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Aspen Art Museum


In Conversation: Jeffrey Gibson
At Capacity

Nov 4, 2022
6:00 PM
Join exhibiting artist Jeffrey Gibson and Nancy and Bob Magoon Director Nicola Lees for a conversation on Friday, November 4, at 6 PM MT, to celebrate the opening of THE SPIRITS ARE LAUGHING, now on view on our rooftop and galleries.

The discussion will focus on the inspiration and development of the works in the exhibition and related performance, which occurred during Aspen Art Week in August 2022. The concept for the exhibition evolved out of conversations around Indigenous kinship philosophy—the idea of seeing the land as an extension of one’s own family or oneself, and looking at everything in our surroundings as an equal living entity. The conversation will also touch on Gibson’s video filmed on site in the Aspen landscape that features a group of 15 flag spinners performing and speaking to the land. This work is presented in dialogue with Gibson’s signature bright flags, a grouping of anthropomorphized sculptural heads, and helmets that were part of the summer 2022 performance.

To learn more about the exhibition, click here.