Towards a Raw Materialism

  • Towards a Raw Materialism

Towards a Raw Materialism

Curated and Organized by Simon Leung


Winter 2021


Exhibit space (closed to public):
xMPL (Experimental Media Performance Lab)

Towards a Raw Materialism is an experimental project with artists Patty Chang, David Kelley, Ravi GuneWadena, and Miles Coolidge. The event consists of an exhibition in the xMPL (Experimental Media Performance Lab) and several online events with artists and scholars. This project collects contemporary artists working across numerous media (film, performance, photography, and ikebana), each dealing with the raw material of the earth – metal, water, wood, coal, etc. – simultaneously as the content and the physical medium of their work.

Co-sponsored by the Art Department, the Department of Asian American Studies in the School of Humanities, with faculty participation from the School of Social Sciences, and UCI Illuminations


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Image: Miles Coolidge, Coal Seam, Bergwerk Prosper-Haniel 1, 2013. Pigment inkjet print, 57 x 50 inches. Courtesy of the artist.