Mishkin Gallery Partners with Portugal’s Casa São RoqueAndy Warhol Exhibition Makes International Headlines
July 6, 2022
Mishkin Gallery has brought Andy Warhol’s artistic genius back to Porto, Portugal after more than two decades – with a major exhibition co-curated by the Casa São Roque Centro de Arte.
Warhol, People and Things: 1972–2022 – which is receiving critical acclaim from international media – is an extensive exhibition devoted to Andy Warhol and his influence on several generations of photographers, filmmakers, painters, musicians, and multi-media artists.
The exhibition, which opened on May 21, runs until January 31, 2023. The last major exhibition of Warhol’s work in Porto was the traveling exhibition Andy Warhol: A Factory at Serralves Museum in 2000.
“We are so proud to share these works, which have been valuable teaching tools for our own students at Baruch, with younger generations in Portugal and around the world. Warhol’s name is pervasive but rarely do we have the chance to look at the work up close and consider its broader cultural implications,” says Alaina Feldman, director of the Mishkin Gallery who curated the exhibition with Casa São Roque, Centro de Arte artistic director Barbara Piwowarska.
“It is a privilege to work with Casa São Roque, Centro de Arte and this cross-border collaboration with the Miskin Gallery is exciting. I hope our collaboration creates a rich experience for both art lovers and the general public who are residents and visitors to Portugal.”
Press Coverage Highlights
- Porto: https://www.porto.pt/en/news/works-of-andy-warhol-on-display-at-casa-sao-roque
- JPN: https://www.jpn.up.pt/2022/05/13/porto-vai-ter-exposicao-dedicada-a-andy-warhol-que-inclui-imagens-nunca-exibidas-na-europa/
- JN: https://www.jn.pt/artes/casa-sao-roque-no-porto-mostra-andy-warhol-em-dialogo-com-outros-artistas-14852630.html
- Porto Secreto: https://portosecreto.co/obras-andy-warhol-casa-sao-roque/
- New in Porto: https://newinporto.nit.pt/cultura/porto-recebe-exposicao-exclusiva-com-obras-de-andy-warhol/
- Publico: https://www.publico.pt/2022/05/22/culturaipsilon/noticia/andy-warhol-legado-visita-casa-sao-roque-2007152
VIDEO: Hear Feldman and other art historians and artists discuss the Warhol, People and Things: 1972-2022 exhibition here.
Warhol, People and Things: 1972–2022
Most of the exhibition revolves around a collection of Warhol’s Polaroids from 1972–1986 and 30 black and white gelatin silver prints from the 70s and 80s which were gifted to the Mishkin Gallery directly by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts through their Photographic Legacy Program to expand scholarship on his work. These photos and prints have never been exhibited before on the European continent.
The Baruch College collection of Polaroids presented here includes anonymous people and objects: adults, children, shoes, and keys, alongside known celebrities: singer Dolly Parton, actor Sylvester Stallone, Maria Cooper Janis (an artist and producer, daughter of Gary Cooper), Sean Lennon (musician, son of John Lennon and Yoko Ono), and Iranian Princess Ashraf Pahlavi. There is also a group of four Polaroids of Bracka Weintraub (Bronka Rabin) in pronounced white make-up, an interesting figure of Jewish-Polish origins and the wife of Jacob D. Weintraub, a gallerist dealing modern art and author of Jacob’s Ladder: From the Bottom of the Warsaw Ghetto to the Top of New York’s Art World.
The work on display reflects on Warhol’s perennial themes of commodification, repetition, hero worship, queerness, and religious iconography.
Generous Grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation
The prominent global recognition for the current exhibition comes after Baruch College’s Mishkin Gallery received a $50,000 curatorial research fellowship from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
This grant will fund research by the Gallery, which is housed within the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, to prepare Sea and River Edges, an environmental art exhibition slated for the 2024 academic year.
In announcing the news this past January, Feldman remarked, “We are thankful to The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts for this recognition of the Mishkin Gallery’s dedication to showcasing the art and artists that have reshaped how we think about the natural world and our place in it.”
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