2010 Wisconsin Triennial

work shown:

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
Madison, Wisconsin
May – August 2010 

The 2010 Wisconsin Triennial, on view at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art through August 15, 2010, is the museum’s twelfth survey of artists living and working in the state. Forty-two individuals and two pairs of artists working in collaboration participate in the exhibition, which is installed in the museum’s lobby, State Street Gallery, New Media Gallery, second floor landing, and main galleries.

Chosen by the museum’s curator of education Sheri Castelnuovo, director Stephen Fleischman, and curator of exhibitions Jane Simon, works in the exhibition represent the varied artistic directions Wisconsin-based artists explore on a daily basis. Mediums include film, installation, painting, performance, photography, video, and works on paper.

Ideas and themes abound in the exhibition. These include the exploration of age-old legends, the latent economies within our global world, the psychology of interaction, the difficulties of bereavement, and the disappointments of failed utopias. According to MMoCA’s curator of exhibitions Jane Simon, the 2010 Wisconsin Triennial “nods to the past, represents the present, and looks to the future. As a whole, the exhibition is a testament to the dedication and sophistication of artists currently working in the state.”