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Composed of visions of isolated, separated body parts, Disembodied presents a fragmented, hallucinatory whole that collides notions of corporeality, aging, and experience within and without the body. The exhibition will feature works by Louise Bourgeois, Berlinde de Bruyckere, Robert Gober, David Hammons, Kiki Smith, and others in an intergenerational group of historically significant artists known for incisive investigations into the interaction between body and identity.

In his Meditations on First Philosophy (1641), French philosopher and mathematician René Descartes first articulated a distinct separation between the immaterial mind and the material body. Hundreds of years later, science and technology still aim to free us from our physical limitations. Composed of a simple and literal premise—two arms, two legs, a torso, and a head—Disembodied will be installed to reflect the human form as well as the complex and sometimes troubled relationship between mind and body.

Featuring work by: Louise Bourgeois Robert Gober David Hammons

Disembodied Films March 25, April 1, and April 8, 6:00 p.m. A series of feature-length and short films mirroring the exhibition’s theme of the disembodied body.

Disembodied is organized by the Aspen Art Museum and funded in part by the AAM National Council. Exhibition lectures are presented by the Questrom Lecture Series.


Künstler: Louise Bourgeois, Robert Gober, David Hammons