Alex Da Corte
50 Wigs
HEART Museum of Contemporary Art
September 3, 2016–March 26, 2017

Bitten og, Aage Damgaards Plads 2,
7400 Herning, Denmark

Bright psychedelic colours, glossy plastic, mirrors, and Perspex entice the viewer into a compelling and imaginative universe in HEART’s new exhibition opening shortly. Da Corte’s installations seek to provide a total experience activating all senses. Da Corte makes use of ordinary everyday objects from shampoo to washing-up brushes in his works with reference to our consumer culture. In the exhibition, everyday objects are transformed into art and Alex Da Corte transforms Warhol’s personal possessions into objets d’art and does a personal take on Warhol’s oeuvre through his belongings.

The exhibition leads the viewer through four galleries, each thematising different narratives and settings from Andy Warhol’s life through the objects that fascinated Warhol. The objects, including 50 of his wigs, are borrowed from the Warhol Museum, owner of the artist’s estate. The objects do not seek to relate specific details about Warhol as a person and artist; instead they take on new meanings in Da Corte’s works.

The 35-year-old Alex Da Corte has already been described as the modern heir to pop art and he is considered one of the greatest upcoming stars in the USA. The exhibition, Da Corte’s first solo exhibition at a European museum, has every indication of being a unique encounter between the up-and-coming young artist Alex Da Corte and the legendary Andy Warhol.