In concurrence with MCA Denver’s current exhibition, Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia, the VASD Program is offering three exciting events as part of the Program’s Identity series:
Screening: The Royal Tenenbaums Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 6:00 p.m. Free and open to the public Please click here to RSVP. Mary Harris Auditorium
About the Film Enveloping topics of success, lineage, expectation, love and commitment, The Royal Tenenbaums presents a cinematic vision of identity situated within the family. Fraught with evolving and shifting loyalties, betrayals, and the unique and often complicated nature of familial love, this stunningly beautiful film by Director Wes Anderson features a score composed by Mark Mothersbaugh. Rated R for some language, sexuality/nudity and drug content.
Private Tour of Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 1:15 p.m. Hosted by MCA Denver Director Adam Lerner Museum of Contemporary Art Denver 1485 Delgany Street RMCAD community only. Reservation is required and space is limited. Please click here to RSVP. Reservations will close 5:00 p.m., Monday, December 8, 2014, or when filled.
About the Tour Join the VASD Program for a private, RMCAD exclusive tour of the retrospective exhibition, Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia, with Museum Director and Chief Animator Adam Lerner at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver.
Adam Lerner Who Made the 80’s: Part Two Thursday, December 11, 2014, 7:00 p.m. Museum of Contemporary Art Denver 1485 Delgany Street Reservation is required and space is limited. RMCAD community only. Please click here to RSVP. The general public can purchase tickets here. Reservations will close 5:00 p.m., Monday, December 8, 2014, or when filled.
About the Lecture Who Made the 80’s is a lecture presented by the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver as part of the Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia exhibition. Director and Chief Animator, Adam Lerner will explain the story and ideas behind the exhibition and the three-year process to introduce the world to one of the most creative minds of the past forty years.
About Mark Mothersbaugh As an extraordinary and boundless contemporary artist and musician, Mothersbaugh co-founded the 1980’s New Wave band DEVO and is the award winning composer of numerous films including The Royal Tenenbaums, Moonrise Kingdom, Rushmore, The Life Aquatic, 21 Jump Street, and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, as well as the theme song for television’s Pee Wee’s Playhouse. Mothersbaugh’s prolific work spans diverse mediums including rugs, music, fashion, drawing, sculpture, video and prints. The artist’s cross-disciplinary career positions him at the intersection of art and pop culture, and exemplifies the identity of a contemporary artist as a cultural critic and nonconformist outsider. Individuals like Mothersbaugh become culture creators, able to realize a new vision of the world from their own, unfettered imagination. More on Mark Mothersbaugh at mutato.com.
About the Exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver “Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia is the first retrospective of Mark Mothersbaugh’s work from the beginning of his career in the early 1970s through the present. This body of work presents a unique combination of cultural criticism and personal expression through drawings, films, paintings, sculpture and music. But more than that, his work provides a missing link in the history of contemporary art and culture. At once an artist, musician, and tinkerer, he offers a key to understanding the current state of art, with its hybridity, subjectivity and fluid boundaries. Mothersbaugh’s work reveals his unique artistic voice and also asserts his role in the intersecting legacies that have formed contemporary culture.” – MCA Denver. More on the MCA Denver exhibition Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia at mcadenver.org/myopia.
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