Mai-Thu Perret, A white horse comes and enters the white reed flowers, 2008. Copyright, the artist; Courtesy of Timothy Taylor Gallery, London.

Mai-Thu Perret: 2013

 

EXHIBITION: FEBRUARY 13 – APRIL 12, 2009

 

Art Matters!
Conversation between artist Mai-Thu Perret and
AAM Director and Chief Curator Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson

 

Swiss-born, Berlin-based artist Mai-Thu Perret creates complex and evocative work in a variety of media. Her ongoing literary project, The Crystal Frontier—a fictional account of women starting their own commune in the desert—often serves as the inspiration for her theatrically-charged installations. Instead of a nostalgic mining of the past, however, The Crystal Frontier generates objects that reflect imaginatively on the possibilities of radical history. This exhibition will be comprised of existing and commissioned work that, reconfigured, allows new literary and aesthetic associations to arise.

 

Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson essay

 

The AAM presentation of Mai-Thu Perret’s exhibition 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.

 

Opening reception sponsored by: