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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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ragweed invites contemporary artists of all mediums to submit work that engages the writing of Franco Berardi, whose work focuses on the role of media and information technology within post-industrial capitalist society.

The pandemic period between March 2020 and the present saw an immense expansion of communication capitalism, the digital merging with the everyday like never before through techno-mediated social distancing. Taking the relationship between temporality and meaning as a starting point, this curatorial project begins by identifying erosions of meaning under the acceleration of semiocapitalism - in an attempt to address the question, can you have democracy without meaning and can you have meaning without time?

Artists are invited to submit speculative works in progress as well as existing works. Artists should send a current CV, and an image list with title, size, and medium to ivanova@yorku.ca