Towards a Raw Materialism

University of California Irvine, 2021

Towards a Raw Materialism was an exhibition project with artists Patty Chang, Miles Coolidge, Ravi GuneWardena, and David Kelley, curated by Simon Leung.

The event consisted of an exhibition in the xMPL (Experimental Media Performance Lab) and several online events with artists and scholars. This project collected 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.