Art Madrid'24 – The exhibition \'All Yesterday\'s Parties. Andy Warhol, music and vinyls (1949/1987)\' depicts the role threat the work of Andy Warhol played in music.

 

 

Even though album cover design has long been considered a secondary form of art, in Andy Warhol's case his relationship with rock bands, with their sound and way of life, were primary aspects in the development of his work in particular and pop art in general.

 

Curated by F. Javier Panera, the exhibition 'All Yesterday's Parties. Andy Warhol, music and vinyls (1949/1987)' traces a genealogy of the relationships between art and popular culture in the second half of the 20th century through more than 200 items, including album covers, books, magazines, posters, photographs, prints, drawings, films, video/installations, song videos and several objects and documents related to the artistic universe of Warhol for more than four decades.


 

 

 

Between 1949 and 1987, Warhol signed more than 60 covers of records of -among others- The Velvet Underground, John Lennon, Aretha Franklin or Debbie Harry. But he also used music as a thematic axis of his work, contributing an iconography, muses (his portraits of popover and rock stars like Mick Jagger, Diana Ross or Debbie Harry are memmorable) and concepts (like serial printing and the appropriation John Cage did for his works).

 

Andy Warhol directed and produced videos for bands like The Cars or Curiosity Killed The Cat, and even shot a program for MTV. All these works can be now enjoyed at the Room 3 of the Contemporay Art Museum of Castilla y León.

 

 

        

 

 

Andy Warhol is part of the first generation of artists whoeducated themselves from their youth on by listening to pop and rock music, and, through his work, ' one could write a history of the musical tastes of the United States from post/war to the last years of the 80s, from classical music to opera and ballet, and through jazz, minimalism, experimental music, rock, pop, soul, disco music, punk or the new wave'.

 

 

 

Estel Boada. Courtesy of the artist.

INTERCESSIONS. PERFORMANCE CYCLE X TARA FOR WOMEN



Art Madrid celebrates its 19th edition from March 6 to 10, 2024 at the Galería de Cristal of the Palacio de Cibeles. During the Art Week, Art Madrid becomes an exhibition platform for national and international galleries and artists. With the intention of creating a space of expression for emerging artists, our fair has joined forces with the Tara For Women Foundation, which, in its mission to empower and strengthen talented women, becomes a collaborator of Art Madrid's renewed Parallel Program with the Performance Cycle: Intercessions X Tara For Women.

PERFORMANCE STAND, BY ME. ESTEL BOADA


Saturday - March 8 - 19:00h. Galería de Cristal of the Palacio de Cibeles.



They say that in order to succeed, a stand has to be well located, innovative, tidy, have a good, clean and clear image, we can't let it go unnoticed, it has to stand out from the competition, generate curiosity and space for personal interaction. Well, after 19 years, the perfect stand has arrived, he doesn't know it yet, but it has been an exclusive creation to stand out at the fair.

Performance of Pfff Historia d'una Fitball. Documentation. 2023.

His name is Stanley, he is 19 years old and he is... human.

Stand, by Me is a performance that wants to address the responsibility and the position of an art fair stand in an ironic and burlesque way.

"Stanley", our main character, created to live and die at the fair, doesn't know what the outside is, but he knows all about the strengths and weaknesses of this mobile architecture.

Unlike his family made of plasterboard, wood, glass and PVC, Stanley is human matter and therefore feels different from the rest. He tries to be like the rest of the stands: smooth, straight, monotonous, silent... But it is impossible, he has to understand that his strength is his uniqueness.

Through a corporal and vocal exploration, she finds the way to express herself and communicate with others, generating curiosity, empathy and humor.

Stand, By Me. Documentation. 2024.



ABOUT THE ARTIST

ESTEL BOADA. Mataró, Barcelona, 1991

Estel Boada is a multifaceted artist who addresses past, present and future issues in an ironic and burlesque way. Trained in Fine Arts, her work includes design, drawing, performance, among others... After studying Fine Arts, she is interested in design, drawing, performance, space, collectivity and voice. Playing with humor, absurdity and trash, Estel always ends up talking in a burlesque way about her life as a frustrated diva. Her performances include "Kslkkda" (Virreina and Can Balaguer), "Vital el Musical" (Antic Teatre + NyamNyam), "Esperit de Clor" at MAC (Mataró), "El Hechizo" (Residencia #Ey!MAD), "De Kathedraal: historia de la construcción" (Nau Estruch) and "PERTÚ (la ofrenda)", awarded by BCN Producció-La Capella, among others. His performance "Stand, by Me" ironizes the responsibility and position of an art fair stand by personifying "Stanley", a human being in a context designed for material structures. The work highlights uniqueness versus uniformity in the art world.