Material Politics, or the Unruly Substances of Contemporary Art

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 3:24pm -- lwhite

Why have some of the most interesting contemporary artists working today abandoned the traditional materials of art to work with rubber, sugar, gold and oil, chalk, soap and shoelaces?  Join us as Leora Maltz-Leca, Redwood’s Curator of Contemporary Projects explores how contemporary artists like Kader Attia and Pascale Marthine Tayou, Kara Walker and Berni Searle activate the social histories and material politics embedded in their material choices, harnessing the messy materials of the world to plumb the histories and associations of everyday substances like sugar and spice, lambs and indigo.


Admission is $20. Register online or by calling 401-847-0292.


This lecture series is generously sponsored by Jarzombek Family: Marianne, Mark and Michelle Drum.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm