Material Thinking

Wednesday, November 17, 6:00 p.m.


Artists and scholars are embracing the idea that materials are not passive or inert, but that they brim with unique characters, histories, and qualities that must be recognized and respected. This panel will engage the vitality of matter in art at a time in which truths put forth in meta-narratives of colonialism and free-market fundamentalism are beginning to crumble. The New Materialist turn can be seen as a creative move away from anthropocentric conceptions of nature, a move that acknowledges how "being human" essentially is a collaborative process where other forms of life and non-life play defining roles.

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