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ragweed is a project space 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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GRAYSON ALABISO-CAHILL: FIRST A RADICAL, AND SECOND, AN OPTIMIST

PRESS RELEASE

I.
On May 16, 1871 Gustave Courbet oversaw the demolition of the Vendôme column, a monument to the imperialism of Napoleon.

II.
There is a blurriness to this reflection; it is marred by dust, deterioration.

III.
spectral words loose focus

IV.
wry smiles, loud voices, stolen pistols

ragged hair, wind tousled blue eyed

my crooked teeth

V.
“They rose from homes; from garbage, furniture, and cobblestone. They coalesced, gaining momentum as they flew upwards.”
Feb 8 — Mar 24 2019
Exhibition view.