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Current IssueAutumn 2022

Issue 152

Extraction

By now we understand extraction as the political-ontological basis for the circulation of resources under neoliberal capitalism—and that agents of such appropriation scarcely do enough to respect, heal, and replenish their sources. From sex work and old-growth forests to ghost towns and lost languages, this issue explores artistic and activist practices that interrogate an array of extractive efforts and attempt to demarcate non-extractive modalities. 

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Rather than mere celebration and aesthetic validation, anti-extractivism offers a framework for deeper engagement between artists, curators, critics, and those curious about the work, the artistic process, the community, and the systems of knowledge held therein.
Anil Narine, in Tilling: Permanence for Black Diasporic Art in Canada