NYUAD Art Gallery presents The Art History Time Machine: THE FACTORY

NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery announced its first Art History Time Machine party where visitors get to "reimagine historical art communities around the world, and reflect on the future of our own developing art communities in Abu Dhabi".

The launch event on Tuesday, 2nd February will recreate Andy Warhol’s famous studio "The Factory", a one-night event which will embody the artistic spirit of 1970s New York.

Guests will travel through time at the NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery into a reimagined version of the world where Warhol produced his iconic artworks.

Nights at The Factory hosted a vibrant community of artists, musicians, actors, and free thinkers whom Warhol called “Superstars” – including stars Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Madonna, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Truman Capote. 

Visitors will have the chance to imagine their own Abu Dhabi version of an art world scene, to create their own “Superstar” character and have their Warhol-inspired Screen Tests taken.

Imagining the Factory in the Gallery (photo: Alaa Edris)

I love the sound of this and can't wait to see it for myself. According to Maya Allison, founding Director of the Art Gallery at New York University Abu Dhabi, and Chief Curator at NYU Abu Dhabi, "The gallery’s public programme aims to bring the university into dialogue with local communities with engaging events that celebrate iconic moments of creativity and cultural development."

The Art History Time Machine: THE FACTORY will take place on Tuesday, 2nd February at NYUAD's Art Gallery. New York style hot dogs, pizza, popcorn, and bananas will be on offer, while Jonny Farrow, an artist and instructor at NYU Abu Dhabi, will provide a time-travelling soundtrack to the party.

RSVP here. Directions to get to NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery can be found here.