The Wexner Center’s Sherri Geldin Talks About Andy Warhol

Sherri Geldin(Photo: The Wexner Center)
Sherri Geldin(Photo: The Wexner Center)

ANDY WARHOL: OTHER VOICES OTHER ROOMS is at the Wexner Center for the Arts through February 15, 2009. This sensory-overload exhibition contains 19 full-length films, 42 half-hour television segments, a huge collection of factory diaries and documentary videos, paintings, objects, drawings, photographs, books, letters, etc.


Wexner Center Executive Director Sherri Geldin talks about this exhibition, which she first saw in The Netherlands.

Highlights From This Interview:

(After seeing the same exhibition in The Netherlands): “Within one afternoon, I had decided I wanted to move Heaven and Earth to try and bring it to the Wexner Center, not only because I have a strong interest in Warhol’s work and life and legacy, but because the Wexner Center itself is a multi-disciplinary arts institution, which features and produces and presents works in all of these different media.”

“Andy loved the idea that one could draw art from virtually anything him, whether it was soup can, a tabloid newspaper photograph or article, a picture he would cut out of a celebrity from a fanzine. For him, everything was equal. There were no hierarchies.”

“I think what Andy did was to recognize that much as Robert Rauschenberg talked about dwelling in the place between art and life, Andy made his entire life’s work that sort of strange boundary/territory between his own life and what others considered as high art, low art, you name it.”

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