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.
FULL<br> Dinosaurs, troglodytes, and the Dodo may be extinct, but they are alive and vibrant in this imaginative workshop. Looking to the work of artist Yto Barrada for inspiration, we will create a colorful series of real and imagined flora and fauna, creating our own version of prehistoric life.
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 Fall Series: Spike Jonze
This season, the AAM’s Movies at the Museum program celebrates the diverse works of director Spike Jonze. Working as a director, producer, screenwriter, and actor across various formats of film and video, Jonze has established a creative range of characters, from pensive to prankster.
About the Film
Directed by Spike Jonze
Spike Jonze delivers a stunningly original comedy that seamlessly blends fictional characters and situations with the lives of real people: obsessive orchid hunter John Laroche, New Yorker journalist Susan Orlean, Hollywood screenwriter Charlie Kaufman, and his twin brother, Donald. As Charlie struggles to adapt Orlean’s best-selling book The Orchid Thief, he writes himself into his own movie.
Films are presented free of charge on Level 3 at 7 p.m. Drinks and free popcorn are available at the museum café, SO.
Tuesday–Sunday, 10 AM–6 PM