The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Wednesday, July 23, 2014


Exhibition at Tate Gallery Proposes a Re-Reading of Major Legacies of Pop Art
Damien Hirst, Aurothioglucose 2008 © the artist. Photo: Sotheby's Household gloss and enamel paint on canvas, 68 x 108 in.
LONDON.- Pop Life: Art in a Material World proposes a re-reading of one of the major legacies of Pop Art. The exhibition takes Andy Warhol’s notorious provocation that ‘good business is the best art’ as a starting point in reconsidering the legacy of Pop Art and the influence of the movement’s chief protagonist. Pop Life: Art in a Material World looks ahead to the various ways that artists since the 1980s have engaged with mass media and cultivated artistic personas creating their own signature 'brands'. Among the artists represented are Tracey Emin, Keith Haring, Damien Hirst, Martin Kippenberger, Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami and Richard Prince.

Pop Life: Art in a Material World argues that Warhol’s most radical lesson is reflected in the work of artists of subsequent generations who, rather than simply representing or commenting upon our mass media culture, have infiltrated the publicity machine and the marketplace as a deliberate strategy. Harnessing the power of the celebrity system and expanding their reach beyond the art world and into the wider world of commerce, these artists exploit channels that engage audiences both inside and outside the gallery. The conflation of culture and commerce is typically seen as a betrayal of the values associated with modern art; this exhibition contends that, for many artists working after Warhol, to cross this line is to engage with modern life on its own terms.

The show begins with a focused look at Warhol’s late work, examining his related initiatives as a television personality, paparazzo, and publishing impresario. Highlights include a number of works from his initially controversial series known as the Retrospectives or Reversals. Reprising his celebrated Pop icons from the 1960s, in a manner initially deemed cynical, the Retrospectives look ahead to installations by a number of artists including Martin Kippenberger and Tracey Emin, who overtly engage the self-mythologizing impulse manipulating their personas as a medium, like silkscreen or paint.

Pop Life: Art in a Material World includes reconstructions of both Keith Haring’s Pop Shop and Jeff Koons's seldom reunited Made in Heaven. Haring opened the Pop Shop in 1986 on New York's Lafayette St. to merchandise his branded artistic signature as editioned objects such as t-shirts, toys and magnets aimed at as wide an audience as possible. Jeff Koons’s Made in Heaven, which debuted at the Venice Bienniale in 1990, immortalized his marital union with the Italian porn star and politician known as La Cicciolina. A specially-commissioned new installation by the celebrated Japanese artist Takashi Murakami debuts in the exhibition's final gallery.

A gallery dedicated to the so-called ‘Young British Artists’ focuses on their early performative exploits including ephemera from Tracey Emin and Sarah Lucas’s shop in Bethnal Green where they created and sold their work. Renowned pieces such as Gavin Turk’s Pop 1993 also feature, as does selected works representing Damien Hirst’s recent Sotheby’s auction, Beautiful Inside My Head Forever. Tate Modern will also restage Hirst’s performance originally shown at Cologne’s ‘Unfair’ art fair in 1992. Identical twins will sit beneath two identical spot paintings for the duration of Pop Life: Art in a Material World. Tate Modern is appealing for identical twins to take part in this performance.

The exhibition is organized by Tate Modern and is co-curated by Jack Bankowsky, Artforum’s Editor at Large, Alison M. Gingeras, Chief Curator of the François Pinault Collection and Catherine Wood, Tate Modern Curator of Contemporary Art and Performance, assisted by Nicholas Cullinan, Curator, International Modern Art, Tate Modern. Pop Life: Art in a Material World will travel to the Hamburger Kunsthalle from 6 February – 9 May 2010 and then to the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa from 11 June – 19 September 2010.

Tate Modern | Pop Life | Damien Hirst | Jeff Koons | Takashi Murakami | Keith Haring | Jack Bankowsky |


Today's News

October 1, 2009

Exhibition at Tate Gallery Proposes a Re-Reading of Major Legacies of Pop Art

Michelangelo's Marble Boy Finds New Home at the Met

Italian Writer Umberto Eco is the Louvre's New Guest Curator

Sol LeWitt: Forms Derived from a Cube at PaceWildenstein

Sotheby's to Offer Books and Manuscripts From a Former British Prime Minister

Hermitage Amsterdam Attracts Over 360,000 Visitors in First 100 Days

Art Gallery of Ontario Acquires Acclaimed Sarah Anne Johnson Installation

Alice Guy Blaché Retrospective at the Whitney will Rediscover an Early Force in Film

Exhibition of American Modernism from the MFA, Boston Opens

Art Institute Awarded Major Grant for Conservation Research

The Leonore Annenberg Prize for Art Awards $25,000 to the Yes Men

SFMOMA Presents Video Installation by Candice Breitz

Together Alone: Australian and New Zealand Fashion on View in Melbourne

Exhibition Presents New and Innovative Work by Artists

Exceptional Sculpture in Both Art and Antiques Sections on Exhibit at HKIAAF 09

Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Exhibition

Vancouver Art Gallery Presents Survey of Work by Renowned Photographer Scott McFarland

Rodarte to Be Featured in "Quicktake" Installation at Cooper-Hewitt

Morrill Act Document on Display at University of Illinois

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Archaeologists discover Roman 'free choice' cemetery in the 2,700-year-old ancient port of Rome

2.- Romanians must pay 18 million euros over Kunsthal Museum Rotterdam art heist

3.- Hello Kitty designer Yuko Yamaguchi defends cute character as cat turns 40 years old

4.- eBay and Sotheby's partner to bring world class art and collectibles to a global community

5.- Exhibition on Screen returns with new series of films bringing great art to big screens across the globe

6.- Marina Abramović reaches half way point of her '512 Hours' performance at the Serpentine Gallery

7.- The Phillips Collection in Washington introduces a uCurate app for curating on-the-go

8.- United States comic icon Archie Andrews dies saving openly gay character

9.- New feathered predatory fossil, unearthed in China, sheds light on dinosaur flight

10.- Exhibition at Thyssen Bornemisza Museum presents an analysis of the concept of the 'unfinished'

Related Stories



Tate Modern's Turbine Hall to present electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk The Catalogue 12345678 live

Tate Modern launches a major retrospective of German artist Gerhard Richter's work

Elvira Dyangani Ose appointed Curator of international art with a focus on Africa at Tate Modern

Artist as Activist: United Kingdom's Tate Modern to Show Joan Miro: The Ladder of Escape

"Show of the Year" at Tate Modern is UK's First on French Painter Paul Gauguin in 50 Years

Tate Announces First Major Retrospective of Joan Miró in Fifty Years

Exhibition of Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera Opens at Tate Modern

Tate Modern is 10: Tate Reaches Across the World with Works Acquired

Paul Gauguin from Money Man to Myth Maker, Show Says

"No Soul For Sale - A Festival of Independents" at Tate Modern



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Rmz. - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site