Serial Formations of Pop Art, Minimal Art, and Conceptual Art
"I was reflecting that most people thought the Factory was a place where everybody had the same attitudes about everything; the truth was, we were all odds-and-ends misfits, somehow misfitting together." Andy Warhol’s titular words serve as the starting point for this exhibition. The artist’s last exhibition at mumok was in 1981, when he was still alive. Some forty years later, it seems long overdue to present his oeuvre in a comprehensive, art-historical context. The collection exhibition, MISFITTING TOGETHER. Serial Formations of Pop Art, Minimal Art, and Conceptual Art faces the challenge not only of situating Warhol in the field of Pop Art but also of painting a more nuanced picture of the times by including works of Minimal and Conceptual Art—both collection emphases of Peter and Irene Ludwig.
Curated by Marianne Dobner and Naoko Kaltschmidt