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An Arts and Culture Podcast by SFMOMA Raw Material is an arts and culture podcast from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Each season we partner with a different “podcaster-in-residence” to explore modern and contemporary art through a new lens. Along the way we bring you voices of artists and thinkers from around the globe who offer surprising perspectives on the world through their work.

An Arts and Culture Podcast by SFMOMA Raw Material is an arts and culture podcast from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Each season we partner with a different “podcaster-in-residence” to explore modern and contemporary art through a new lens. Along the way we bring you voices of artists and thinkers from around the globe who offer surprising perspectives on the world through their work.
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San Francisco, CA

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An Arts and Culture Podcast by SFMOMA Raw Material is an arts and culture podcast from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Each season we partner with a different “podcaster-in-residence” to explore modern and contemporary art through a new lens. Along the way we bring you voices of artists and thinkers from around the globe who offer surprising perspectives on the world through their work.

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English


Episodes

Landfall Episode 4: Bewilderment

1/15/2018
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“Great leaders in all ages have sought the desert and heard its voice.” Land artists like Michael Heizer and Robert Smithson found inspiration in the desert, but they were not the only-- or the first-- to do so. Three artists offer reflections that examine our relationship with the Great Basin and the art it provokes.

Duration: 00:25:23


Landfall Episode 3: Atmospheres

12/18/2017
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“If that had been men, doing that for a day, it would have been famous. Everyone would have known about it. But since it was women… it’s just gone.” Meet some of the historically overlooked women of the land art movement, who often worked in stark opposition to the “plundering of the earth” approach their male contemporaries engaged in. Then, leave the macho art world in the dust with a fictional exercise in mediation. Artists featured in this episode: Judy Chicago, Nancy Holt, Mierle...

Duration: 00:27:56


Landfall Episode 2: Below and Beyond

12/4/2017
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“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

Duration: 00:26:04


Landfall Episode 1: Mounds, Jetties, Trails

11/20/2017
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“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

Duration: 00:25:07


Season 3 Trailer: Landfall

9/29/2017
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Catch a sneak peak of what’s coming this season on Raw Material, from SFMOMA.

Duration: 00:01:06


Manifest Episode 6: The Community

7/10/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:19:12


Manifest Episode 5: The Legacy

6/26/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:18:43


Manifest Episode 4: The Mind

6/12/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:22:28


Manifest Episode 3: The Home

5/30/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:25:47


Manifest Episode 2: The Body

5/15/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:23:07


Manifest Episode 1: The Land

5/1/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:19:03


Season 2 Trailer: Manifest

4/17/2017
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Catch a sneak peak of what’s coming this season on Raw Material, from SFMOMA.

Duration: 00:01:12


Otherworld Episode 6: The Presence

12/12/2016
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Artists share personal experiences they have had with ghosts and the paranormal. A conceptual sculptor describes creating a piece using a “presence” as his primary material. Artists featured in this episode: Tom Friedman, India Cook, Rosemary Brown, Elizabeth Robinson, Micki Pellerano Image © Tom Friedman; Courtesy of the artist, Luhring Augustine, New York, and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London.

Duration: 00:18:53


Otherworld Episode 5: The Vibration

11/28/2016
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Artists discuss how they both add to and draw from from Earth’s vibrations. A conceptual artist presents a chapel he has built for bees, and a free jazz improviser talks about making music with natural biological rhythms. Photo: Terence Koh, by Ross Simonini. Artists featured in this episode: Terence Koh, Milford Graves, Nat Evans.

Duration: 00:22:46


Otherworld Episode 4: The Diviner

11/14/2016
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Artists discuss intuition and divination, techniques used to perceive and foresee the unknown. They explore the intersections of their work with palmistry, poetry, astrology, and clairsentient readings. Artists featured in this episode: CA Conrad To read a transcript of our full interview with CAConrad, visit: http://openspace.sfmoma.org/2016/11/extreme-present-a-conversation-with-caconrad/

Duration: 00:23:07


Otherworld Episode 3: The Sigil

10/31/2016
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Experimental musician, pioneering performance artist, and general cult phenomenon Genesis Breyer P-Orridge reveals the role of magic in h/er life and artistic practice. S/he describes h/er decades-long mystical work with sigils, chaos magick, sex magick, and the philosophies of Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth. Image: Genesis Breyer P-Orridge by Ross Simonini Artists featured in this episode: Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Micki Pellerano

Duration: 00:22:41


Otherworld Episode 2: The Ceremony

10/17/2016
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A folk musician conducts an ayahuasca ceremony, a performance artist describes her shamanic rituals, and a pioneer of conceptual art communes with animals and inhabits his own unconscious. Image: Joseph Beuys, I Like America And America Likes Me, 1974. Artists featured in this episode: Santiparro, Dohee Lee, Joseph Beuys.

Duration: 00:20:02


Otherworld Episode 1: The Vessel

10/3/2016
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A performance artist, a philosopher, a violinist, and a new age composer make art by harnessing unknown forces, deities, and interdimensional beings. An artist at the turn of the twentieth century holds a séance with spirits and gives birth to abstract painting. Photo of Dohee Lee by Pak Han.

Duration: 00:20:37


Season 1 Trailer: Otherworld

9/19/2016
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Discover Raw Material, a new arts and culture podcast from SFMOMA, coming October 2016.

Duration: 00:00:53