The New School: The Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street
Andy Warhol’s activities after 1968 have long been understood as less influential and less innovative than his work in the early 1960s. However, his wide-ranging production in the ‘70s and ‘80s reveals a period of great experimentation, in which the artist further explored the possibilities of painterly abstraction, media technologies, studio practices, mass cultural forms and phenomena, and underground subcultures.
Now over thirty years since Warhol's death, his late artistic practice can be understood as far more diverse and multivalent than it appeared when he was alive. Yet, the work from this era has received less critical attention than that of the 1960s, and much of it remains little known. This symposium brings together scholars, curators, and artists to reassess Warhol’s activities in the period from 1968 until his death in 1987 in light of the exhibition Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again.
This event is free but registration is required. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This program will be live streamed on YouTube.
Friday, March 1, 2019
Session 1: Modes of Abstraction
Benjamin Buchloh, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art, Harvard University
Courtney Martin, Deputy Director and Chief Curator, Dia Art Foundation
Adam Pendleton, Artist
R.H. Quaytman, Artist
Moderated by Donna De Salvo, Deputy Director for International Initiatives and Senior Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art
Session 2: Recording Everyday
Richard Meyer, Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor in Art History, Stanford University
Ken Okiishi, Artist
Neil Printz, Editor, Catalogue Raisonné at The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
Melissa Ragona, Associate Professor of Visual Culture and Critical Theory, Carnegie Mellon University
Moderated by Alex Kitnick, Brant Family Fellow in Contemporary Arts at Bard College
Saturday, March 2, 2019
10 am–2:30 pm
Session 3: Collaborations
Jonathan Flatley, Associate Professor of English, Wayne State University
Ricardo Montez, Assistant Professor of Performance Studies, The New School
Lucy Mulroney, Associate Director of Collections, Research, and Education at Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Moderated by Soyoung Yoon, Assistant Professor and Program Director of Art History & Visual Studies, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, The New School
Session 4: Perpetual Warhol
Jessica Beck, Milton Fine Curator of Art, The Andy Warhol Museum
Robert Buck, Artist
Peggy Phelan, Ann O’Day Maples Chair in the Arts Professor of Theater & Performance Studies and English, Stanford University
Moderated by David Breslin, DeMartini Family Curator and Director of the Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art
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