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Podcast: The art catch-up, October 2016

Sarah Witman and Scott Gordon trade notes on a few worthwhile art shows currently on display in Madison. 


Detail from Colin Matthes'

Detail from Colin Matthes’ “Essential Knowledge” series, currently on display at MMOCA as part of the Wisconsin Triennial.

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On this week’s podcast, Tone Madison contributor Sarah Witman joins us to talk about some of the visual-art highlights currently on display in Madison.

First, we talked about the big one: The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art’s 2016 Wisconsin Triennial (on display through January 8), which brings together work from a few dozen artists from across Wisconsin, in media ranging from Amy Fichter‘s unnervingly vivid photos of bird specimens to Helen Lee‘s neon to Colin Matthes‘ wonderfully demented drawings. Speaking of the Triennial, don’t forget to check out our interview with video artist Sky Hopinka on last week’s podcast.

Also discussed: Ruby Jeune’s installation show Stuck In The Tub And Starting To Panic (at Drunk Lunch through October 16), photographer Markus Brunetti’s Facades (at the Chazen through December 31), and the recently wrapped-up group show You Can’t Take It With You at Commonwealth Gallery. Plus,we noted some shows we still want to catch up on, namely Stitching History From The Holocaust (at the Design Gallery through November 13) and the election-themed group show It Can Happen Here (at Arts + Literature Laboratory through October 29).

Give the conversation a listen below.

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