Jenie Gao: Survival Tools

Museum of Wisconsin Art

Apr. 14, 2024 - Jul. 29, 2018

205 Veterans Avenue
West Bend, 53095
PH 262.334.9638

In this site-specific installation, Madison artist and printmaker Jenie Gao focuses on two main subjects: the gundog and the bulldog. One represents war and violence, the other protest and speech. Both are fighting for their rights to live. Gao believes that the common denominator behind current discussions about technology, war, human rights, and climate change revolve around what people believe is necessary to “survive” in this world and in the future—even if their ideas differ on possible solutions. For Gao, creativity is about connecting different ideas, people, and perspectives to find shared purpose to solve problems.

Exhibition Activities

Opening Party
Saturday, April 14 | 2:00–5:00
Enjoy meeting the artists at this spring opening party, with light bites, music, and mini tours.

April Coffee Talk
Tuesday, April 10 | 10:30–11:30
Jenie Gao is a printmaker and curator, and presented at TEDxMadison 2016. Join Gao as she shares stories, her views on creativity, and why she’s the “Jen” of all trades.

Image for Jenie Gao, City Planner, Globe Weaver, Ink on paper, 2017

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