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Perfect Knowledge of the Ground

May 27, 2020 – June 18, 2020

[Research & Development]

Virtual

 “Land is a scene of a crime and a strategy of freedom and liberation.”

—Monica M. White

Perfect Knowledge of the Ground is project curated by DC-based, transdisciplinary artist Raina Martens. Comprising of a virtual bookshelf, 25 limited limited-edition mail-order care packages, and a film screening, it responds to the capitalist and colonialist roots of our current ecological crisis by highlighting alternative agricultural practices.

Raina Martens writes: “This project is modeled on the sharing of critical knowledge and care… Instead of reproducing disastrous extractive logics, it turns to Black and Indigenous ways of knowing the ground to offer more reciprocal and collectively life-sustaining models for the future.”

The Virtual Bookshelf is open to the public and accessible here.

About the Curator

Through writing, installation, and ceramic work, Raina Martens dramatizes entanglements between social and material worlds. They are a founding member of ​the Urban Soils Institute’s Art Extension Service, and helped design ​Project: Soils​, a collaborative initiative between artists and soil scientists.

Upcoming

Saturday, June 22, 2024 | 3–5pm
Letting Go, Holding Space, & Moving Through

Past

Thursday, March 21, 2024 | 5-7pm
Currency: An Exchange of Artist Solidarity
SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2024 | 6 - 11pm
2024 Collectors’ Night Gala
Thursday, June 18, 2020 | 8–8:45pm
Film Screening: ‘Land of Friends’ by Carolina Caycedo
Thursday, September 17, 2020 | 7:30–8:30pm
Artist Talk with Vyette Tiya, and Theresa-Xuan & Antonius Bui
Thursday, September 24, 2020 | 7:30–8:30pm
Artist Talk with Akela Jaffi & Emily Ames
Thursday, September 10, 2020 | 7:30–8:30pm
Artist Talk with Jamie Garcia & Juliana Pongutá Forero
January - March 2021 |
Bound
Friday, March 12, 2021 | 8–9pm
Radical Disobedience
Thursday, March 11, 2021 | 7–8pm
Moving Verse
Thursday, February 18, 2021 | 7:30-9pm
El Fondo Como Protagonista (The Background as Protaganist)
Friday, January 23, 2021 | 6:30-7:30pm
Virtual Arepera with Mercedes Golip
Friday, November 17, 2023 | 7-8pm
meta-meta: Conversation with Colby Chamberlain
Thursday, November 2, 2023 | 7-8pm
meta-meta: Performance with Joshua Coyne
Thursday, October 26, 2023 | 6-7:30pm
meta-meta: Workshop with Some People Press
Saturday, March 11, 2023 | 1:30pm
Destroy the World
Wednesday, March 8, 2023 | 5:30-7pm
Queer Life Force: Breathwork + Embodiment Practices
Thursday, March 2, 2023 | 7-9pm
How to build a world (one kiki at a time)
Saturday, February 18, 2023 | 1:30pm
Abolition of Policing—A Critical Theory of Police Power
Saturday, September 9, 2023 | 1-4pm
2023-2024 WPA Season Kick-off & BBQ
Thursday, September 21, 2023 | 7-9pm
2023 Wherewithal Research Presentations
Thursday, July 27, 2023 | 6–7pm
Ama BE: We (too) Grow On Water
Saturday, September 30, 2023 | 1-4pm
Ama BE: Open House
Calling all artists What question fuels your practice? Submit Your Idea How does your process manifest?
Calling all artists What question fuels your practice? Submit Your Idea How does your process manifest?
Calling all artists What question fuels your practice? Submit Your Idea How does your process manifest?