensive view of this aesthetic-artistic school. Some of the iconic works of the American artist Andy Warhol – considered one of the leaders of this movement – will be exhibited, such as “Campbell’s Soup” (1962), “Flowers” (1964), “Pink Cow with Yellow Background” Mao “(1972),” The Beatles “(1980),” Marilyn “(1981) and” Perrier Billboard “(1986). Warhol’s works explore the relationship between artistic expression, advertising, and culture that flourished in the 1960s in the United States.