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 Volume II of Conversations with Artists, Heidi Zuckerman continues to explore the critical practices, daily lives, and philosophical interests of artists working today. Her insightful questions reveal equally thoughtful responses, providing illuminating perspectives not only on each artist’s process but also on the subjects that underline contemporary society. Zuckerman’s personal interviewing style offers readers effortless access into the studios of more than thirty of the most engaging contemporary artists. Before arriving in Aspen in 2005, Zuckerman previously worked as a curator at the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, and the Jewish Museum, New York. In Aspen, Zuckerman transformed the Aspen Art Museum into a pioneering, risk-taking institution and has made a name for herself as one of the leading museum directors globally.
Artists featured in the publication include: Doug Aitken, Sarah Cain, Zoe Crosher, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Jeremy Deller, Rachel Feinstein, Teresita Fernández, Peter Fischli, Dara Friedman, Ryan Gander, Mark Grotjahn, Jennifer Guidi, Wade Guyton, Jim Hodges, Jacqueline Humphries, Rashid Johnson, Carla Klein, Glenn Ligon, Sarah Lucas, Mark Manders, Rodney McMillian, Ernesto Neto, Gabriel Orozco, Jack Pierson, Anna Sew Hoy, David Shrigley, Amy Sillman, Diana Thater, Hayley Tompkins, Oscar Tuazon, Mary Weatherford, Cathy Wilkes, Amelie von Wulffen, Anicka Yi, and Lisa Yuskavage.
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