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House of Risk

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October 18, 2018 – January 27, 2019

(Happening Now)

House of Risk is a house-wide immersive exhibition by Vanessa Diaz (Miami, FL) and Sylvie Rosenthal (Madison, WI) that will transform and unsettle the domestic architecture of the Villa Terrace. Through a mixture of handmade, found, and assembled objects that act as metaphors for the intersecting trajectories of natural history, invention, time, global trade, and technology, Diaz and Rosenthal’s work gestures towards both histories and futures. Impossible (yet probable) hybrid objects such as a hand-carved wood snake who has seemingly swallowed a teapot, or a cut-apart and reassembled historic settee will transform domestic space into a place of discovery and potential. The artists reference the family history of Villa Terrace through a lens of the fantastical in response to a conversation with Roger Smith, a descendant who experienced the Villa Terrace as a child. Come witness our historic mansion transformed!

Curated by Shana McCaw with assistance from Jenille Junco.
Co-sponsored by the Chipstone Foundation.

Walk through the exhibition with a curator!
 

Thursday, October 25, 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 7, 1:00 p.m. | Admission free for Milwaukee County residents

Thursday, November 29 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 5 1:00 p.m. | Admission free for Milwaukee County residents

Exhibition Events

18 Oct

House of Risk | Opening Party

October 18, 2018 | 4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Opening party with House of Risk Artists Sylvie Rosenthal and Vanessa Diaz Artist talk from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

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25 Oct

House of Risk | Curatorial Walk Through

October 25, 2018 | 6:00 p.m.

Join a member of our curatorial team for a guided tour of our current exhibition House of Risk.

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7 Nov

House of Risk | Curatorial Walk Through

November 07, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Join a member of our curatorial team for a guided tour of our current exhibition House of Risk.

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29 Nov

House of Risk | Curatorial Walk Through

November 29, 2018 | 6:00 p.m.

Join a member of our curatorial team for a guided tour of our current exhibition House of Risk.

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5 Dec

House of Risk | Curatorial Walk Through

December 05, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Join a member of our curatorial team for a guided tour of our current exhibition House of Risk.

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28 Dec

House of Risk | Children's Workshop

December 28, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Creating giant charm necklaces and talisman of our hopes and dreams for the future! Open to children 6 to 12 with their parents as "studio assistants".

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