These artists want to make you fall in love with them in seven minutes. And if you’re lucky, you might be able to take some of that love home.
“Speed Dating,” held Monday evening at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, will feature presentations by 11 graduate students from the UW-Madison art department. The event is a requirement of their coursework. But instead of your run-of-the-mill, end-of-semester talks, the group came up with a fresh idea: Each artist or collaborative will deliver a fleet-footed presentation, then raffle off a piece of their original artwork.
“We were thinking about flipping the traditional idea of an art lecture — we’ve sat through many of them ourselves as students — and wanted it to be really engaging,” said graduate student Max Puchalsky.
“Everyone’s going to have their own unique spin. Their task was just to do something a little innovative or interesting, and also just condensed within seven minutes. It’s also unusual to hear that many artists back-to-back.”