So, what? Andy Warhol Three Times Out seminar

  • Talks & Art Courses

Friday 19 January 2024
10.30am - 3.30pm


Join us for this day long seminar exploring themes arising from the Andy Warhol Three Times Out exhibition.

We are delighted to present this day long seminar exploring fascinating themes arising from the artistic practice, life and contemporary legacy of Andy Warhol with contributors: critic James Merrigan, author Alice Sherwood, critic and curator Dieter Buchhart, curator Padraic E Moore, Hugh Lane Gallery director Barbara Dawson and writer and curator Charlie Porter.

Chaired by curator and writer Declan McGonagle. 

Free, come on the day subject to availability. 

  • Schedule


    Declan McGonagle, Chair.

    10.35– 11.00am
    Barbara Dawson: Repetition and Production: Warhol, Beard and Bacon

    Alice Sherwood:
    From Artist’s Hand to Artist’s Brand: Andy Warhol and the Reinvention of Authenticity

    Andy Warhol once said ‘Gerard Malanga did a lot of my paintings.’ This talk explores how a Warhol can be a Warhol, even if Andy never touched it.


    Padraic E Moore: Editions of You: The mass produced fetish
    Andy Warhol’s ability to create stylistically innovative images that flow perpetually through the conduits of mass culture was integral to his expansionist strategy of seeking out and creating new markets. Pádraic E. Moore’s paper examines how Warhol’s opus is essentially a cultural phenomenon in which traditional distinctions between unique and mass-produced objects are obfuscated.



    Q+A, discussion


    12.20 – 1.20pm


    Dieter Buchhart: Basquiat / Warhol. Crossing Lines


    James Merrigan: Work, Warhol, Work!

    James Merrigan will present on the activity and idea of “work” in the work of Andy Warhol. Beyond Warhol, his objective is to critically question the relationship between work, the artwork, and the artist. And how this ménage à trois of work, artwork and artist plays out in culture, in what Jean Baudrillard calls the opposition between seduction and cultural production



    Charlie Porter: Warhol Seen, Warhol Unseen: the hyper visibility of the artist, yet the rarity in seeing the work.

    The starting point for this is both the rarity of seeing work by Warhol in Ireland, and then also what happened in London three years ago – a Warhol show that nobody saw.

    Q & A, discussion




  • Biographies

    Dr. Dieter Buchhart is a curator, art historian, and art theorist. As a curator, he has curated major exhibitions on Edvard Munch, Egon Schiele, Oskar Kokoschka, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, and Alexander Calder, in numerous internationally renowned museums such as the Guggenheim Bilbao; the Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris; the Musée d’Art moderne de Paris; the Albertina, Vienna; the Art Gallery of Ontario; and the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco. He holds two doctorates in art history and restoration science. From 2007 to 2009, Dieter Buchhart was director of the Kunsthalle Krems near Vienna. Since 1999, he has written many art critics and monographs and has conducted interviews for Kunstforum International and other art magazines. He has contributed many catalog essays, magazine articles, and lectures as an art theorist. His main research foci range from art around 1900 and Expressionism to art from the 1980s to contemporary art. Moreover, he is a leading expert on the fundamental research on Jean-Michel Basquiat’s artworks.


    Barbara Dawson is Director of the Hugh Lane Gallery. Under her directorship HLG has come to the fore as a leading Irish cultural institution committed to  enhancing its collections, creating diverse and challenging exhibitions  and to building on its dynamic and inclusive learning programmes.  She secured the donation of Francis Bacon’s Studio and Archive and, as project manager, oversaw its successful relocation from London to Hugh Lane Gallery. She is co-curator, with Michael Dempsey, of Andy Warhol Three Times Out  and has curated several exhibitions as well as contributing texts on modern and contemporary art.



    Declan McGonagle is a curator and writer focusing on relations between art/artists, institutional practice and public value. Formerly he was the curator of the Orchard Gallery [Derry], the ICA Exhibitions Programme [London], Director of the Irish Museum of Modern Art and the Civil Arts Inquiry in Dublin and also directed Interface – a research centre in University of Ulster, Belfast dealing with art, design and contested space and NCAD [Dublin]. He has served as Irish Commissioner for the Venice and Sao Paulo Biennales and has curated independent exhibitions and public art projects in Ireland and the U.K. He was shortlisted for the Tate’s Turner Prize and has served on the Turner Prize Jury and other national and international awards panels. He is currently curator of Dublin Port’s Engagement programme as part of its Port/City Integration 2040 Strategy and was recently appointed to the Board of the Hugh Lane Gallery.


    James Merrigan emerged as both an artist and art critic during the 2008 financial crash amidst an efflorescent blog culture. He continues to write under the frequency and critically confessional definition of an art blog. He cut his critical teeth as an independent, with a DIY back catalogue of online and printed identities, including +billion-journal and Fugitive Papers. His current identity, Small Night Projects, is where he now edits, screen-prints and exhibits art and text projects for publication and exhibition in collaboration with other artists and editors. He teaches at Gorey School of Art, and lectures in Psychoanalysis and Art at Trinity College Dublin.


    Pádraic E. Moore is a writer, curator and art historian. Recent projects include Communal Enthusiasm; a major exhibition marking 75 years of the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht and I’ll Be Your Mirror, an event programme that accompanied this Warhol show at Hugh Lane.  In 2022 Moore became the inaugural mentor of Catalyst Commissions at De Appel, Amsterdam. From 2019 to 2021 he was guest curator at Garage Rotterdam and led several new commissions in this role. Moore is artistic director of Ormston House, Limerick.

    Charlie Porter is a writer and curator from London, whose most recent book is Bring No Clothes: Bloomsbury and the Philosophy of Fashion (Particular Books). His accompanying exhibition is Bring No Clothes: Bloomsbury and Fashion, at Charleston in Lewes until 3 March 2024. HIs previous exhibitions are Robert Mapplethorpe: Fashion, Clothes, People, Pictures at Xavier Hufkens, and Palimpsest at Lismore Castle Arts. His previous book is What Artists Wear (Penguin).


    Alice Sherwood is currently a Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the Policy Institute at King’s College London. Alice has undergraduate degrees in philosophy and in chemistry, an MBA, and an MA in literary criticism and narrative non-fiction. She has worked in business, investigative television documentary making, and education and multimedia production at the BBC. She is chair of the Rising Tide women’s network, and has served as a trustee of the Hay Festival Foundation and the London Library. She lives in London and Wales.  Authenticity is Alice’s first book. It won a Royal Society of Literature Giles St Aubyn Award for Non-Fiction in 2020.


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