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Aspen Art Museum


Alison Knowles: Proposition #2: Make a Salad (Plein air variation)

Jul 15, 2018
2:00 PM

Most closely associated with the Fluxus international art movement, Alison Knowles first premiered her now celebrated performance Proposition #2: Make a Salad in London in 1962. Presented in Aspen as part of the public program series Marking Ritual in conjunction with the exhibition Ritual, the participatory event recontextualizes an everyday activity for a heightened level of attention, reverence, and meditation. Immediately following, Nicole Woods, Assistant Professor, Modern and Contemporary Art History at the University of Notre Dame, will discuss Knowles’s practice and the historical context of this performance.

Vegetables for this event have been generously provided by ACES’ Rock Bottom Ranch and Two Roots Farm. This event is sponsored by Rob Ittner of the Cooking School of Aspen and the Aspen Chamber Resort Association.

AAM exhibitions are made possible by the Marx Exhibition Fund. General exhibition support is provided by the Toby Devan Lewis Visiting Artist Fund. Major support for Ritual is provided by Susan and Larry Marx and the AAM National Council. AAM education programs are made possible by the Questrom Education Fund. AAM talks and lectures are presented as part of the Questrom Lecture Series and made possible by the Questrom Education Fund.