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.
Aspen Art Museum’s moving image initiative places film and video, arguably the most dominant art form of the last fifty years, in direct dialogue with contemporary art practices on view.
About the film
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Directed by Benh Zeitlin
Beasts of the Southern Wild tells the story of Hushpuppy, an intrepid six-year-old girl who lives with her father, Wink, in “the Bathtub,” a Southern Delta community at the edge of the world. Wink’s tough love prepares her for the unraveling of the universe, for a time when he’s no longer there to protect her. When Wink contracts a mysterious illness, Hushpuppy goes in search of her lost mother.
Films are presented free of charge on Level 3 at 7 p.m. Starting at 6 p.m., drinks and free popcorn are available at the museum café, SO.
Support for Movies at the Museum is provided by The Etkin Family Digital Media and Moving Image Fund. AAM education programs are made possible by the Questrom Education Fund.
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.