THE ANDY WARHOL TEMPORARY MUSEUM
The Temporary Andy Warhol Museum is a cultural space within a commercial space in Lisbon. It was designed to host the exhibition ‘Andy Warhol – Icons | Psaier Artworks and the Factory’.
The museum recreates an environment that is both pop and industrial, through an unusual materiality resulting from the use of metal paint cans.
The interior was designed as an enclosed introspective space, entirely defined by continuous walls, benefiting from a transparent cover in plastic screen, allowing light to enter from the exterior and assuring the visual relationship between the two confronting spaces – museum and shopping mall.
Like the Andy Warhol’s artwork the museum reflects the consumer society, but in a literal way, through the raw aluminum sheet of cylindrical cans. Other strands, which were patent in the work of Andy Warhol, were also fundamental in the creation of the architectural space – the repetition (silkscreened) or the idea of sublimating everyday objects, regardless of their original form or function, and transform them into tangible icons of the collective imaginary.
Having received more than 100,000 visitors, the Temporary Andy Warhol Museum sought to contribute to the dissemination and promotion of art, free and accessible to all visitors.