“Andy Warhol: Dark Star” at Museo Jumex, organized in collaboration with guest curator Douglas Fogle, is the first of its kind to come to a museum in Mexico. Refusing to call itself a retrospective, the show exhibits the artist’s work in an innovative manner, emphasizing “the utopian promises as well as the dark side of post-war media and consumer culture.”
Visitors witness the evolution of Warhol’s practice through the shifts in his way of thinking about and creating art. “Dark Star” takes over the entire museum, and is a true journey into Warhol’s practice at large with over 150 works, including paintings, silk-screens, film, drawings, and more. In one of the basement rooms, his famed Factory is recreated in a whimsical installation, Silver Clouds (1966).
Warhol’s approach to American pop culture resonates in a new way within the Mexican museum, in light of the the country’s relationship with the U.S. today.