House of Risk
Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum
Opening October 18 at 5pm, runs October 18, 2018 - January 27, 2019
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.