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Warhol photos are among three exhibits taking place this summer.
Three works from three exhibits that will be at the University Art Museum this summer: from left: Alex Bradley Cohen’s “Self-Portrait Yellow Glasses;” Frances Stark’s “This Is Not Exactly a Cat Video: w/ David Bowie’s ‘Starman;’” and Andy Warhol’s “Unidentified Boy (Wavy Blond Hair).”
ALBANY, N.Y. (June 20, 2018) — The University Art Museum will host three shows this summer, all opening Friday, June 29, and running through Sept. 15.
“Younger than Today: Photographs of Children (and sometimes their mothers)” by Andy Warhol features more than 50 Polaroids and photographs related to childhood, sibling and maternal relationships. “Younger Than Today” is part of “Warhol x 5,” a collaborative project curated from the holdings of University at Albany Art Collections; The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College; the Neuberger Museum of Art at SUNY Purchase; the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz; and the Hessel Museum of Art at Bard College.
All five colleges borrowed works from each other’s collections in order to present thematic exhibitions that focus on a different facet of Warhol’s photographic and print output. The respective exhibitions will be on view simultaneously during the spring and summer 2018 semesters.
UAlbany’s portion of the exhibit includes Polaroids and photographs of young children and adolescents taken by Warhol between 1974 and 1985. Warhol captures the vulnerability, poignancy and the lack of artifice that belong distinctly to the zone of the child. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with essays by University Art Museum Curator Corinna Ripps Schaming and art historian Robert R. Shane.
“Mickey Mouse has grown up a Cow,” curated by Joe Mama-Nitzberg, presents videos by Kalup Linzy, Yoshie Sakai, Frances Stark and Abbey Williams. Seen in relationship to the work of Andy Warhol, especially his film practice, these videos address …