Saturday, Mar 18 – Aug 6, 2023

227 State Street, Madison, Wisconsin, 53703

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On view: The Shop (First Floor)

The French term mise-en-scène translates to “put into the scene” and describes everything included on a stage or movie set: the props, costumes, scenery, lighting, and other details that characterize a space. In real life these elements are not merely a backdrop; instead, they are a visible manifestation of distinct and unique individuals. Each object within our personal space reflects how we shape our world and present ourselves to others.

Organized by the 2022-2023 Teen Forum, MISE-EN-SCÈNElooks outward and considers the intersection of art and one’s environment. Exploring how inspiration can come from anywhere—looking out a bedroom window, laughing with friends, the changing seasons, or simply waiting at a bus stop–the eleven featured teen artists from Dane County reflect on how chance encounters with their surroundings influence and inform their creativity.

Image: Eva H., Consumption, 2022. Collage, 9.5 x 12 inches. Courtesy of the Artist.