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.
Ian Kiaer’s work takes the form of carefully composed landscapes of found objects and materials, architectural models, and paintings. For Kiaer, these installations are ways of exploring paradigms and testing concepts. What exactly constitutes the category of “painting” today? How do we understand the relationship between sculptural fragment and architectural model? Far from didactic, Kiaer’s tableaux create subtly evocative relationships between different elements, allowing us to construct our own narratives from these fragments. The often spare, provisional nature of his objects compels a…
Since 2005, the Aspen Art Museum and the Aspen Skiing Company have collaborated to bring contemporary art to audiences in unexpected places. Each year, an artist is commissioned to produce artworks that are used on lift tickets for the skiing and snowboarding season.
Workshops are offered throughout the winter season for kids and families to respond to these designs by creating a personal lift ticket with the help of Aspen Art Museum educators.
At Elk Camp’s Ullr Night in Snowmass Ski Area:
At the Aspen Art Museum:
For more information about Create Your Own Lift Ticket, please contact the Education Department at 970.925.8050 ext. 133 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.