Silver Songs. The music of Andy Warhol

Exhibition at Can Trinxet

Side activities: The Factory Alive!

Andy Warhol’s Exploding Plastic Inevitable with the Velvet Underground & Nico” © 1967-2015 Ronald Nameth.

Dates: may 12 – june 18 – 2017

Place: Can Trinxet, L’Hospitalet
Carretera de Santa Eulàlia 182-212 (M: L1 Santa Eulàlia)

Organization: Districte Cultural & Loop Festival

The exhibition:

The exhibition Silver Songs. The music of Andy Warhol tries to demonstrate that music was one of the emotional, iconographic and conceptual substrates on which the artistic production of the father of Pop Art  was built . We speak of an invisible element, but essential to understand the creative process and some of the most significant themes of his work. Warhol showed throughout his career omnivorous musical culture, which have capacity in both his fondness for opera, dance or musical in Hollywood as avant-garde music and pop songs in any style. Maria Callas, Elvis Presley, John Cage in The Velvet Underground and Count Basie, Michael Jackson, through Nico icons like Mick Jagger, John Lennon Debbie Harry or one of his latest muse.

The starting point of this exhibition is an aspect of the artistic production of Andy Warhol considered marginal until recently: his contribution to musical history of graphic design. The artist made between 1949 and 1987 more than 60 album covers of all genres. Analyzing these designs reveals that many of these covers anticipate formal anmd iconographic solutions that later joined his pictorial and cinematophy production, which gives these works a special value for researchers and posed transversal readings to his work.

The exhibition is divided into several sections arranged chronologically and thematically, through which you can trace a genealogy of relationships between art and popular music during the second half of the twentieth century. In each chapter, album covers are displayed along with works on different media: drawings, screen printings, books, magazines, posters, films, video installations, screen tests, music videos and various objects and documents made by Andy Warhol and artists inside his circle, like Ronald Nameth, Nat Finkelstein, Fred W. McDarrah, Christopher Makos, Hervé Gloaguen, Richard Bernstein and Dan Munroe, which allows us to understand the world in which both musical graphic design and plastic visual production from the artist had a feedback during nearly four decades.

During the opening of the exhibition Silver Songs. The music of Andy Warhol, the former textile factory Can Trinxet will become temporarily The Factory, Warhol’s studio-workshop, the epicenter of the New York underground culture during the sixties. In Can Trinxet, musicians, artists, students, citizens, associations in l’Hospitalet, will be invited to participate in an art project based on relational artistic concepts present in the exhibition Andy Warhol and music. Thus, the musical group Los Ganglios will perform with the artist Laura Llaneli following the project Exploding Plastic Inevitable: a referential action in expanded  film emerged in The Factory from the collaboration between the Velvet Underground and Andy Warhol. In parallel, the material of graphic communication project will Llaneli Los Ganglios and Laura worked in the same exhibition space for the design school EINA, through silkscreen workshops led by Enric Mas. Meanwhile, the school of art and design Serra i Abella will hold  Screen Test sessions, a major contribution to video art that Andy Warhol made in The Factory. The protagonists of the recordings will be patients of associations linked to the Department of Health L’Hospitalet with mental illnesses (Alzheimer and Alcoholics Anonymous). The associations of multiple sclerosis and mental health will participate in engraving and mail art workshops taught by the artists Ester Aguilar and Berta Fontboté, respectively.

The factory alive! is an art&territory project created by Artur Muñoz & Albert Mercadé.

The Factory alive!

 

Programme of activities

With  LOS GANGLIOS ⎜ LAURA LLANELI ⎜ ESTHER AGUILÀ ⎜PLAUDITE ⎜BERTA FONTBOTÉ ⎜EINA, Centre Universitari de disseny i Art ⎜EASD Serra i Abella ⎜ EMMCA Escola de música Centre de les Arts de L’H ⎜Associacions vinculades a la regidoria de salut de L’Hospitalet

Divendres 12 de maig

19h Inauguració Factory alive! amb los Ganglios, Laura Llaneli, Eina, Serra i Abella, Berta Fontboté i associacions de malalts de l’Hospitalet

 Dissabte 13 de maig.

11h Visita guiada – col·loqui entre el comissari Javier Panera i l’ Associació de malalts d’Alzheimer de l’Hospitalet

13:30 Escola de música de l’Hospitalet. Concert “Les músiques d’Andy Warhol”.

Del dimarts 16 al dijous 18 de maig 

De 10:30 a 13:30. Los Ganglios + Laura Llaneli

 Divendres 19 de maig

De 16h a 19:30h  Tallers de serigrafia amb estudiants d’EINA. Professor: Dr. Enric Mas + Taller de fotografia documental (Serra i Abella)

Dimarts 23 de maig. De 10:30 a 13:30h.

Sessions de Screen Test amb Serra i  Abella i associacions de malalts de L’Hospitalet. Professora: Angie Ballester

Los Ganglios + Laura Llaneli

Dimecres 24 – divendres 26 de maig

De 10:30 a 13:30h. Los Ganglios + Laura Llanelli

De 16h a 19:30h del dv 26 maig:  Tallers de serigrafia amb estudiants d’EINA + fotografia documental (Serra i Abella)

Dimarts 30 de maig.

De 10:30 a 13:30h.

Sessions de Screen Test amb Serra i  Abella i associacions de malalts de L’Hospitalet. Professora: Angie Ballester

Los Ganglios + Laura Llaneli

 Dimecres 31 de maig – divendres 2 de juny

De 10:30 a 13:30h. Los Ganglios + Laura Llanelli

De 16h a 19h dv 2 juny.  Tallers de serigrafia amb estudiants d’EINA. Professor: E. Mas

Dimarts 6 de juny.

De 10:30 a 13:30h. Assaig de Los Ganglios

De 17h a 20h Sessions de Screen Test amb Serra i Abella i associacions de malalts de L’Hospitalet. Professora: Angie Ballester

Dimecres 7 i dijous 8 de juny

De 10:30 a 13:30h. Assaig de Los Ganglios

Divendres 9 de juny

19h Presentació – concert del projecte de Los Ganglios i Laura Llaneli. Organitza: Afluent

Presentació del projecte d’obra gràfica de l’escola Eina

Dimarts 13 de juny

De 17h a 20h Sessions de Screen Test amb Serra i  Abella i associacions de malalts de L’Hospitalet. Professora: Angie Ballester

19h Actuació teatral de Plaudite teatre amb música d’Andy Warhol

Del dimecres 14 al dissabte 17 de juny

De 17h a 20h Tallers de serigrafia expressiva i música d’Andy Warhol amb l’artista Esther Aguilar i associacions de malalts mentals i alcohòlics anònims de L’Hospitalet

Diumenge 18 de juny

13h Vermouth cloenda The Factory alive! + Presentació dels treballs de Berta Fontboté i Esther Aguilà.