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 video work of New York–based artist Rachel Rose addresses how we define mortality. Her subjects range from zoos and a robotics perception lab to Philip Johnson’s Glass House, the American Revolutionary War, nineteenth-century park design, and outer space. She anchors these sites in a range of perspectives on death—from our vulnerability to catastrophe to the impact of history on our lifespan. Rose’s immersive video Everything and More (2015) is here conditioned specifically to the architecture, light, and scale of Gallery 6. The video cycles a conversation with an astronaut through footage the artist shot at a neutral buoyancy lab, at home using combinations of household liquids, and at a concert. These come together to look at how our experience of the “infinite” is only possible through our human limits.
Rose’s exhibition is organized by Simon Castets, Director of the Swiss Institute, New York.
AAM exhibitions are made possible by the Marx Exhibition Fund. General exhibition support is provided by the Toby Devan Lewis Visiting Artist Fund. AAM education programs are made possible by the Questrom Education Fund.
Rachel Rose’s exhibition is funded in part by the AAM National Council. Additional support is provided by The Etkin Family Digital Media and Moving Image Fund.
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