Yet Andy Warhol: Other Voices, Other Rooms at Columbus’ Wexner Center for the Arts surprised me. It not only makes Warhol fresh again, but also in some ways is far more exciting than the more prim-and-proper 2002 show, even though it has less of his classic artwork
It’s especially interesting to fans of Pop music — Other Voices, Other Rooms sometimes seems like a multimedia version of Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side,” the 1972 hit about the unusual denizens of Warhol’s 1960s demimonde.
That success is the result of the show’s fantastic installation, inspired by Warhol’s own multimedia events like the Exploding Plastic Inevitable traveling happening of the early 1960s. A Berlin firm, chezweitz & roseapple, designed the Wexner layout as it did the show’s two European venues, Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum and Stockholm’s Moderna Museet.
Read Steven Rosen's The Big Picture column here for more on the show.