Andy Warhol After Pop

Mar 1–Mar 2, 2019

The New School: The Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street

Andy Warhol’s activities after 1968 have long been understood as less influential and less innovative than his work in the early 1960s. However, his wide-ranging production in the ‘70s and ‘80s reveals a period of great experimentation, in which the artist further explored the possibilities of painterly abstraction, media technologies, studio practices, mass cultural forms and phenomena, and underground subcultures. 

Now over thirty years since Warhol's death, his late artistic practice can be understood as far more diverse and multivalent than it appeared when he was alive. Yet, the work from this era has received less critical attention than that of the 1960s, and much of it remains little known. This symposium brings together scholars, curators, and artists to reassess Warhol’s activities in the period from 1968 until his death in 1987 in light of the exhibition Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again.

This event is co-organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at The New School.

This event is free but registration is required. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This program will be live streamed on YouTube.


Day One
Friday, March 1, 2019
1–6:00 pm

Opening Remarks
1 pm

Session 1: Modes of Abstraction
1:30 pm

Benjamin Buchloh, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art, Harvard University

Courtney J. Martin, Deputy Director and Chief Curator, Dia Art Foundation

Adam Pendleton, Artist

R.H. Quaytman, Artist

Moderated by Donna De Salvo, Deputy Director for International Initiatives and Senior Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art 

3:30 pm

Session 2: Recording Everyday

4 pm

Richard Meyer, Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor in Art History, Stanford University

Ken Okiishi, Artist 

Neil Printz, Editor, Catalogue Raisonné at The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

Melissa Ragona, Associate Professor of Visual Culture and Critical Theory, Carnegie Mellon University

Moderated by Alex Kitnick, Brant Family Fellow in Contemporary Arts at Bard College

Day Two
Saturday, March 2, 2019
10 am–2:30 pm

Session 3: Collaborations
10 am 

Jonathan Flatley, Professor of English, Wayne State University

Ricardo Montez, Assistant Professor of Performance Studies, The New School

Lucy Mulroney, Associate Director of Collections, Research, and Education at Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library                    

Moderated by Soyoung Yoon, Assistant Professor and Program Director of Art History & Visual Studies, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, The New School

12 pm

Session 4: Perpetual Warhol

12:30 pm

Jessica Beck, Milton Fine Curator of Art, The Andy Warhol Museum

Robert Buck, Artist

Peggy Phelan, Ann O’Day Maples Chair in the Arts Professor of Theater & Performance Studies and English, Stanford University

Moderated by David Breslin, DeMartini Family Curator and Director of the Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art

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