Factory 2.0 Revealed: When Andy Warhol Met 3D Printing
June 11, 2013. On the evening of June 10th, Belgian-based Additive Manufacturing (also known as 3D Printing) pioneer Materialise sponsored a ground-breaking event at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, PA.
Marking one of the first times that works by Andy Warhol have been reinterpreted by 3D Printing technologies, the event, (organized to celebrate the opening of the RAPID 2013 Additive Manufacturing Conference & Expo), featured both “Factory 2.0”, a series of Warhol-inspired installations spread about the museum, as well as the five finalists of the “i.materialise Andy Warhol Contest”. The event was a resounding success with hundreds of awestruck visitors seeing firsthand how 3D Printing is changing the way that art is conceived and made.
Curated by Murray Moss, Creative Director of Moss Bureau New York, Factory 2.0 showcased two huge, 3D Printed interpretations of Warhol‟s Fright Wigs. Enthusiastic guests lined up to stand beneath them and have their Polaroids taken. In another area of the museum, a second impressive installation, this time by renowned British milliner Stephen Jones and entitled the “Four Continents”, provided a reinterpretation of Warhol‟s piece “Eight Elvises”. For further details about Factory 2.0, its inspiration and installations, please visit: http://www.materialise.com/press/factory_2_0
Organized by Materialise's on-line 3D Printing service i.materialise, the i.materialise Andy Warhol Contest challenged designers and artists worldwide to submit 3D printable designs inspired by the pop art movement. Also on display were the works of the five finalists, chosen for their inventiveness and originality. The winner was announced by i.materialise just after the event, on June 11th.
For more on the details on the event and the Andy Warhol Contest winners, click here.