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13 Dec 2017

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Raw Material is an arts and culture podcast from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). Each season focuses on a different topic, featuring voices of artists working in all media and exploring the inspiration and stories behind modern and contemporary art.

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    Landfall Episode 2: Below and Beyond

    “Earth turns to gold in the hands of the wise.” In this episode, meet visionaries who work with and against the landscape to yield something fruitful. Shop the local farmers market, and then explore ways to beat the heat and build a home. How far would you go to survive in a hostile landscape? A speculative story considers the fate of farming in a warming world. Artists featured in this episode: Baldassare Forestiere

  • Posted on 04 Dec 2017

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    Landfall Episode 1: Mounds, Jetties, Trails

    “As long as you’re going to make sculpture, why not make one that competes with a 747, or the Empire State Building, or the Golden Gate Bridge?” This episode introduces artists who did just that. Explore monumental works of art that are meant to withstand time or succumb to its passage. What is your own relationship to the land? A post-apocalyptic tale might dig up more than you expect. Artists featured in this episode: Robert Smithson, Michael Heizer

  • Posted on 20 Nov 2017

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    Season 3 Trailer: Landfall

    Catch a sneak peak of what’s coming this season on Raw Material, from SFMOMA.

  • Posted on 29 Sep 2017

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    Manifest Episode 6: The Community

    Art brings us together. In this episode, members of Bay Area art collectives discuss what it means to make work for, by and with their communities. They reflect on the power of art to heal, inspire, and break down systems of oppression. Artists featured in this episode: 100 Days of Action, Club Chai, Russell E.L. Butler. Photo: 100 Days of Action, by Ben Leon.

  • Posted on 10 Jul 2017

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    Manifest Episode 5: The Legacy

    Art is a form of remembrance. This episode features two artists, both born in Iran, discussing the very different ways their practices have been influenced by the country’s turbulent history. They consider how this legacy, whether inherited or experienced firsthand, is impossible to ignore. Photo: Arash Fayez. Photo by Geraldine Ah-Sue.
 Artists featured in this episode: Taraneh Hemami and Arash Fayez.

  • Posted on 26 Jun 2017

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