The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA) and Guest Curator Fatima Laster on Tuesday announced they have selected 23 artists for inclusion in the upcoming 2022 Wisconsin Triennial titled “Ain’t I A Woman?”
The exhibition explores the intersection of race and gender as well as the underrepresentation of Black women artists in Wisconsin.
Back in August, MMoCA announced the selection of Laster, the owner, operator, and curator of 5 Points Art Gallery + Studios in Milwaukee, as the Wisconsin Triennial’s first Guest Curator.
“Enthusiastic is an understatement to my sentiments about collaborating with this phenomenal cohort of Wisconsin-tied artists and the MMoCA team for the 2022 Wisconsin Triennial,” Laster said in a statement. “The depth and diversity between the artists and
their respective practices are sure to lend themselves to an awe-inspiring and fulfilling learning experience about prolific practitioners, thinkers, and detractors to
the status quo in the arts.
“One should leave with an expanded knowledge and appreciation of artists’ works to follow, support and add to their collection. That’s my charge for the institution and all
visitors. There’s something for everyone to independently identify with,” she added.
Featured artists for “Aint I A Woman?” include Anika Kowalik, Maxime Banks, Ariana Vaeth, Nakeysha Roberts Washington, Blanche Brown, Nia Wilson, Chrystal Denise Gillon, Portia Cobb, Della Wells, Rhonda Gatlin-Hayes, Gabrielle Tesfaye, Rosemary Ollison, Emily Leach, Rosy Petri, Joya Jean, Ruthie Joy, Kierston Ghaznavi, Sonji Yarbrough Hunt, LaNia Sproles, Sharon Kerry-Harlan, Lilada Gee, Tanekeya Word and Martina Patterson.
The Wisconsin Triennial will be on view from April 23-Oct. 7, according to a press release from MMoCA, and the exhibition will highlight an intergenerational group of women working across different disciplines, including murals, printmaking, sculpture, painting, performance, textiles, and more.
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