Perspectives on Isolation
April 3 through June 6, 2021
The feeling of isolation is familiar to each and every one of us—we can experience it in a crowd as surely as when we are completely alone. However, never in living memory has isolation been so prominent, such an obtrusive specter hovering over our collective consciousness. Everyone experiences isolation in their own unique way, and teenagers are no exception. It is critical that our youth have a platform to express the pain, the beauty, and everything in between that we find in solitude. Isolation isn’t always synonymous with loneliness, and here in this space we can be united in our isolation.
This exhibition is organized by the MMoCA Teen Forum. Members of the Teen Forum have been meeting virtually to receive mentorship from MMoCA Curatorial and Educational staff in order to conceive, plan, curate, and implement this exhibition
The Teen Forum consists of a small group of 9th-12th graders, ages 14-18 in the Madison area who are interested and passionate about all kinds of art, including traditional and nontraditional art forms. The Teen Forum has the autonomy to build a meaningful and relevant arts program at the museum, and will be exposed to a diverse array of careers within the arts. Members are paid a stipend.
This year’s Teen Forum members are Keomali Johnston, Thavida Johnston, Sophie Kunstman, Josie Schoen, Ransom Stalker-Herron, and Z Winchester.