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ragweed is an exhibition platform experimenting with poetic inquiry; rehearsing the strengths of poetry as a medium of care and resistance and positioning the poetic as the frontier for emancipatory politics

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SOPHIA OPPEL: AN INFINITE LOOP IN THE VIRTUAL PLAZA

PRESS RELEASE

a machine for living in
a functionality that eases

sliding seamlessly into the production line;
pore-less and slick
like glossed marble.

hands co-opted for consumption manicured nails swiping across manicured screens
knuckle centipedes,
erasing the fingerprints of power

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Journal FYI

More on Sophia Oppel
Oct 05 — 27 2019 
Exhibition view.

FRANCES ADAIR MCKENZIE:
DAY OF Y


PRESS RELEASE

The sun also rises
on milk tits tilted to lips,
cat paws invoiced in clay,
before shapelessness got baked as bricks

More on Frances Adair McKenzie
Aug 30 — Sep 22 2019
Frances Adair McKenzie, "A La Une," 2019, Wax, pigment, 32” x 18” x 4”.


ZEESY POWERS, ANGUS TARNAWSKY, ANTON VIDOKLE: 2020

PRESS RELEASE

Veronika has asked me to write a brief introduction to this collection of works, and for the past few weeks, I have grappled with how to approach this task. Over the last year, I have found myself struggling with the arts, with our relationship to power, and with our inability to enact change. I thought first of writing about this tension, about the support of a community, and about art’s role in dreaming of new worlds. I found that I could not articulate these things with any passion because I am frustrated, burnt out, and frankly, terrified of the future.

More on
Zeesy Powers
Angus Tawnawsky
Anton Vidokle
Jul 07 2019

Anton Vidokle, still from Immortality For All: a film trilogy on Russian Cosmism (2014-2017). HD video, color, sound. 96’. Russian with English subtitles.


GARRETT LOCKHART, NIKKI WOOLSEY, SUZANNA ZAK: PLANET OF WEEDS

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Hope is a duty from which paleontologists are exempt. Their job is to take the long view, the cold and stony view, of triumphs and catastrophes in the history of life. They study teeth, tree trunks, leaves, pollen, and other biological relics, and from it they attempt to discern the lost secrets of time, the big patterns of stasis and change, the trends of innovation and adaptation and refinement and decline that have blown and evaporated, like sea winds among ancient creatures in ancient ecosystems. Although life is their subject, death and burial supply all their data. This gives to paleontologists a certain distance, a perspective beyond the reach of anxiety over outcomes of the struggles they chronicle. If “hope is the thing with feathers,” as Emily Dickinson said, then it's good to remember that feathers don't generally fossilize well.

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TZVETNIK

More on
Garrett Lockhart
Nikki Woolsey
Suzanna Zak
Jul 12 — Aug 11 2019
Exhibition view.