The publication And if I devoted my life to one of its feathers? Aesthetic Responses to Extraction, Accumulation, and Dispossession was published in the context of the group exhibition of the same name presented by Kunsthalle Wien in 2021 together with Wiener Festwochen. The publication was edited by the curator of the exhibition, Miguel A. López.
The written contributions reflect – like the exhibited works – on the rationale of exploitation, the fast-paced mining of raw materials, and environmental destruction as a colonial legacy. They deconstruct Western patriarchal models and enduring colonial and racist discourses, tell the story of Indigenous survival in the face of ancestral genocide, and celebrate encounters defined by solidarity in their resistance to misogyny, imperialist violence, and state oppression.
With a foreword by What, How & for Whom / WHW and Christophe Slagmuylder.
Texts by: Marisol de la Cadena • Quishile Charan • Manuel Chavajay • Annalee Davis • Chto Delat • Jim Denomie • Denise Ferreira da Silva • Miguel A. López • Daniela Ortiz • Prabhakar Pachpute • Amanda Piña • Elizabeth A. Povinelli • Mia Eve Rollow (Zapantera Negra) • Naomi Rincón Gallardo • Victoria Santa Cruz • Olinda Silvano / Reshinjabe • Cecilia Vicuña
2022, published by Kunsthalle Wien and Sternberg Press
Editing: Miguel A. López
Design: Dejan Kršić
17 x 24 cm, 265 pages, color illustrations, one poster as insert
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