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Aspen Art Museum


Susan Philipsz’s From the Beginning (2007)

Aug 10, 2019
11:30 PM
637 E. Hyman Ave

Susan Philipsz was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and lives and works in Berlin. She is the recipient of the 2010 Turner Prize, and is best known for her immersive sound installations that use her voice and other recordings to heighten our awareness of our environment. Her work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Wexner Center for the Arts (2009), Tate Modern (2010), Hamburger Bahnhof (2014), Tate Britain (2015), Kunsthaus Bregenz (2016), and SKD: Kusthalle im Lipsiubau (2018). Winter White Hymnal (2010) was featured on Aspen Mountain as part of Art in Unexpected Places.

Across a series of speakers temporarily installed in Gallery 5, the AAM will present a special presentation of From the Beginning (2007) as a form of “lullaby” for those preparing to sleep. The sound installation creates a meditative atmosphere of voice and vibraphone recordings, delicately weaving various cultural references—including John Cage and The Beatles—to our individual life cycles.

Offered as part of The Whole Celebration

AAM education programs are made possible by the Questrom Education Fund. Additional funding in 2018–19 is provided by the Laffey-McHugh Foundation.