Of the exhibition Ugo Rondinone says:
“There is a world alongside ours—boundless, unhurried, interconnected, resourceful, lavishly inventive, and we are only temporarily in it. Nature Doesn’t Know About Us celebrates the disparate elements of the Earth, while exploring the human connection to nature. The exhibition brings together the works of eighteen artists who combine skeptical clarity and at times humor-tinged desire to locate the intersection of spiritual and physical presence in our daily life. The natural world serves as a doorway into a highly rarefied metaphysical realm where the sea of consciousness surges against the tangible world. A world where all is in flux as distinctions between self and soul, body and spirit, past and present, mortification and bliss, confinement and escape all blur and waver.”
Agnes Denes, John Giorno, Tyree Guyton, David Hammons, Maren Hassinger, Geoffrey Hendricks, Rashid Johnson, Joan Jonas, Klara Lidén, Maya Lin, Sarah Lucas, Arthur Simms, Ned Smyth, Pat Steir, Diana Thater, Oscar Tuazon, Meg Webster, and Lois Weinberger.
Ugo Rondinone (Swiss, b. 1964) is a New York-based artist recognised as one of the great voices of his generation. Rondinone is an artist who proposes trenchant reflections on nature and the human condition, while establishing a formal and organic vocabulary in which he fuses a variety of sculptural and pictorial traditions.
Sculpture Milwaukee is a nonprofit organization producing guest-curated annual exhibitions of contemporary sculpture with a dedicated focus on public art practices.