Contemporary art & cinema enthusiasts can watch three of Andy Warhol’s best-known experimental movies at Galateca, contemporary art gallery in Bucharest. On December 11, 13 and 14, the gallery organizes a retrospective of the pop artist’s cinema works, in partnership with the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. The project is part of the Bucharest Experimental Film Festival BIEFF’s fifth edition and is included in British artist Simon Henwood’s exhibition – Henwood Library Archive. The screenings at Galateca start on December 11 with Sleep, the first movies of this kind made by Warhol in 1963, followed on December 13 by Empire and December 14 by Kiss, two of the most important productions of the kind, both made in ’64. All three of them are screened in premiere in Romania.
Andy Warhol made cutting edge movies and unveiled his fascination for the cult of celebrity. In the mid ’60s, Andy Warhol suddenly gives up painting and starts to venture in the multimedia arts, dedicating his next 10 years to experimental movies. Seen by many as the creator of the “anti-movies” style, the pop artist produced almost 500 short films during 1964 and 1966. His films had a direct influence over today’ generations of film makers and are accredited by theoreticians and film critics as having a decisive importance in the development of cinema in the past 50 years.
The program at the Andy Warhol retrospective:
Sleep 1963 – December 11, screenings start at 17:00
Empire 1964 – December 13, screenings start at 15:00
Kiss 1964 – December 14, screenings start at 17:00
Watch the theatrical trailer of Sleep (1963):
Watch the trailer of Empire (1964):