Material Ligero is a project generated by five artists from Santiago, Chile. During their residency, the artists will create work in-situ. Material Ligero explores three concerns relating to contemporary practice: the ways in which art circulates; the materiality of artworks; and the ways in which the political and visual may interconnect. Central to Material Ligero is the relationship of art and materials within their socio- economic context.
The project will incorporate a conference, studio visits, workshop and a catalogue that documents the artwork and includes a critical introduction and background to the artists’ research and conceptual stages of the project across its development. Material Ligero highlights corporality – that of the artist, the spectator and of art itself to embrace the global and cultural potential of contemporary art.