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Aspen Art Museum Winterfest

Aspen Art Museum Winterfest

The Aspen Art Museum (AAM) is pleased to announce Winterfest: An Exhibition of Arts and Crafts, a new, seasonal, selling exhibition launching on December 17, 2020.

Winterfest will consist of handmade artworks displayed within an exhibition design by US-based, German artist Veit Laurent Kurz based on a configuration of representations of a cabin, mountains, and a lake. The exhibition will feature works by Kelly Akashi, Kerstin Brätsch, Beverly Buchanan, Richard Carter, Milano Chow, Beau Dick, Olivia Erlanger, Gina Fischli, Rochelle Goldberg, Jonas Lipps, Soshiro Matsubara, Malcolm Mooney, Brandon Ndife, Erin
Jane Nelson, Precious Okoyomon, Silke Otto-Knapp, Giangiacomo Rossetti, Lin May Saeed, Cole Speck, Stefan Tcherepnin and Amelie von Wulffen.

Kurz is known for creating a number of immersive installations which interpret traditional Alpine cabin structures to house artist-curated exhibitions which in the past have been realized in Germany, New York, Switzerland, and Japan. This type of structure is emblematic of the central European landscape around the Alps, which also has a particular appropriateness to the geography of Aspen. Taking the natural landscape as inspiration for experimental architecture, Kurz will devise a large-scale installation that will provide the setting for works that fall between
arts and crafts by contemporary artists from across the United States and Europe.

Winterfest takes its cue from the German tradition of jahresgaben—annual selling exhibitions conducted by kunstvereine (member-based art associations throughout Germany). Since the 1800s, these exhibitions have been mounted in Germany to support artists, as well as help fund the institutions’ programs. As such, Winterfest is intended to function as a new economy of collaboration to aid artistic practice financially; as such, all works will be for sale during the exhibition, with profits split between artists and the museum.


Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums in 1979, the Aspen Art Museum is a thriving and
globally engaged non-collecting contemporary art museum. Following the 2014 opening of the museum’s
facility designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Shigeru Ban, the AAM enjoys increased attendance,
renewed civic interaction, and international media attention. In July 2017, the AAM was one of ten
institutions to receive the United States’ National Medal for Museum and Library Services for its
educational outreach to rural communities in Colorado’s Roaring Fork Valley communities and its
fostering of learning partnerships with civic and cultural partners within a 100-mile radius of the museum’s
Aspen location.
Museum hours
Tuesday–Sunday, 10 AM–6 PM
Closed Mondays
The café is open Tuesday–Saturday, 10 AM–5:30 PM
AAM ADMISSION IS FREE courtesy of Amy and John Phelan
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