Environmentalism

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Warmer: A Collection of Comics About Climate Change for the Fearful & Hopeful by Matthew Thurber
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Comics have a good chance of surviving ecological disaster. Unlike, for example, blue-chip video art, there may be a place for hand-drawn sequential graphics after floodwaters recede.

Rain Like Cotton by Jennifer Kabat
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Picture an area the size of Manhattan covered in sand. It rises and falls and disappears.

Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen by Michael Wilson
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A modestly sized but nonetheless ambitious blend of catalog, monograph, and artist’s project, the book accompanies a touring exhibition of the same name which opened at the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, in March 2016.

Amitav Ghosh and Curt Stager
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If novelists could tell the story of climate change, they might spark the action scientists are calling for in order to save the planet.

Dispatch from Standing Rock #4 by Ati Maier

Brooklyn-based artist Ati Maier is currently in North Dakota, where she has joined the Standing Rock Sioux in their demonstrations against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Dispatch from Standing Rock #3 by Ati Maier

Brooklyn-based artist Ati Maier is currently in North Dakota, where she has joined the Standing Rock Sioux in their demonstrations against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Dispatch from Standing Rock #2 by Ati Maier

Brooklyn-based artist Ati Maier is currently in North Dakota, where she has joined the Standing Rock Sioux in their demonstrations against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Dispatch from Standing Rock #1 by Ati Maier

Brooklyn-based artist Ati Maier is currently in North Dakota, where she has joined the Standing Rock Sioux in their demonstrations against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Portfolio by A.L. Steiner

KEEP IT IN THE GROUND

Speculative Heroism by David Burr Gerrard
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Alexander Weinstein’s debut collection, Children of the New World, presents us with a future absurd enough to be our own.

Amy Balkin by Monica Westin
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“Criminal evidence, not scientific evidence, as gathered from sites of slow crimes in progress.”

Daniel Dencik & Michael Haslund by Anya Jaremko-Greenwold
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Melting glaciers, Metallica, and the Arctic.

Christine and Margaret Wertheim by Marianne Shaneen
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Christine Wertheim’s recently released book mUtter-bAbel is gorgeously hyperbolic, a primordial pataphysics of text and drawings that explores relationships between babies, mothers, language, and “ugly archaic feelings and their troubling social effects.”

David Brooks by Mary Mattingly
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Nature, sustainability, urbanism, and the overlapping interests of two artists who produce very different work.

smudge studio by Sara Jacobs & Emily Gordon
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James Sherry by Zoe R Panagopoulos
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Beyond the pastoral, James Sherry engages our biosphere with the syncretic Oops! Environmental Poetics.

Listening to Cynthia by Katherine Cooper
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Katherine Cooper addresses a series of letters to performance artist Cynthia Hopkins in response to her work, This Clement World.

Ingo Schulze by Eliot Weinberger
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“Anyone who has ever visited a slum knows that the worst part is not the wretched shacks, the dust, the rusty water tanks, the crowds of people, crime, etcetera, but the smell.”

Futurefarmers by David van der Leer
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If your knowledge of the San Francisco collective Futurefarmers ends at the Twitter logo (which they designed in 2007), you’re in for a surprise. This multifaceted design team runs the gamut, both in terms of production and strategies of audience engagement. 

Chris Metzier and Jeff Springer’s Plagues & Pleasures on the Salton Sea by Williams Cole
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Plagues & Pleasures on the Salton Sea is a darkly comedic documentary about a little known body of water found in the strange inland environs to the east of LA. 

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