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.
The curriculum of this four-session course is built around Sarah Thornton’s newest book, 33 Artists in 3 Acts. Michelle Dezember, AAM Learning Director, will teach the first three sessions, taking cue from the book’s chapter titles and artist case studies. Sarah Thornton will lead the final session, humanizing and demystifying contemporary art. Thornton is the former chief correspondent on contemporary art for the Economist and author of the best-seller Seven Days in the Art World.<br><br>
Participants are strongly encouraged to preregister and purchase a copy of *33 Artists in 3 Act…
Presented in collaboration with the Aspen Center for Physics, this lecture provides an opportunity to view the work of Gabriel Orozco through the lens of astronomy and cosmology. Steinn Sigurdsson, Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at Pennsylvania State University and Aspen Center for Physics Trustee, will discuss connections between forms found in Orozco’s exhibition, astronomy, and particle physics.
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.