The exhibition series “Links to the World” introduces video works by internationally renowned artists. The sixth exhibition focuses on the American artists Andy Warhol (1928–1987) and Willard Maas (1906–1971).
The work “Andy Warhol’s Silver Flotations” by Willard Maas offers a photo documentation of “Silver Flotations” (also known as “Silver Clouds”), which is one of Warhol’s best-known installations. Warhol wanted to reconsider the rules of art and to turn it into something that wasn’t observed from a distance but experienced from the inside.
“Andy Warhol’s Silver Flotations” was presented in the Leo Castelli Gallery in New York in 1966. The video is in dialogue with the exhibition “Untamed”, which is currently on display at the Tartu Art Museum. It assembles artists and works from the most anarchic period in the history of art of the once again independent Estonia. During this time, the old rules no longer applied and new ones did not yet exist. Although Warhol’s installation and Maas’s video, which were made more than five decades ago, are part of the treasury of the international art world and the untamed artists of the 1990s have become classics of Estonian art, questions about the nature and rules of art are still relevant today.
The length of the video is four minutes.
Curator: Kristlyn Liier
Graphic designer: Tuuli Aule
Exhibition team: Richard Adang, Indrek Grigor, Joanna Hoffmann, Katrin Lõoke, Anti Saar and Peeter Talvistu
Thanks: Karl McCool and Electronic Arts Intermix
The exhibition is supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia.