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PHotoEspaña 2012

From the Factory to the World: The Photography and Community of Andy Warhol

An album of the Factory family

The Fernán Gómez Theater Art Center hosts this exhibition made up of around 100 photographs of the artists who passed through the Factory, such as Richard Avedon, Cecil Beaton, Billy Name, Stephen Shore and Andy Warhol himself. It's an intimate perspective with the spirit of a family album of a group of artists who were particularly important to 20th century art.

The exhibition examines the decisive role played by photography in documenting and creating the extravagant Bohemian culture of the Factory. It features pictures taken by artists tied to this studio, spanning a wide variety of techniques and genres.

Active since 1962, the Factory was not only a workplace, but a hub for social and cultural interaction between Warhol and his many friends, artists and spectators. There, a number of artists created a microcosm that serves as an example of a relational approach to art.

This exhibition is part of the XV international photography and visual arts festival PHotoEspaña. The program for this year's event, which will take place from June 6 to July 22, features activities at 68 venues including museums, galleries, art centers and exhibition halls, with 280 participating artists from 44 different countries.



Commissioner: Catherine Zuromskis

Original title: De la Factory al mundo. Fotografía y la comunidad de Warhol

Un álbum familiar de la comunidad vinculada a la Factory

  • Starting: 06/06/2012
  • Ending: 22/07/2012
  • Where: Fernán Gómez Centro Cultural de la Villa
  • Closed / No performance on: Monday
  • Times: 11 am to 1:30 pm and 5 pm to 7 pm. Closed on Monday.
  • Price: Entrada gratuita
  • Bus: 5, 14, 27, 45, 21, 53, 150, 1, 9, 19, 51 y 74
  • Metro: Colón (L4)