CREATIVE LAB: RAUL MARTINEZ

Work by Raul Martinez (detail). Photo: SF Museum of Craft & Design
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Creative Lab is a series of interdisciplinary workshops designed and led by Guild Hall’s Visiting, Exhibiting, and Resident artists. Each Creative Lab invites participants to learn about an artist’s practice through an open lecture and a participatory workshop.

This Lab will be led by artist & lawyer Raul Martinez. Martinez’s work examines the intersections between art and language and, more specifically, the possibilities of using legal language (i.e., employment contracts, traffic rules and regulations, military training codes, etc.) as material for art, dance, and performance.

The Lab will focus on Martinez’s work as part of the collective DETEXT and his current work in the Guild Hall exhibition, Spin A Yarn.

  • Raul Martinez

    As an artist and lawyer, Raul Martinez is interested in the intersections between art and language, and more specifically in the possibilities of using legal language (i.e., employment contracts, traffic rules and regulations, military training codes, etc.) as material for art, dance and performance. Working as part of DETEXT, a shifting collective of artists and designers, the group has often used material culled from the Internet. Martinez examines how ideology enters the collective consciousness and the impact of mass media on social relations.

    https://www.detext.org

    Pictured: Raul Martinez Hands. Photo courtesy of SF Museum of Craft & Design

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Guild Hall’s Learning + New Works programs are made possible through The Patti Kenner Arts Education Fellowship, Vital Projects Fund, the Glickberg/Abrahams S. Kutler Foundation, Stephanie Joyce and Jim Vos, the Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Endowment Fund, and The Melville Straus Family Endowment. 

Museum programs are supported by Crozier Fine Arts and funding from The Michael Lynne Museum Endowment and The Melville Straus Family Endowment.  

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