Felipe Castelblanco is a multidisciplinary artist working at the intersection of interactivity, installation and New Media art. He is also an Artist/Educator at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh since 2010. Felipe holds an MFA in Media Arts from Carnegie Mellon University and attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2012. He has led workshops and classes in the U.S. and South America exploring Warhol’s work, life and legacy. Felipe’s artwork has been shown internationally, including at the FAD festival in Belo Horizonte Brazil, FIVAC festival in Camaguey Cuba, Valenzuela Klenner Gallery in Bogotá Colombia, SPACES gallery in Cleveland, OH, as well as in storefronts and on street corners across Pittsburgh. His work can be seen at: felipecastelblanco.com
Warhol's Legacy in Contemporary Art:
Week 1: How was Warhol a game-changer in contemporary art?
This week we will look at different artworks by Andy Warhol and establish direct connections to the contemporary art scene today. In this session, New York based artists will talk about their first memories of Warhol’s work and his ongoing influence in the art world.
Week 2: Warhol’s Legacy in Film and Video
We will discuss Warhol’s contributions to film and video and his active exploration of the moving image from his epic films to his personal film portraits he called “Screen Tests.” We will compare and contrast the formal qualities (light, movement, focus, etc.) that differ in each screen test as well as analyze the contemporary collaboration 13 Most Beautiful: Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests performed by Luna veterans Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips who were commissioned by the Warhol Museum to provide a soundtrack for the film.
Week 3: The Art of Business / The Business of Art (Warhol as Entrepreneur)
Using excerpts from the Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B and Back Again) we will analyze how Warhol’s entrepreneurial mind pushed the envelope regarding the business of art and studio practice beginning with his early career as a successful commercial artist and illustrator during the 1950’s.
Week 4: The King of Pop’s Influence on Popular Culture
This week we will collectively identify the main characteristics of the “Warholian” era. Are there aspects of Warhol’s legacy evident in popular culture today? From music and fashion to journalism and television, what do we consider “Warholian” today?
Week 5: Warhol’s Pop Politics and Philosophies
This week we will look at some of Warhol’s contributions to gender studies and queer activism. Also, we will explore his approach to popular media and support of a younger generation of artists, including Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring.
Week 6: Curating a Warholian World / Curating Life
In this final week we will focus on interpreting and collecting current references from art and popular culture that exemplify our time in the “Post Warholian” era. In this session you will curate and contextualize your own version of Warhol’s legacy in contemporary culture, while mastering your interpretative skills.
- Watch the PowerPoint Presentation on Andy Warhol’s Biography here: http://www.warhol.org/education/resourceslessons/featured/