20th of May to July 28th 2010
For Restless Empathy, the Aspen Art Museum has invited eight artists to create new projects or rethink existing bodies of work throughout the museum galleries and the town of Aspen itself. While representing a wide range of practices and frames of reference, these artists share a capacity for creating and exploring empathy in unexpected ways. Bringing together artists who approach the idea of the poetic, either through material, language, or gesture, Restless Empathy examines the complex process of entering the interior world of another and seeking to make a connection.

Jointly organized by AAM Director and Chief Curator Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson and AAM Associate Curator Matthew Thompson, Restless Empathy furthers the Aspen Art Museum’s commitment to presenting art in unexpected places and removing barriers to accessing contemporary art. This exhibition challenges expectations of permanence and monumentality in art that addresses the public, and broadly explores relationships between aesthetics, space, locality, and modes of address.

Artists included:

Allora & Calzadilla, Pawel Althamer, Marc Bijl, Lara Favaretto, Geof Oppenheimer, Lars Ø Ramberg, Frances Stark, and Mark Wallinger.