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As this scenery reminded me so much of Warhol’s now world famous statement, a little look into its own history.

Actually the expression “15 minutes of fame” is a paraphrase of a statement by Warhol in 1968:

“In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.”

Warhol’s photo exhibition, Stockholm, 1968: Kaplan, Justin (ed.), Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations, 16th Edition, 1992 (Little, Brown & Co.), p 758:17.

1979 Warhol renewed his assertion:

“… My prediction from the sixties finally came true:. In the future everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes”

Warhol’s photo exhibition, Stockholm, 1968: Kaplan, Justin (ed.), Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations, 16th Edition, 1992 (Little, Brown & Co.), p 758:17.

Tired of people asking again for this statement Warhol began to vary the statement in interviews:

“In the future 15 people will be famous”

Looking For Fame In All the Wrong Places, by Candace Murphy, published in the Chicago Tribune on 25 August 2006.

Since 1995 influental filmmakers like David Lynch, Jean-Luc Godard, Agnes Varda and Apichatpong Weerasethakul have been invited to create a trailer for the ‘Vienna International Film Festival’, a so-called ‘Little film’. This year’s trailer was directed by Shirin Neshat, an Iranian-American artist well known for her installations and photography. The film features Natalie Portman and is about her futile attempt to chase a shadow.

 

ILLUSIONS & MIRRORS
Shirin Neshat
USA / A 2013, 2 minutes
DCP/35mm/1: 1.33 / sw

Camera: Darius Khondji
Cut: Nariman Hamed
Music and sound: Johnny Azari
Production: Shirin Neshat

This year the ‘Viennale’ takes place from 26 October 2013 to 6 November 2013. If you want to learn more about the Viennale and its programme (Retrospective on Jerry Lewis etc.) check out the festival’s hompepage: Viennale 2013.

NakedMenParis

The very successful ‘Naked Men’ exhibition by the Vienna Leopold Museum moved on to the Musée d’Orsay Paris. With different objects, but the same focus on the image of the naked man in art. Like the Vienna exhibition it covers the time period from 1800 to the present and shows objects from the fields of painting, sculpture, graphics and photography. From the Leopold Collection Vienna works by Egon Schiele, Richard Gerstl, Koloman Moser and Anton Kolig were sent to Paris.

Masculine / Masculine. The Nude Man in Art from 1800 to the Present Day
24 September 2013 – 2 January 2014

Musée d’Orsay
1, rue de la Légion d’Honneur
75007 Paris