Pierre Huyghe

I SEE THE FACTORY AS A GARDEN, A KIND OF ORGANISM from which ideas grow. A field of connections and relations that functioned as a brain for Warhol. It’s obvious, in a way, that when you put people together you create friction. The Factory was a place where Duchamp could meet Mick Jagger. It was a platform that allowed and produced a kind of chaos of nonstop nonactivity. Before Warhol there was Fluxus, Kaprow, and Pollock, or even Yves Klein and Manzoni. But Warhol understood the relationship between raw activity and events differently. He understood how you put them in perspective through representation, through narrative. He took these artists’ attempts to destroy representation and incorporated them into his own representation.

In a certain way the Factory was a place where Warhol could embody the capitalist system, but through loose collaborations. It’s interesting how he basically

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