The Japanese artist Takashi Murakami combines highly refined classical Japanese painting techniques with distinctive Pop sensibilities. Known for his “Superflat” style, directly influenced by manga and anime, the artist creates works that explode with color and playfulness. For the 2015–16 ski season, in collaboration with Aspen Skiing Company, Murakami has produced four unique images, all of which embody his trademark visual aesthetic.
Featuring film and video by ten artists from six countries, The Future Yesterday examines the weight and role of language in defining and shaping our sense of place. Through translation, the blurring of history and fiction, or the simple act of telling a story backwards, the artists in the exhibition examine how directed narratives have the ability to shape collective thought and action. The Future Yesterday asks us to look beyond what is visible at first sight. Artists include Adel Abidin, Sadik Kwaish Alfraji, Basma Al Sharif, Mounira Al Solh, Yto Barrada, Youmna Chlala, Dina Danish, …
9:30 AM–12 PM
This two-day retreat for educators who teach K–12 level students in schools and nonprofit organizations will explore how to envision and enact teaching practices that are relevant and responsive to the classroom and community. This event is hosted with Mike Murawski, Director of Education and Public Programs at the Portland Art Museum.
General operating support is provided by Colorado Creative Industries. CCI and its activities are made possible through an annual appropriation from the Colorado General Assembly and federal funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.