On Being Included
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11.3 / On Being Included

Edited by Latipa and Yusef

The project of inclusion is painful. It is the contending of deeply rooted structures that our bodies do not and cannot conform to.

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Unintentional Inclusion and Indigenous Art by Jolene Rickard (Tuscarora)

Unintentional Inclusion and Indigenous Art

Feature

Within art-world centers, inclusion of Indigenous art is complicated by a number of factors including an ongoing omission of Indigenous nationhood expressed as sovereignty.

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The Mode of Production as Empire by Chaédria LaBouvier

The Mode of Production as Empire

Feature

n lieu of seismic institutional change, "firsts" are personal wins that are extrapolated to virtue signal "change," and become iconographies of representation for marginalized people, the vast majority for whom a hiring freeze is still in place.

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The Future of Art Practical by Art Practical Editors

The Future of Art Practical

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Amid a broader landscape of closures, we regret to announce that Art Practical's publishing relationship with California College of the Arts (CCA) will conclude on June 30, 2020.

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remain        | un | conquered by Eunsong Kim

remain     | un | conquered

Feature

Inclusion denotes safety, legacy, and foundation. Part of what is being dangled in inclusion is the condition of object immortalization: air conditioning, guards, conservation experts, curators, educators, more.

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On the Limits of Witnessing by Raquel Gutiérrez

On the Limits of Witnessing

Feature

This is one narration of Brown witnessing to the white cube and its attending supremacies, under an administration currently working to ensure our annihilation.

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Trees in Pretty Shapes: Jeamin Cha at KADIST by Maddie Klett

Trees in Pretty Shapes: Jeamin Cha at KADIST

New Takes

Trees, pets, technology, all have been made to serve the advancement and preservation of humankind. What happens when advancement stalls, or doesn’t move forward as expected?

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Episode 6: Indira Allegra with Rhiannon Evans MacFadyen by Rhiannon Evans MacFadyen

Episode 6: Indira Allegra with Rhiannon Evans MacFadyen

Notes from MoAD

For our sixth episode of Notes from MoAD, multidisciplinary artist Indira Allegra and curator Rhiannon Evans MacFadyen discuss an expanding of world and experience, the interplay of consent and complicity, exhaustion of identity-based inquiry, and the temperature of colonialism.

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Shelter-in-Studio by Art Practical Editors

Shelter-in-Studio

Living & Working: Covid-19

At Art Practical, we have compiled a selection from the many proliferating online lists and guides in response to COVID-19 directed to artists, art educators, cultural workers, and cultural organizations. While certainly not all-encompassing, we hope that this list can direct our readers to useful resources and strategies, as the situation rapidly evolves.

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All the World’s End

11.1 / All the World’s End

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As the climate crisis escalates and the sixth mass extinction approaches, we are thinking through all the things that are coming to an end, but also business-as-usual behaviors being called to end. 

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In/With/For the Public

11.2 / In/With/For the Public

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Advice and resources to inspire and empower current and future generations of artists in developing creative, ethical, and sustainable ways of engaging with the public. 

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