Tempora, a society specialised in the conception and realisation of exhibitions of art and history, in association with the City of Liège and the non-profi t organisation Demeter presents an exhibition around the iconic fi gure of Andy Warhol, the master of Pop Art.
Warhol, The American Dream Factory looks back on the career of this most infl uential artist of the Twentieth Century and confronts it with the ups and downs of his time. Over three decades, the exhibition highlights the particular moments of interplay between the work of this exceptional artist and the evolution of American society, through a multidisciplinary approach. If it seeks to question a work that is still alive today, the exhibition is also a living portrait of this America whose soul he has captured like no other of his contemporaries. It also highlights the rich artistic legacy that Warhol left to his contemporaries and continues until today.
Strong points of this international exhibition:
+ Iconic works by Andy Warhol, one of the greatest artists of the second half of the 20th century.
+ A perspective of the artists who influenced him: Marcel Duchamp, Fernand Léger, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein… and those on whom he left his mark: Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst…
+ An exhibition in the form of a historical fresco that illustrates the struggles and changes of the American society of the
Sixties, Seventies and Eighties, which the Factory echoes.
+ A multidisciplinary approach emphasizing performances, poetry, music and experimental cinema.
+ Exceptional fi rst hand archival material.
A Fine Arts Museum and an International Exhibition Center
A magnificent architectural setting that was recently renovated by Rudy Ricciotti and the architectural firm p.HD., the La Boverie Museum offers both a programme of high calibre international exhibitions, and a new format for permanent collections from the city of Liège.
Much more than a museum
Nestled in a green oasis, La Boverie is also an enchanting setting. At a stone’s throw from the majestic Liège-Guillemins train station build by Santiago Calatrava, the park of La Boverie and its museum have quickly become one of the most popular sites in Liège. It is a place to walk around and hang about, between friends or with family…
The permanent collections
The permanent collections present the best of the fine art collections of the city of Liège. Through a chronological journey, from the sixteenth century to the present, the artistic creations from Liège and abroad are presented, supported by an educational device in four languages.
The collections open with ancient art, where Liège painting is honored, notably with Lambert Lombard, the painter and emblematic humanist of the Renaissance.
Throughout the visit, renowned artists are to be (re) discovered: Ingres, Monet, Magritte, Magnelli, Appel, Van Dongen, without forgetting our best artists Closson, de Witte, Evenepoel, Meunier, and Rops. They take the visitor on a journey leading up to contemporary art; a rendezvous with the modernity of art, discernable at all periods.
A highlight of the trip is devoted to works purchased during the sale of Lucerne (Switzerland) in 1939. Then regarded as art dégénéré (degenerate art), they are now part of the Belgian “treasures”: Picasso, Gauguin, Ensor, Laurencin, Marc, Kokoschka, Lieberman, Pascin, and Chagall.