Aspen Art Museum Presents Artist Mark Manders’s Museum-Wide Parallel Occurrences

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ASPEN, COLORADO.- The Aspen Art Museum presents the museum-wide exhibition Mark Manders: Parallel Occurrences/Documented Assignments. Co-organized with the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles—where it was on view from through January 2, 2011—the exhibition will remain on view at the AAM through Sunday, May 1, 2011, and will travel to the Walker Art Center (June 2 – September 11, 2011), and the Dallas Museum of Art (January 15 – April 15, 2012). Since 1986, Mark Manders has been engaged in what he calls his “Self-Portrait as a Building,” an ongoing and monumental project that has come to define his overall practice. Language, as title, content, and formal structure, remains a key element of a process in which objects are accumulated in a manner that replicate sentences. As the artist explains, “this building can shrink or expand at any moment… all words created by mankind are on hand.”