Latent Emissions, Chakaia Booker
SNITE Museum of Art September 18–November 13, 2011
The Snite Museum of Art celebrated the November 2011 residency of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company at Notre Dame with an exhibition dedicated to the work of Andy Warhol. Warhol was an important figure in the generation of post-war visual artists who challenged the division of fine art and popular imagery by incorporating photographs, mass media, and commercial elements into work that came to be known as Pop Art. Warhol was one of several artists, including Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg, who further tested the traditional limits of genre through revolutionary collaborations with Merce Cunningham. Warhol & the Cameracelebrated the spirit of innovation that marks the work of both Cunningham and Warhol and offers a welcome opportunity to debut highlights of the Warhol Foundation's 2008 gift to the Snite Museum of 106 Polaroid and 49 gelatin silver print photographs.