Sculpture Milwaukee be co-curated by artists Theaster Gates and Michelle Grabner. The show will launch in June 2021 and run through autumn of 2022. Now in its fifth year, Sculpture Milwaukee is one of the largest annual outdoor exhibitions to focus on contemporary sculpture and public art practices.
Michelle Grabner, whose Untitled sculpture appeared in Sculpture Milwaukee’s inaugural exhibition in 2017 stated, "It is exhilarating to co-curate Sculpture Milwaukee with Theaster, knowing that the process will result in wholehearted and attentive conversations between two artists who are deeply invested in sculptural form, materiality, and the urgent political and aesthetic issues embedded in a large-scale public exhibition.”
The organization will continue with virtual artist talks, and, if conditions improve aroundthe ongoing pandemic, in-person programming may resume. Sculpture Milwaukee will continue to celebrate sculpture by knitting together an offering of artwork that imparts artistic perspectives, material imagination, and creative expressions within a city-landscape that foregrounds civic engagement and diverse cultural
A complete list of artists and artworks will be released in Spring 2021.