Transmitting Warhol – Tate Liverpool
If you’re suffering from the January Blues, why not treat yourself to a weekend away to discover the man who transformed the modern art world and catch Transmitting Andy Warhol at Tate Liverpool. Bold, bright and quintessentially Pop Art, it is guaranteed to inject colour back into your life.
I loved the exhibition for a number of reasons. The diversity of the 100 artworks shows Warhol’s full range, with everything from his most iconic screen prints to film clips, TV commercials, album covers and graphic illustrations for Harpers Magazine and Vogue. One of the most influential, controversial and notorious artists of the twentieth century, it also shows you how ahead of his time he really was. Plus you can see how he still continues to influence trends today in fashion, media and the arts.
The exhibition is called Transmitting Andy Warhol because it explores how he attacked the mass media of his time to make his artwork accessible to all, one of his fundamental beliefs. His use of publishing, film, music and broadcasting redefined access to culture and art.
If you’re free on the first Saturday of February, Warhol’s fusion of art and music will be celebrated in a one-off opportunity to view the exhibition after gallery hours, with an evening of live performances in celebration of Transmitting Andy Warhol.
But whenever you go, the exhibition is bound to lift the late winter gloom. And with more galleries and national museums than anywhere else outside of the capital, there will be plenty for you to make a weekend in Liverpool a whirlwind of cultural exploration. And with trains from London Euston taking you there in around 150 minutes, it makes the perfect easy winter get away.
What: Transmitting Andy Warhol
Where: Tate Liverpool
When: until 8 February
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