The processes of colonization often feature campaigns to decouple indigenous inhabitants from their relationship with the land. This practice has a particularly violent history in the Russian republic of Yakutia and across wider Siberia; indeed, systemic oppression and exploitation continues there to this day. While the international art world has turned its attention towards indigenous futures and forms of knowledge, it has focused primarily on the Americas as well as the Nordic and Oceania regions. “Siberia: Dissolving Earths” discusses the need for developing an international platform for Siberia and its indigenous cultural, ecological, and scientific communities, especially in a time when ties with the region are being severed given its “Russian” identity, a categorization so few of the region's inhabitants want.

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