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Exhibition Detail
Disembodied
590 N. Mill St.
Aspen, CO 81611


February 12th, 2010 - April 11th, 2010
Opening: 
February 11th, 2010 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Rock Head, David HammonsDavid Hammons, Rock Head, 1998
© Courtesy of the artist and Salon 94, New York. Photo: Dale Benson
GIVE OR TAKE, Louise BourgeoisLouise Bourgeois, GIVE OR TAKE, 2002
© Courtesy Cheim & Read, New York. Photo: Christopher Burke
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Disembodied Films
March 25, April 1, and April 8, 6:00 p.m.

A series of feature-length and short films mirroring the exhibition’s theme of the disembodied body.

Composed of visions of isolated, separated body parts, Disembodied presents a fragmented, hallucinatory whole that collides notions of corporeality, aging, and experience within and without the body. The exhibition will feature works by Louise Bourgeois, Berlinde de Bruyckere, Robert Gober, David Hammons, Kiki Smith, and others in an intergenerational group of historically significant artists known for incisive investigations into the interaction between body and identity.

In his Meditations on First Philosophy (1641), French philosopher and mathematician René Descartes first articulated a distinct separation between the immaterial mind and the material body. Hundreds of years later, science and technology still aim to free us from our physical limitations. Composed of a simple and literal premise—two arms, two legs, a torso, and a head—Disembodied will be installed to reflect the human form as well as the complex and sometimes troubled relationship between mind and body.

Featuring work by:

Louise Bourgeois

Robert Gober

David Hammons

 


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