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Aspen Art Museum

  • Feb 5, 2016

    • Since 2005, the Aspen Art Museum 
and the Aspen Skiing Company have collaborated to bring contemporary art to audiences in unexpected places. Each year, an artist is commissioned to produce artworks that are used on lift tickets for the winter season.

      Create Your Own Lift Ticket workshops are offered throughout the season for kids and families to respond to these designs by creating a personal lift ticket with the help of AAM educators.

  • Feb 6, 2016

    • 9:30 AM Experience

      Winter School

      What can we learn from artists and their practices? How can art help us reimagine the world we live in? The AAM offers K–12 art teachers a free retreat to harness the transformational power of contemporary art for students. Sessions led in collaboration with Flavia Bastos, Director of Graduate Studies in Visual Arts Education at the University of Cincinnati.

    • 10 AM Performance and Interventions

      OOIEE: There’s No Separation

      A limited-edition textile work printed with an image of Aspen’s sky covers objects and artworks throughout the museum. Visitors are invited to check out pieces from Level 3 to wear during the day, becoming part of the artwork. At the end of the day, the editions will be removed, imbued with the energy of what they were covering, and available for purchase.

    • 10 AM Performance and Interventions

      Ryan Gander: Earnest Hawker

      Channeling Oscar Wilde’s pun of the “earnest Ernest,” Ryan Gander’s Earnest Hawker is a once-successful artist whose name suggests the cheerful antagonism and current status of his character: he attends gallery events for all the right and wrong reasons (and perhaps partly just for the promise of free drinks). Engaging the general public in conversation, Hawker eventually pushes a sale on his unsuspecting listeners. Mingling throughout the day’s events and exhibitions, Gander’s Hawker inhabits countless iterations of the artist’s fictional future self.

    • To celebrate the final weekend of the exhibitions A Fragile But Marvelous Life and Make every show like it’s your last, the AAM presents a daylong series of performances and interventions.

    • 11:30 AM Performance and Interventions

      Artist-Curated Lunch at SO Café

      Ryan Gander has contributed a special menu for SO, the Andrea and James Gordon café. Inspired by the recipes of artist Ursula Blackwell, wife of Hungarian architect Ernö Goldfinger, Gander has modernized one of the dishes that Blackwell and Goldfinger served to guests at parties hosted in their home in Hampstead Heath, London.

    • 1 PM Performance and Interventions

      Public Tour

      Guided tour of A Fragile But Marvelous Life and Make every show like it’s your last hosted by AAM staff.

    • With a melody that begins comfortably reminiscent of pop music, live voices appear unannounced within the exhibition A Fragile But Marvelous Life, taking center stage for the last time after numerous performances over the last twelve weeks.

    • 4 PM Performance and Interventions

      Flora Wiegmann & Anna Sew Hoy: Magnetic Between

      Dancer/choreographer Flora Wiegmann and artist Anna Sew Hoy interact with Sew Hoy’s sculptures in the Roof Deck Sculpture Garden. Warm dress is encouraged for this outdoor performance.

    • 5 PM Performance and Interventions

      Reception & Wrap Party

      Join the participating local and visiting artists who made Performance and Interventions possible for a reception on Level 3. Complimentary snacks and beverages are provided.