Imaginary Thing




Art Matters!
Conversation between Peter Eleey and
AAM Director and Chief Curator Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson


Organized at the AAM by guest curator Peter Eleey of the Walker Art Center, Imaginary Thing is inspired by an "impossible piece" conceived in 1968 by the fictional N.E. Thing Co. (artists Iain and Ingrid Baxter) as a site-specific group exhibition that literally takes place in a hole in the ground. On each of the thirty days of the exhibition a different artwork will be added to the hole. Following the introduction of the final artwork, the shaft will be filled in with concrete-the finished piece both a permanent sculpture and an inaccessible archive. Imaginary Thing culminates with a public talk with Eleey on the AAM grounds, Thursday, August 7, 2008.

Imaginary Thing is organized by the Aspen Art Museum and funded in part by the AAM National Council. AAM Art Talks are part of the Questrom Lecture Series.