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.
Active Art: Carbondale brings art to Heritage Park Assisted Living on the first Friday of each month. This program provides older adults opportunities to access contemporary art while supporting brain fitness and socialization. Residents are also provided the opportunity to visit the Aspen Art Museum for guided tours throughout the year.
Instead of becoming a focal point within landscape or architecture, Susan Philipsz’s audio installations dramatize their setting. Working solely with her own voice, and performing her own arrangements of both popular and folk songs, Philipsz imbues spaces with introspection and personal experience.
For her installation at Trestle Bridge on Snowmass Mountain, Philipsz sang a slower, unaccompanied version of the song White Winter Hymnal, originally recorded by Fleet Foxes. Philipsz transformed this ode to the beauty of winter, with its soaring choral harmonies and drums, into a gentle, intimate lullaby. The repeated phrase “I was following the pack” mirrored the skiers’ movement along the bridge, and the snowy scene described in the song is reflected from this vantage point. The closeness of Philipsz’s voice set against the vastness of the surroundings reflected the combination of personal and collective experience that is the key to Philipsz’s work.
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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.