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 film program begins with the source inspiration for Yto Barrada’s exhibition Klaatu Barrada Nikto. In this sci-fi classic, an alien lands on Earth and tells people that they must live peacefully or they will be destroyed in order to protect other planets.
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: Dynamic Duos
Enjoy open-air cinema in the Roof Deck Sculpture Garden through a variety of films that celebrate complex, enriching relationships, inspired by the collaborations of Wade Guyton, Peter Fischli, and David Weiss. This summer, the AAM extends the theme of collaboration and presents Movies at the Museum in partnership with Aspen Film.
About the Film
The Kid (1921)
Directed by Charlie Chaplin
In this special performance, Marc Ribot presents a live guitar score to the classic silent film, The Kid, contemporizing this classic Chaplin film to a story relevant to the economic and social conditions of today. Ribot, who Rolling Stone describes as “emotive, graceful, but with a glint of mischief in his method,” has released over twenty albums and performed with Robert Plant, Alison Krauss, Elvis Costello, and more.
Doors Open: 7:30 PM
Screening Begins: 8 PM
Tuesday–Sunday, 10 am–6 pm
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.