Well I am not qualified to answer that (material) rhetorical question for you, but I can tell you that What is Matter? — a group exhibition with works by Wang Guangle (b. 1976 Fujian, China), Serge Attukwei Clottey (b. 1985 Accra, Ghana), Ada Sokół (b.1994 Wrocław, Poland), Jeff Miller (b. 1987 Rhode Island, USA) and Thomas Schmidt (b. 1980 Alberta, Canada) — opens on Saturday afternoon at Intelligentsia Gallery.
Hutong brain-trust tag team Garcia Frankowski breaks it down:
"Reformulating the Marxist/Leninist question ‘What is Matter? What is Experience?’ the exhibition explores the dialectic between materialism and empiro-criticsm, between the material world with its objective realities and ideological constructions and the field of experience, sensations, feelings and narratives... Coffin paint, coal reconstructions, and performative sculptures question what matter is and how it reflects on our sociological, psychological, and structural spheres, exploring its influences on art production and how they are manifested through meditation, experimentation and critique."
Opening soiree is tomorrow (Saturday, June 6), at 6pm (ooooh... evil!). Afterwards the exhibit will remain on view by appointment until Sunday, July 5. More info in the listing.