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.
In this all-ages exploration of poetry led in collaboration with the Aspen Poets’ Society, participants will receive a hands-on demonstration of how to write ekphrasis poetry, a writing exercise dating back to Ancient Greece in which words are crafted to respond to objects. This interactive event will take place amongst the artworks of Ceal Floyer’s exhibition. Following the workshop, performance poets Kim Nuzzo and Valerie Haugen will bring to life the newly formed poems in response to Floyer’s work through a lively set of performances.
AAM exhibitions are made possible by the Marx Exhibition Fund. General exhibition support is provided by the Toby Devan Lewis Visiting Artist Fund.
A Fragile But Marvelous Life is supported by the Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation for Latin American Art, and funded in part by the AAM National Council.
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.