Two frames of Warhol’s 1964 classic silent film, “Empire” (via Wikipedia)

Tomorrow, Hyperallergic will join WNYC, ARTnews Magazine and architecture and literary experts Mark Lamster and Bryan Waterman to live-tweet MoMA’s screening of the 485-minute duration classic, Empire (1964).

Created by Andy Warhol, in association with cinematographer Jonas Mekas, the film has grown in fame and influence since it was first shot from the 41st floor of the Time-Life Building in Manhattan almost 50 years ago.

For a complete list of tweeps to follow for the exercise in duration art reporting, discussion, and good ol’ fashioned art geek fun, visit WNYC for the lowdown.

Follow Hyperallergic on Twitter to hear me discuss the influence of Empire on contemporary artists:

If you’re on Twitter, please join in by using the hashtag #empirefilm

If you have have any thoughts on how Empire and Andy Warhol’s filmmaking has influenced contemporary art and culture, please let us know via Twitter or in the comments below.

Here’s the tweeting schedule for Friday, February 18:

  • 10:30am – 6:30pm-ish — @WNYCculture (aka Liz Arnold) and @cmonstah (aka Carolina Miranda)
  • 11:00am – 12:00pm — @MuseumModernArt (aka MoMA)
  • 12:30 – 1:30pm — @_waterman (aka Bryan Waterman)
  • 2:30 – 3:30pm — @marklamster (aka Mark Lamster)
  • 4:30 – 5:30pm — @ARTNEWSmag (aka Robin Cembalest of ARTnews Magazine) and @hyperallergic

Apologies to C-Monster for copying your title but it was so damn good!

Hrag Vartanian is editor-in-chief and co-founder of Hyperallergic.

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