Cover: Portrait of Ron Athey wearing Leigh Bowery’s gown, 2001. Photo: Michael Childers.

Volume 24, Number 2

X-TRA, Los Angeles

November 18, 2022

Fall/winter launch party: November 19, 11am–2pm
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In this new issue:

Artist's Project
An Analchist Manifesto: Trans-Planting: Anal Poetics and Vegetal Love
Un Manifesto Analiquista. Tra(n)plantar. Poéticas Anales y Amor Vegetal
Johan Mijail
Translated by manuel arturo abreu
Photos by Eugenia Vargas-Pereira

Like Spiders Spinning Light: Reflections on Jacqueline de la Baume Dürrbach’s Guernica Tapestry at the UN
David Weldzius

A Museum for the Afterlife 
Mariana Fernández on Gala Porras-Kim

The Erotic Fungibility of Ron Athey
April Baca

Interventions and Placemaking in Kumasi: Interview with crazinisT artisT 
Jareh Das

Conversation with Kayla Tange and Hailey Loman on Private Practices: AAPI Artist and Sex Worker Collection 
Delaney Chieyen Holton

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The fall/winter launch party will be held at Commonwealth Council and include a performance by Christina Catherine Martinez, Chad Damiani, and Karen Hall.