Land · scape: Redefining Landscapes from the UWM Art Collection explores the subjectivity of landscapes in art through four lenses. The exhibition engages with concepts of the deconstructed landscape, the ephemeral landscape, landscapes and power, and bodies as landscapes. Through
these different explorations and their unique experiences in the space, visitors will be challenged to view landscapes in new ways and to view the gallery itself as a landscape.
Opening Reception: Thursday April, 18th from 5-7pm, 2019
Curated by the Graduate students of Museum Studies II
In the beginning area of the exhibition we had created an addition due to the recent fire of Notre Dame as an ode to its legacy with a selection of three prints from the UWM collection. It was deeply emotional for the graduate students and the art history department to witness this level of devastation of our time as it created a call to action both here and around the world showing the value of culture an art for humanity, as well as revalidates our role of importance as a field.
The section I had co-curated with Danielle Patterson was titled Bodies as Landscape which was the fourth and final lens of re-defining landscapes in this exhibition. We had a wide range of notable work from Alexander Calder, Kathe Kollwitz, and Marc Chagall. The section, body as landscape invokes phenomenology theory to place the viewer in the context of texture, body, place, and environment.
Lastly you can download a digital copy of our exhibition catalog for free to enjoy.