Uroš Đurić, multimedia artist, has presented the life and work of the beginner of pop art, Andy Warhol in his own way, with a lot of lesser known details, which we will not find on the Internet or in books, in the crowded Foreign Art Collection Gallery of the Museum of the City of Novi Sad (Dunavska Street no. 29). Due to great interest, two more professional guidance through the ‘Andy Warhol’ exhibition have been scheduled for 24 June at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Entrance is free.
The professional guidance through the ‘Andy Warhol’ exhibition is implemented within the ‘Fortress of Peace’ programme platform of the ‘Novi Sad – European Capital of Culture’. The exhibition will be opened until 25 June.
Uroš intrigued the audience, and after the comments that followed the lecture, he caught their attention with the details of Warhol’s life, the emigration of his parents from Slovakia to America, their adaptation to New York, the general social situation at that time, discrimination, poverty, and his cooperation and relationships with many world names, such as Lou Reed.
In accordance with Warhol’s way of life and ideas, Uroš’s interpretation was non-standard and approached Warhol as an ordinary, yet genius man, which, as Uroš himself said during the lecture ‘was sent by God’.
‘It is a man who did not make difference between Mao Tse Tung and Campbell’s Soup Can. He came from pure peace to make films, bought the camera, and started filming them’, said Uroš. He added the story about Warhol’s revolution in art and said that Warhol is among the first figures that broke up with the line between elitist and popular culture, that is, high and folk art.
‘His popularity is reflected in the fact that we are changing very slowly as a society. Many aspects of the social situation are the same as in his time. It is possible, of course that some new Warhol will happen to us again. We have also seen in history that society can disappear and re-develop, as well as culture and art, but it takes a lot of time’, said Đurić.
Reactions to the lecture were various, from laughter, to surprise, but the audience did not remain indifferent, and the heat and crowd did not prevent them from staying.
For that reason, the citizens of Novi Sad will have a chance to ‘go through’ Warhol’s life once again in the Foreign Art Collection Gallery (Dunavska Street no. 29) on 24 June at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. The exhibition consists of 40 Warhol’s most famous works.
The ‘Fortress of Peace’ is the fourth programme platform of the ‘Novi Sad – European Capital of Culture’ project that promotes Novi Sad as a symbol of peace, communion and tolerance, and includes more than 20 events – concerts, exhibitions, film projections and theatre plays with messages of peace.
You can find full programme on the following link and on social media of the ‘Novi Sad 2021 – European Capital of Culture’ project.