Thursday, Feb 4, 2021

Spring 2021 Sciame Series: Mel Chin and Ronald Rael



Thursday, Feb 4, 2021

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Online - Zoom meeting


Please join us for the new SCIAME Lecture Series, &/Or.  Mel Chin and Ronald Rael will discuss art and architecture, introduced and moderated by Max Wolf.

Free and open to the public - Please register for this Zoom event here.

In this online series, curators Viren Brahmbhatt, Ali C. Höcek, and Martin Stigsgaard argue that the traditional format of a single lecturer speaking to an audience sets up a binary opposite all of its own -- speaker/listener, which simply reinforces the power structure between those who "possess" knowledge and those who "consume" it. In its place, the &/Or Online Dialogues will present two speakers in conversation with each other, moderated by a third. The series features prominent artists, activists, and architects from across the globe who will discuss their work and the unique political and environmental challenges they confront.

Mel Chin conveys complex ideas and themes through a mutative strategy, working alone or employing different disciplines and people, compelled by researched concept. From such critical means, actions, films, to objects are realized, as necessary. He is based in North Carolina.

Ronald Rael is the Eva Li Memorial Chair in Architecture and Director of the Master of Architecture program with a joint appointment in the Department of Architecture, in the College of Environmental Design, and the Department of Art Practice at the University of California, Berkeley.

Max Wolf has worked as an independent curator, and art dealer for over 2 decades. Most recently he held the position as director and chief curator of Red Bull Arts -- a non-commercial contemporary art program, with locations in NYC and Detroit, which he founded in 2013 with the aim of redefining the role of corporate patronage in the arts.


Lecture series sponsored by Sciame . . . Where Building Is an Art with additional funding provided by the Bernard & Anne Spitzer School of Architecture Fund.

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