THE TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (TIFF) IS DEDICATED TO TRANSFORMING THE WAY PEOPLE SEE THE WORLD THROUGH FILM. This is a mission that continues long after the world-renowned festival concludes in September. TIFF Bell Lightbox —TIFF’s headquarters — is a learning and entertainment facility featuring five cinemas, a three-storey public atrium, two galleries, three learning studios and more.
Throughout the year the galleries host exhibitions related to film and art history, most recently featuring Stanley Kubrick. This year TIFF is proud to announce its brand new exhibit — Andy Warhol: Stars of the Silver Screen.
From October 30, 2015 to January 24, 2016, visitors can explore Warhol’s fascination with fame and stardom through his personal collection of Hollywood artifacts and memorabilia, as well as early artworks, film and video works, and photographs from The Andy Warhol Museum.
“As a major cultural centre, we are thrilled to work with The Andy Warhol Museum to present these unique and fascinating art- and moving-image works by one of the world’s most influential contemporary artists, together with artifacts from his own collection,” said Piers Handling, Director & CEO of TIFF. “It has been nearly 30 years since Andy Warhol’s death, yet his profound influence on the way we interact with and think about celebrity culture is still prevalent, and we are very excited to explore that motif in his work in this upcoming exhibition.”
The exhibition will include archival materials such as Warhol’s childhood scrapbook; his meticulously collected photographs of screen icons Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, Greta Garbo and Kim Novak, among others; some of his earliest Pop drawings, prints, Polaroids and silkscreens of celebrities such as Jane Fonda, Farrah Fawcett, Liza Minnelli, Grace Jones, and Arnold Schwarzenegger; as well as film and video works.
The exhibition will be accompanied by film programmes, special guests, contemporary artworks staged throughout TIFF Bell Lightbox, and a Screen Test Machine (with a re-fitted Bolex camera like the one Warhol used to shoot his films) that will allow visitors to film themselves.
Find out more at tiff.net/warhol