In the new exhibition ‘Democracy’ by Museum of the Mind, the high-profile fashion designer and curator Duran Lantink is inspired by the American artist Andy Warhol. Works by, among others, Bea Otte, Theater Lebelle and Victor Crepsley are on display. Outsiderwear’s vision comes to life during this exhibition, where outsiders and insiders merge their talents. In the world created by Lantink, artist and visitor merge by both making a contribution to the exhibition.
The decor is a creative interpretation of Warhol’s studio. In this frenzied entourage in New York, Warhol received both superstars and eccentric outsiders in the 1960s. By surrounding himself with stars and influential people, his fame grew. Lantink also uses his celebrity and revives ‘The Factory’ by Warhol with new superstars.
When you enter the creative breeding ground, LeBelle dancers dressed by the fashion designer welcome you on two large screens. The interactive installation by dance group LeBelle is one of the highlights in the exhibition. Lantink made the ‘Stardom film’ together with them. Another striking work is the hoarder installation. After Andy Warhol’s death in 1987, it was revealed that he had a propensity for hoarding, a compulsive way of collecting. Hoarders can also collect in an organized manner, as the art installation wrapped in silver foil shows.
Democracy, until June 6th, 2022, Museum of the Spirit, Amstel 51, Amsterdam