Thursday, April 24, 2008, 5 PM-8 PM
Thursday, April 24, 5-8 P.M.; Lecture, 6:15 P.M.
Free with general admission.
See Milwaukee through the artist’s eyes as Santiago takes you through his process ofcreating works for On Site in a lecture in Lubar Auditorium. Enjoy free hors d’oeuvres and acash bar amidst the installation in Schroeder Galleria.
Milwaukee-based Argentinean artist Santiago Cucullu has mined Milwaukee’s cityscape for this large-scale multimedia intervention. Monumental wall drawings and sculptures that echo traditional assemblage and readymade techniques contrast the high design of the Museum with a clash of theurban. His industrially produced contact paper works depict an entanglement of physicalobjects and buildings—manipulated images of brick buildings, clock towers, streetlights,and other metropolitan scenes of Milwaukee. Through a series of videos projected outwardthrough the windows, Cucullu’s installation remains lively and active as daylight fades andthe doors of the Museum close. With each piece, Cucullu has transplanted often overlooked images of our streets and made them unavoidable: the collage work is noisy, bustling, like the city life it depicts.