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Sahra Motalebi, Artist in Residence, Chinati Foundation, Marfa, TX

Apr 24, 2020
4:00 PM
Chinati Foundation artist-in-residence Sahra Motalebi invites viewers on a visit to Marfa, Texas, where she reflects on what it means to create work away from her home base of New York state. The artist, composer, vocalist, and writer provides perspectives on how our notions of expression are being updated at this time while sharing the surrounding natural desert landscape with us. Motalebi also introduces Resonators, her current project that addresses the intersections of experience, materiality, and sound.

Initiated during this period of unprecedented physical distancing, Slow.Look.Live., offers an occasion to slow down and reflect with deeper intention on artistic processes and dialogues. Introducing a range of artists, curators, and thinkers, the new initiative focuses on how perception, creation, and community are being shaped by our various current geographical locations. Each week, we chart the relationships of our guests to the changing world, their immediate environments, and their studios. As we continually redefine how art can be made and experienced, Slow.Look.Live., will evolve indefinitely as a core program for Aspen Art Museum’s visitors and beyond.

Join a regional, national, and international group of participants on Fridays at 4 p.m. (MDT) with Rachel Ropeik, AAM Learning Director, on Instagram Live and Instagram Stories @AspenArtMuseum.

Sahra Motalebi (b. 1979) is an artist, composer, vocalist and writer born in Birmingham Alabama. Often formatted as performance-exhibition, her work includes opera, scenographic installation, vocal composition and recordings, painting, sculpture, video and text. Her projects have been exhibited and she has performed internationally at The Kitchen, SculptureCenter, Swiss Institute, New Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum Ludwig, Hydra School Projects, Watermill Center, the Villa Empain, MoMA PS1 and the Whitney Museum of American Art. In 2019, Motalebi participated in the 79th Whitney Biennial.