Casa São Roque - Centro de Arte hosts until 31 January 2023, the exhibition "Warhol, People and Things: 1972-2022", with works by the North American artist and others that explore the author's influence on other artists.
On display will be a collection of 68 photographs, from the 1970s and 1980s, donated to the Mishkin Gallery by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and exhibited, for the first time, in Portugal and Europe.
The exhibition reveals "the work of Andy Warhol and his contributions to the development of experimental art, the media and critical art discourse, in conversation with contemporary artists, while also exposing the pioneering pop artist to a new generation in Porto ", reads the note made public by the New York gallery.
The last major exhibition dedicated to the artist took place in 2000, in Serralves, "yet there is an entire generation of people in Porto who have never seen Warhol's work locally until now", highlighted Mishkin.
In addition to Warhol's photographs, contemporary works of art will be exhibited, several of which were commissioned for the exhibition. Among the works on display are "Scenes from the Life Of Andy Warhol" (1982), by director Jonas Mekas, John Miller’s "Middle of the Day" photographs, three films by Jeff Preiss, including his most recent "Welcome to Jordan", 2022, and recent paintings by Anna Ostoya. Works by Portuguese artists Sara Graça and Pedro Magalhães were also commissioned, and pieces from Casa São Roque will also be included, such as photographs by Augusto Alves da Silva and Robert Mapplethorpe.
The exhibition programme also includes lectures on photography and on the relationship between Warhol and Jonas Mekas. "Warhol, People and Things: 1972-2022" is curated by the director of the Mishkin Gallery, Alaina Claire Feldman, and the artistic director of Casa São Roque, Barbara Piwowarska.