Inesa Brašiškė on Andy Warhol and Jonas Mekas
Join Mishkin Gallery and art historian Inesa Brašiškė for a closing event for “Warhol, People and Things: 1972–2022”, an exhibition featuring work from the Baruch College art collection currently on view at Casa São Roque in Porto, Portugal.
Brašiškė will discuss the vibrant collaborations between Andy Warhol and Jonas Mekas, share documentation related to Warhol’s screen tests of Mekas, and consider Mekas’s “Scenes of the Life Of Andy Warhol” (1982) which is currently on view in Portugal as part of the exhibition.
Inesa Brašiškė is an art historian and curator based in Vilnius, Lithuania. She holds an MA in Modern and Contemporary Art: Critical and Curatorial Studies (MODA) from Columbia University. Her research interests span postwar European and American art and avant-garde film. She recently coedited Jonas Mekas: The Camera Was Always Running, published by Yale University Press (2022), and co-curated Jonas Mekas and the New York Avant-Garde, which opened at the National Gallery of Art in Vilnius in November 2021. Currently she is completing extensive research on André Cadere (Romanian, 1934–1978) and preparing the first monograph on the artist. Brašiškė has taught at the Vilnius Academy of Arts; organized symposiums, including “The Post-Socialist Object: Contemporary Art in China and Eastern Europe” (Columbia University, 2017) and “Jonas Mekas Expanded” (National Gallery of Art, Vilnius, February 2022); and initiated the lecture series Thinking Contemporary Art (www.thinkingcontemporaryart.lt). She regularly contributes to academic publications, catalogues, and journals. In her role as curator, she has organized exhibitions and film programs based on the work of Babette Mangolte, Sharon Lockhart, Jonas Mekas, and Marie Menken among others.Buy tickets/get more info now