Last month, the MATE Museo Mario Testino inaugurated their temporary exhibit of Andy Warhol Film Portraits in collaboration with the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This is the first time Andy Warhol’s films have been exhibited in Peru. We had the pleasure of stopping by to have a look at both the permanent collection of Mario Testino photography and the Andy Warhol exhibit. The permanent collection includes many photos by renowned Peruvian photographer Mario Testino including pictures of Madonna, Gisele Bündchen, and Princess Diana–to name a few.
The Andy Warhol: Film Portraits exhibit consists of a dark room with five screens showing famous film clips: Kiss (1964 – 1965), Mario Banana (1964), Lupe (1965), Face (1965) and a compilation of Screen Tests. Warhol regularly invited various personalities to his studio, also known as “The Factory”, and filmed them just being themselves, creating hundreds of short films.
Everyone loves an interactive museum, and it was fascinating to watch museum visitors create their own Screen Tests in a small room modeled after “The Factory”. A few Aracari team members even made their own as well! After choosing the background, black or silver, a camera recorded each visitor for three minutes. Afterwards, the silent slow-motion version of the film clip is emailed to the individual, and MATE’s favorites are shown online.
The Andy Warhol exhibit runs through March 15, 2015. You can read more about MATE Museo Mario Testino and past exhibits in MATE Opens Permanent Collection of Works by Mario Testino, Visiting the Mario Testino Association, and MATE Exhibit Legends in Light by George Hurrell. If you are interested in stopping by the MATE Museo Mario Testino, contact us for more information about the best places to view art in Lima.