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24 Jun 2017

Raw Material

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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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    Manifest Episode 4: The Mind

    Art is an exercise in perspective. This episode highlights works that invite new ways of seeing. Artists reflect on how they see themselves, how others see them, and how to look at the world through performance, portraiture, and abstract painting. Photo: Toyin Ojih Odutola. Photo by King Texas © 2015. Artists featured in this episode: James Luna, Toyin Ojih Odutola, and Katherine Sherwood.

  • Posted on 12 Jun 2017

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    Manifest Episode 3: The Home

    Art is emotional. This episode examines the concept of “home.” Through their work, a sculptor, a painter, and a singer express feelings about being at home, being in exile, safety, fear, connection, and belonging. Photo: Ana Teresa Fernández, by Geraldine Ah-Sue. Artists featured in this episode: Mildred Howard, Ana Teresa Fernández, and Diana Gameros.

  • Posted on 30 May 2017

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    Manifest Episode 2: The Body

    Art is material. This episode explores art in relation to the body. Hear artists reflect on gender and performance, transform themselves into cockroaches, and sculpt self-portraits from chocolate and soap. Photo: Xandra Ibarra, Nude Laughing, performance at The Broad, Los Angeles, 2016. Photo by John Tain. Artists featured in this episode: Xandra Ibarra, Cassils, and Janine Antoni.

  • Posted on 15 May 2017

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    Manifest Episode 1: The Land

    Art is a journey. This episode considers hidden histories through artworks that explore the movement of people, goods and ideas across distant lands. Hear about works made from curry, a 25-part installation on Angel Island, and an immersive three-channel film piece that uses imagery of the sea to evoke larger themes about history and politics. Photo: Flo Oy Wong, by Geraldine Ah-Sue. Artists featured in this episode: Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik, John Akomfrah, and Flo Oy Wong.

  • Posted on 01 May 2017

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    Season 2 Trailer: Manifest

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

  • Posted on 18 Apr 2017

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