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Aspen Art Museum


Talks and Lectures

  • Jul 2

    • The AAM’s 2017–18 Gabriela and Ramiro Garza Distinguished Artist in Residence, Cheryl Donegan, is a pioneering figure in contemporary conceptual art. For the past two decades, her multidisciplinary practice has investigated the notion of surface—of the canvas, screen, fabric, or her own body. As part of her residency and solo exhibition, Donegan will premiere a new fashion line in a presentation at the museum. Directed and choreographed in collaboration with artist Alix Pearlstein, this free show features models from the Roaring Fork Valley wearing couture pieces.

  • Jul 3

    • Nikolai and Simon Haas were born in Austin, Texas, in 1984, and currently live and work in Los Angeles. Their collaborative projects exist at the intersection of art and design, often incorporating nature, fantasy, psychedelia, and humor. Their work has been included in exhibitions including the Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial, the San Jose Museum of Art, Boesky West, and is the subject of an upcoming survey at the Bass Museum of Art.

  • Jul 20

    • 5 pm Discuss

      Artist Talk: Anicka Yi

      Anicka Yi was born in Seoul, South Korea, in 1971, and currently lives and works in New York. Her work uses unconventional materials and, at times, methods to engage the senses of the human body to reconfigure biological, political, and personal perceptions. She is the recipient of the 2016 Hugo Boss Prize, and her work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, the Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany, Kunsthalle Basel, List Visual Arts Center, MIT, and the Cleveland Museum of Art.

  • Jul 22

    • From July 18–22, Tibetan Buddhist monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery will construct a temporary mandala sand painting on Level 3 of the Aspen Art Museum as part of their annual visit to Aspen. Geshe Lobsang Tenzin, Founder and Spiritual Director of the Drepung Loseling Monastery and Professor of Practice at Emory University, will present the lecture “Mandala: The Roadmap to Enlightenment.”

  • Jul 26

    • How do interviews reveal truth? What questions make artists open up? In this public dialogue, a conversation between Serpentine Galleries Artistic Director, Hans Ulrich Obrist, and AAM Nancy and Bob Magoon CEO and Director, Heidi Zuckerman, will reveal reflections on the journey that unfolds in her new book Conversations with Artists, which features more than thirty prominent contemporary artists in personal, illuminating conversations.

  • Jul 29

    • Abraham Cruzvillegas was born in Mexico City, in 1968, where he continues to live and work. Since 2007, he has created a body of sculptures and installations that investigate what he calls autoconstrucción (“self-construction”), working with found materials and assemblage in reference to everyday practices also found in urban landscapes. His work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico, Museo de Arte de Lima, Peru, Tate Modern, London, Carré d’Art - musée d’art contemporain de Nîmes, France, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, and Kunsthaus Zürich.

  • Aug 2

    • Rashid Johnson was born in Chicago, in 1977, and lives and works in New York. A critical theory framework extends across his paintings, sculptures, photography, and video work, investigating legacies of and possibilities for African American intellectual and cultural life. His work has been the subject of recent solo exhibitions at the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, the Grand Palais, Paris, the Drawing Center, the High Line, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver. He is the recipient of the 2018 Aspen Award for Art.

  • Aug 16

    • Jacqueline Humphries was born in New Orleans, in 1960, and lives and works in New York. Her paintings draw on various traditions of abstraction from gestural and geometric, hard-edge styles. Her work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Contemporary Art Center New Orleans, the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, and Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven, Germany.