Working Out with Warhol. . .Sort of: Negotiating the Swish and the Clone on Andy Warhol’s T.V.

In conjunction with the exhibition Mostly New: Selections from the NYU Art Collection
September 6–December 17, 2022

Dr. Kara Carmack, art historian and Exhibitions and Public Programs Officer, New York Studio School, will discuss Andy Warhol’s televised workouts as an interrogation of two post-Stonewall archetypes of the gay male body: the swish and the clone. Her talk focuses on Warhol working out and refusing to work out on public access television, and contextualizes his performance within the popularization of bodybuilding, the proliferation of the Nautilus machine, and the volatile gender performativity of gay male bodies in the years following Stonewall.

Co-sponsored by Costume Studies and Department of Art and Art Professions, NYU Steinhardt; Department of Art History, College of Arts & Science, NYU; and the NYU Center for the Humanities.

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Registration not required for in-person attendance. In-person attendance is limited to current NYU students, staff, and faculty who are compliant with NYU’s COVID-19 vaccination policy.  In-person @ Silver Center, NYU, Room 301 (enter at 32 Waverly Place)

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This lecture will have live captions and will be recorded. A video of the lecture with closed captions will be available on the Grey’s website after the event.


Sep 15 2022


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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NYU Silver Center
31 Washington Place, New York, NY
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