Doug Aitken ,  Rendering of Station to Station , Work in progress. © 2013 Doug Aitken.

Doug Aitken, Rendering of Station to Station, Work in progress. © 2013 Doug Aitken.

Doug Aitken is going on a road trip. And with the support of Levi’s he is bringing a laundry list of cool creatives in tow.  By the time his sculptural train rolls into a town near you, Aitken’s Station to Station: A Nomadic Happening may prove to be one of the hottest tickets to acquire this Fall.  The goal of the public event is to encourage art to travel beyond the confinements of white walls and into a diversity of communities from New York to Los Angeles to San Francisco.  Ticket sales will support public programming in seven museums in the country including MoMA PS1, Carnegie Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Walker Art Center, SITE Santa Fe, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)

Aitken’s train -turn- sculpture-turn-art studio will serve as platform for a variety of artist and collaborators to transmit visual experiences dictated by the train’s location. “This is a fast moving cultural journey, a constant search over the new horizons of our changing culture.  Grounded in some basic questions-Who are we? Where are we going? And, at this moment, how can we express ourselves?-our intention is to create a modern cultural manifesto,” said Aitken.  “For a short time, the most interesting place in the country will be a moving target.”

Artists scheduled to collaborate to bring Station to Station to life include Kenneth Anger, Olaf Breuning,  Peter Coffin,  Urs Fischer, Meschac Gaba, Liz Glynn, Carsten Holler, Christian Jankowski, Aaron Koblin, Ernesto Neto, Jack Pierson, Stephen Shore, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and Lawrence Weiner; musicians Ariel Pink, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Connan Mockasin, Dan Deacon, David Longstreth of Dirty Projectors, Eleanor Friedberger, Nite Jewel, No Age, Savages, and Twin Shadow; writers Dave Hickey, Barney Hoskyns, and Rick Moody; and chefs Alice Waters and Leif Hedendal, and the Edible Schoolyard Project. More participants will be announced throughout the summer.

Station to Station stops include:

September 6, 2013 New York, New York
September 8, 2013 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
September 12, 2013 Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota
September 14, 2013 Chicago, Illinois
September 16, 2013 Kansas City, Missouri
September 20, 2013 Lamy/Santa Fe, New Mexico
September 22, 2013 Winslow, Arizona
September 24, 2013 Barstow, California
September 26, 2013 Los Angeles, California

September 28, 2013 Oakland/San Francisco, California

For more information regarding ticket sales and event detail please visit the website.

Collette McGruder