Five Questions For: Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson

Art.sy: What artist, artwork(s), or art-related project epitomizes 2012 for you, and why?

Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson: Huma Bhabha. I started the year presenting an exhibition I curated that focused exclusively on her large-scale, overpainted, and collaged photographs. I ended the year loving her show at MoMA PS1. And, in between, I live with her work in my home.

Art.sy: What work from Art.sy’s Art of Gifting collection (or from all of Art.sy) would you most like to give?

HZJ: Chris Ofili’s Crown Point Press work

Art.sy: In an ideal world, what other artworks would you like under your tree?

HZJ: An Yves Klein monochrome, a Rosemarie Trockel ceramic, a sculpture by Rachel Harrison, a work by Mark Manders, anything by Darren Bader.

Art.sy: What artist(s) will you be watching in 2013?

HZJ: Lorna Simpson, Rob Pruitt, and Hayley Tompkins.

Art.sy: Can you share your favorite holiday film or production?

HZJ: Adam Sandler’s “Hanukkah Song” always elicits a head shake and a smile.

About Heidi: Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson has served as Director and Chief Curator of the Aspen Art Museum since July 2005. Her projects include one-person and group exhibitions with artists ranging from Yutaka Sone, Fred Tomaselli, and Mark Bradford to Slater Bradley, among many others; many AAM exhibitions have traveled to museums including The Hammer Museum Los Angeles, MoMA PS1, and The Walker Art Center. During her tenure, the AAM has moved forward with construction of a new 30,000-square-foot Shigeru Ban-designed facility in downtown Aspen, slated for grand opening in 2014.

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