Aspen Art Museum and Aspen Film Co-Present an Evening of Artists' Films

BY Muriel Perez | June 7, 2017 | Feature Features

Prepare for Aspen Art Museum's new exhibit with a viewing of the artists' films.
Peter Fischli and David Weiss, The Least Resistance, 1981. © Peter Fischli David Weiss

In an upcoming installation at Aspen Art Museum, Wade Guyton, Peter Fischli and David Weiss will be exhibiting various bodies of work, including collaborations. These artists explore the way in which perceptions of space can have an affect on our understanding of objects and images. The exhibit, Wade Guyton Peter Fischli David Weiss, will occupy all six galleries in the museum through Nov. 26.
Through printmaking, this trio highlights scenic still-life images that are to be shown in Gallery 2. With the use of computers, scanners and large-format inkjet printers, these images come to life. Likewise, each subject develops a life of their own. Their medium also extends far beyond photographs. Fischli and Weiss—the name the pair used during their 33-year-long collaboration—use cotton teddy bears in both film and art displays, like in their art piece entitled Rat and Bear, (Sleeping).
To kick off the opening week of the exhibit, Aspen Art Museum and Aspen Film will co-present an evening of films by the artists, June 16, featuring The Least Resistance (1981), which is a story of two men, each sporting teddy bear costumes. Also being played are The Right Way (1983), The Way Things Go (1987) and two new films recently created by Wade Guyton. The event will be headlined by Wade Guyton and Peter Fischli, who will provide introductions to their work (Weiss passed away in 2012). The evening should provide good insight for the summer-long exhibit.

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