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Aspen Art Museum



Dec 15, 2017-Dec 2, 2018

What do you do every day that you most look forward to? What are your daily practices and do they make you feel connected to something greater, or to yourself? The AAM’s exhibition considers the ways in which rituals impact culture, community, and how we are known, both as individuals and collectively. Generally defined as a series of established actions carried out for spiritual, social, political, and personal significance, rituals are embedded into everyday life. This exhibition presents a diverse collection of works by over fifteen artists exploring the act of ritual through three distinct rites: rites of passage, communal rites, and rites of personal devotion. The show reaffirms the ability of rituals to constantly transform our perceptions, our perspectives, and ultimately our experiences.

Embodying its own calendar ritual, the exhibition will be on view at the AAM for an entire year, presented in three distinct iterations.

December 15, 2017–April 1, 2018
Yuji Agematsu
Baseera Khan
Joachim Koester
Deana Lawson
Kate Newby

April 4–July 15, 2018
Anne Collier
Tony Feher
Meschac Gaba
Yayoi Kusama
Kris Martin
Kate Newby

July 17–November 25, 2018
Francis Alÿs
Sophie Calle
David Hammons
Alison Knowles
Ana Mendieta
Kate Newby

AAM exhibitions are made possible by the Marx Exhibition Fund. General exhibition support is provided by the Toby Devan Lewis Visiting Artist Fund. Major support for Ritual is provided by Susan and Larry Marx and the AAM National Council.

Works from the Exhibition

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