I started my second day at the Te Papa Museum, which is just a few blocks from the YHA Hostel where I’m staying in the city of Wellington. A huge image with a portrait of Andy Warhol, announced the exhibition that is taking place during the month of June. Although is not so big, and can be done in no time, interesting stories about the artist’s life hinder the flow of the course. Different stories manage to show a person who is commissioned to explore not only the world of ordinary people, but also of major Hollywood celebrities. They learned to find ways to spread their tables, and above all make lifestyle popart.
To continue the tour, I went to a market that is held every Sunday on the port city. Each of Wellington residents choose this space to buy vegetables or taste different foods. With no grocery stores on every block, as in Argentina, the fair on Sunday becomes a mandatory task for every single citizen. In this area the tourists disappear, and the only protagonists are citizens. To those who can see doing the difficult task of loading their bags while, juggling, holding their umbrellas and take refuge from the rain.
Andy Warhol devoted much of his works portray the society of his time, as one would say in Maori: I whakaahua papori (a portrait of society). In my case I looked up my own home portrait outside tourist attractions. With villager attitude, I wandered among stands of the fair, savored species observed products and for a few seconds, I was part of the portrait of this society.