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.
Returning to Aspen for the first time since his design of the new Aspen Art Museum opened to the public in 2014, Shigeru Ban will revisit the experience of designing the new AAM and the impact it had on his practice. Ban was born in Tokyo, in 1957, and attended Southern California Institute of Architecture and Cooper Union School of Architecture. His work in sustainable design has been placed across the world, and Ban was honored with the distinguished 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize.
Presenting a wide range of themes, film screenings at the AAM reveal important perspectives of filmmakers and artists of our time.
Movies at the Museum: Jack Pierson Favorites
In 1993, curator Richard Flood interviewed artists for an issue of Frieze, asking them to name their favorite movies. This spring’s movies are three of Jack Pierson’s selections.
About the Film
Directed by Terrence Malick
A young couple goes on a Midwest crime spree in Terrence Malick’s hypnotic debut feature. Rebellious Kit (Martin Sheen) takes off with teen baton-twirler Holly (Sissy Spacek) after shooting her father (Warren Oates) when he tries to split up the pair. The two flee, running from the law and consequences, through the Badlands and beyond.
Tuesday–Sunday, 10 AM–6 PM