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November 28, 2016

The Communicative Ecology of Artist Rights

Sidd Joag, New York City

Even as the relationship between the fields of arts, culture and human rights becomes more defined, the global community of organizations, networks and civil society initiatives working at that intersection, advocating for artists and defending free expression remains a relatively small, tight-knit group. However, despite existing connectivity, there is a...

ROUNDTABLE

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November 12, 2016

What can a process grounded in art-making and aesthetic priorities accomplish that community organizing cannot?

Aaron Landsman, New York City  |  Jamel Ayala, New York City |  Deland Chan, Stanford, CA |  Angela Choi, New York City |  Jay Koo, New York City |  Emani Love, Detroit |  Tiffany Zorrilla, New York City |  Kristian Davis Bailey, Detroit |  Ezio Rosa, São Paulo |  Ashley Holden, New York City |  Gabriella Marrero, New York City | 

STORY

Honduras_featured
November 1, 2016

Honduras: The Habit of Silence—A Graphic Novel

German Andino, Bilbao, Spain

Script & Ink: German Andino Introduction Script: Alberto Arce Translation: Andrew Hart *Click on arrows or drag/swipe images to navigate. About German Andino German Andino was born in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, in 1984. He is a man of the streets. But his story, in the streets, is not one...

FEATURED

emadtayefeh
November 27, 2016

Relocating: Emad Tayefeh

Sidd Joag, New York City

It cost Emad Tayefeh $10,000 to bribe Iranian border guards for safe passage to Turkey, $2,500 of which was financed by the advocacy organization Freedom House. While living as a refugee in Istanbul he paid $4,700 for rent, $3,000 for food, and $600 for local transportation over the course of...

ESSAYS

ar_framer
November 28, 2016

The Communicative Ecology of Artist Rights

Sidd Joag, New York City

Even as the relationship between the fields of arts, culture and human rights becomes more defined, the global community of organizations, networks and civil society initiatives working at that intersection, advocating for artists and defending free expression remains a relatively small, tight-knit group. However, despite existing connectivity, there is a...

emadtayefeh
November 27, 2016

Relocating: Emad Tayefeh

Sidd Joag, New York City

It cost Emad Tayefeh $10,000 to bribe Iranian border guards for safe passage to Turkey, $2,500 of which was financed by the advocacy organization Freedom House. While living as a refugee in Istanbul he paid $4,700 for rent, $3,000 for food, and $600 for local transportation over the course of...

sljbanner
November 18, 2016

I Dream Feeling, Otherwise

Ashon Crawley, Los Angeles

I woke up crying. It was a January morning, the 23rd, and I missed someone. Some family member, or some acquaintance, or some stranger — it matters not — died in the dream, disrupting my slumber. I woke up, tears in my eyes, the tears carrying the material weight and...

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November 5, 2016

Nasty Grrrl Baby (2016)

Niki Singleton, New York City

I think most people living in the United States are incredibly sick of this never-ending election season. The sickening, overt misogyny we are subjected to on a regular basis, which is perpetuated through the media, is particularly troubling. Why in 2016 do we have a presidential candidate that wants to...

ROUNDTABLES

emanilovephoto
November 12, 2016

What can a process grounded in art-making and aesthetic priorities accomplish that community organizing cannot?

Aaron Landsman, New York City  |  Jamel Ayala, New York City |  Deland Chan, Stanford, CA |  Angela Choi, New York City |  Jay Koo, New York City |  Emani Love, Detroit |  Tiffany Zorrilla, New York City |  Kristian Davis Bailey, Detroit |  Ezio Rosa, São Paulo |  Ashley Holden, New York City |  Gabriella Marrero, New York City | 

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July 1, 2016

How does the line that defines an area have the power to create and an equally great capacity to divide and destroy?

James Bridle, Athens |  draftworks*, Nicosia & Athens |  Dongsei Kim, Melbourne |  Emma Xin Ma, Toronto |  Gili Merin, Tel Aviv |  Ania Molenda, Rotterdam |  Lada Nakonechna, Kiev |  Evan Pavka, Montreal |  Amrit Phull, Toronto |  Rosa Rogina, London |  Kathryn Schwartzkopf, Seattle |  Miriam Ho, Toronto |  Ruth Jones, Toronto & Los Angeles |  Michael Taylor, Zurich | 

By Flickr user janelleorsi
May 26, 2016

What Would an Actual Sharing Economy Look Like?

Fernando García-Dory, Madrid & Majorca |  Eeva Moore, Berlin |  Majken Overgaard, Copenhagen |  Mary Rowe, New York City |  Rasmus Sangild, Copenhagen  |  Mikkel Stjernberg, Elsinore, Denmark  |  Anne Waak, Berlin |  Sixten Kai Nielsen Martin Rosengaard, Copenhagen |  Caroline Woolard, Brooklyn |  Christian Ingemann, Copenhagen | 

Once Upon a Time an Egyptian Cat was Put to Work – ink, acrylic, and marker on cardboard copyright Ganzeer, 2013
April 30, 2016

Visions of resilience: Eighteen artists say or show something in response to the word “resilience”

David Maddox, New York City |  Patrick Lydon, San Jose & Seoul |  Juan Carlos Arroyo, Bogotá |  Katrine Claassens, Cape Town |  David Brooks, New York City |  Rebecca Chesney, Preston |  Emilio Fantin, Milan |  Lloyd Godman, Melbourne |  Fran Ilich, New York City |  Todd Lanier Lester, São Paulo |  Frida Larios, Antiguo Cuzcatlán, Copán, and Washington |  Mary Mattingly, New York City |  E. J. McAdams, New York City |  Mary Miss, New York City |  Edna Peres, Johannesburg |  Caroline Robinson, Auckland |  Finzi Saidi, Pretoria |  Keijiro Suzuki, Yamaguchi & Nagoya |  Ganzeer, Los Angeles | 

REVIEWS

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November 28, 2016

Fictioning Names

Ashon Crawley, Los Angeles

Berry Berry. Sometimes fictions function to produce memory. And the genius and beauty of Barry Jenkins’s 2016 film Moonlight is not in its being presumably a universal story to which we all can relate. It is in this: that attention to the depth of emotion in the film can prompt in viewers our own search for such histories, such emotions, such...

Flyer: A Person Livid with AIDS
September 28, 2016

We Have a Past and a Future

Theodore Kerr, New York City

A review of  Dazzle Camouflage: Spectacular Theatrical Strategies for Resistance and Resilience by Ezra Berkeley Nepon. 2014. ISBN-13: 9780692595350. E. Nepon. 154 pages. Buy the book.  Dazzle Camouflage: Spectacular Theatrical Strategies for Resistance and Resilience is the type of book you want to buy multiple copies of and give to your friends so you all can talk about it. It’s funny, accessible,...

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July 4, 2016

In the Shadow of an Epidemic

Mike Young, Toronto

A review of Sarah Schulman’s The Gentrification of the Mind: Witness to a Lost Generation I came out to my friends as an impulsive, drain-chain-wearing sixteen-year-old. I knew little about the Gay Liberation movement or the queer community. Instead, I met a cute punk on a Toronto streetcar and felt a familiar stab of desire in my gut. When he casually...

Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) Great Black Music Ensemble performance paying tribute to the musician Captain Walter Dyett and  Dr. Margaret T. Burroughs, June 29, 2011; by Flickr user Sumi-I.
June 24, 2016

Experience vs. Magic: Improvisation and Civic Action

Ruslana Lichtzier, Chicago

A review of  The Fierce Urgency of Now: Improvisation, Rights, and the Ethics of Co-creation (Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice) by Daniel Fischlin, Ajay Heble, and George Lipsitz. 2014. ISBN: 0822354780. Duke University Press Books. 328 pages. Buy the book.  The Fierce Urgency of Now has a unique structure: a long prelude followed by an introduction, six chapters, and a coda....

STORIES

Honduras_featured
November 1, 2016

Honduras: The Habit of Silence—A Graphic Novel

German Andino, Bilbao, Spain

Script & Ink: German Andino Introduction Script: Alberto Arce Translation: Andrew Hart *Click on arrows or drag/swipe images to navigate. About German Andino German Andino was born in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, in 1984. He is a man of the streets. But his story, in the streets, is not one of tragedy or personal growth. It is in the streets...

Lu Cafausu's collective signature.
September 1, 2016

Episode 5: Battle

Lu Cafausu, Italy

Battle The armor is so heavy that to tie his shoes the knight has to press his head against the wall, to keep from toppling over. There’s no time. The horse is thinking about making a break for it as dense smoke rises all around. Before the horse can stir its limbs and gallop away, the knight grabs the reins,...

The dragon. Photo by Luigi Presicce.
August 3, 2016

Episode 4: The resurrection of the wizards

Lu Cafausu, Italy

Lots of strange people, in worn-out overalls and t-shirts, wander along the tree-lined lanes around the hospital. Some wear slippers, others sneakers, some are wrapped in bathrobes. No one is dressed up like Napoleon. Almost all the strollers have some-yellowed fingers. (Now and then shouting is heard.) The artist has just entered the studio, following Gabriella, and his gaze alights...

LigoranoReese sketch of their ice sculpture, "The American Dream", at the Republican and Democratic Conventions 2016.
July 18, 2016

Melting: the American Dream

Erica Hunt, New York City

Click here to download the PDF of Erica Hunt’s poem, “Melting: the American Dream.”

AUDIO/VIDEO

Tomson Highway talk
September 29, 2016

Tomson Highway and the many languages

Tomson Highway, Gatineau

Tomson Highway (Cree/Dene) enjoys an international career as playwright, novelist, and pianist/songwriter, widely known for his plays The Rez Sisters, Dry Lips Oughta Move To Kapuskasing, Rose, Ernestine Sushwap Gets Her Trout, and the best-selling novel Kiss of the Fur Queen. In this performance lecture at the Free Home University in Lecce, Italy, Tomson demonstrates how language shapes us and our...

Image for Second Installment
August 19, 2016

We Liked the Way He Moved: A Presentation at the International AIDS Conference

PatoHebert, New York City & Los Angeles
Ajamu, London

Durban, South Africa, July 16, 2016 This year, London-based artist, archivist, and curator Ajamu and New York and Los Angeles-based artist, educator, and organizer Pato Hebert collaborated on a series of activities at the International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa. On 16 July, 2016 they gave an illustrated plenary at the MSMGF’s “Action + Access” Pre-Conference for gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with...

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April 12, 2016

2015 Guelph Lecture: Lee Maracle on art & life; Jaron Lanier on technology

Lee Maracle, Toronto
Jaron Lanier, San Francisco

The Guelph Lecture—On Being Canadian continues to broaden the scope and number of voices that promote and foster public dialogue on, and greater understanding of, ideas and issues of concern to Canadians. Each year the Guelph Lecture brings together a cast of some the most innovative, imaginative, and inspiring thinkers and performers who engage audience members with an array of...

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March 23, 2016

Imagining Futures: A Conversation on Indigenous Knowledge

Shawn Van Sluys, Guelph, Ontario
Wanda Nanibush, Christian Island, Ontario
Adrian Stimson, Siksika (Blackfoot) Nation, Alberta
Tim Lilburn, Victoria, British Columbia
Philip Kevin Paul, WSÁ,NEC Nation, Vancouver Island

Spur Guelph, a festival of art, politics, and ideas was convened in November 2015. As part of the festival, the Imagining Futures conversation focused on the possibility of futures that draw from Indigenous and artistic ways of knowing and shaping the world. How can the imagining of indigenous futures offer new or revised institutional, relational, and spatial forms and metaphors that centralize...

POLICY

Turkish photographer Emine Gozde Sevim's new book, Embed in Egypt, follows life in Egypt during and after the 2011 revolution. World Policy Journal sat down with Sevim to discuss the book, her experience taking photos amid riots and protests, and the current political climate in Egypt. Photo courtesy of Jonathan Rashad.
July 9, 2016

Embed in Egypt

Jakob Sergei Weitz, New York City

Emine Gozde Sevim is a Turkish photographer who lived in Egypt from 2011 to 2013, during the revolution to overthrow former President Hosni Mubarak and the tumultuous years that followed. Her photos capture the personal stories and memories that make up the complex lives of the people that lived through this historic time, beyond the cold narrative you can read...

Photo Credit: Jakob Sergei Weitz
June 25, 2016

A Mirror Covered in Dust

Jakob Sergei Weitz, New York City

The movie China’s 3Dreams, screened in New York as part of the Brooklyn Film Festival, is a documentary filmed on location over 10 years by Australian filmmaker Nick Torrens. According to Torrens, in the 1970s the “Chinese Dream” was “a watch, a radio, and a bicycle.” Today, the new generation’s dream can be summed up in a short sentence a young...

Original photo courtesy of Joseph Bourdon. Image design by Jakob Sergei Weitz
June 25, 2016

Negative Publicity

Jakob Sergei Weitz, New York City

From the 2001 declaration of the war on terror until 2008, an unknown number of people disappeared into a secret network of “Black Site” prisons and holding cells organized by the CIA. In March 2009, a seemingly normal breach of contract court case involving an aviation company, Richmor Aviation, and a flight broker, Sportsflight Air, revealed details of shadowy CIA...

Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) Great Black Music Ensemble performance paying tribute to the musician Captain Walter Dyett and  Dr. Margaret T. Burroughs, June 29, 2011; by Flickr user Sumi-I.
June 24, 2016

Experience vs. Magic: Improvisation and Civic Action

Ruslana Lichtzier, Chicago

A review of  The Fierce Urgency of Now: Improvisation, Rights, and the Ethics of Co-creation (Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice) by Daniel Fischlin, Ajay Heble, and George Lipsitz. 2014. ISBN: 0822354780. Duke University Press Books. 328 pages. Buy the book.  The Fierce Urgency of Now has a unique structure: a long prelude followed by an introduction, six chapters, and a coda....

QUEER CITY

Part of the networking zone at the MSMGF event in Durban
September 22, 2016

Cultivating Rhizomatic Space: A Conversation Between Pato Hebert and Ajamu

PatoHebert, New York City & Los Angeles
Ajamu, London

This year, London-based artist, archivist, and curator Ajamu and New York and Los Angeles-based artist, educator, and organizer Pato Hebert collaborated on a series of activities at the International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa.  On 14 August, 2016 they spoke via Skype and reflected on their experiences. Ajamu spoke from his home in London...

Image for Second Installment
August 19, 2016

We Liked the Way He Moved: A Presentation at the International AIDS Conference

PatoHebert, New York City & Los Angeles
Ajamu, London

Durban, South Africa, July 16, 2016 This year, London-based artist, archivist, and curator Ajamu and New York and Los Angeles-based artist, educator, and organizer Pato Hebert collaborated on a series of activities at the International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa. On 16 July, 2016 they gave an illustrated plenary at the MSMGF’s “Action + Access”...

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July 22, 2016

Janta Dispatches: Technoqueer

Thiago Carrapatoso, São Paulo

“Janta – Queer Food, Queer Politics” is the cycle of activities organized by the art residency Lanchonete.org and the Canadian foundation Musagetes as part of the Cidade Queer / Queer City initiative. Every month, the series convenes people to discuss a queer perspective on urbanism and the city. The informal dinners, where no one is...

Darnell Moore by Ajamu 2016
July 13, 2016

An Archive Is A Place Where Things Go to Live: A Conversation Between Pato Hebert and Ajamu

PatoHebert, New York City & Los Angeles
Ajamu, London

This summer, London-based artist, archivist, and curator Ajamu and New York and Los Angeles-based artist, educator, and organizer Pato Hebert are collaborating on a series of activities at the International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa. On 16 July, they will present an illustrated conversation as the main plenary at the “Action...

FREE HOME UNIVERSITY

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October 12, 2016

Multi-layered Selves: Colonialism, Decolonization and Counter-Intuitive Learning Spaces

Vanessa de Oliveira Andreotti, Vancouver

As I wondered about the best way to write this text, two related events caught my attention. First, I received a call for publications with the title “After De-colonizing…What?” issued after an extremely productive (albeit difficult) 2015 gathering in Portugal on the theme of ‘Eco-versities’. In the same week, in...

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June 21, 2016

Torpor and Awakening

Vanessa de Oliveira Andreotti, Vancouver

This text is an adapted transcript of a keynote presented at the Indigenous Scholars Conference: Indigenous Epistemologies: Re-Visioning Reconciliation on 26 March 2015, at the University of Alberta. It has been accepted for publication in the Canadian Journal of Native Studies. I am from a family with Indigenous Latin American...

20 Paola Alem (Lecce) with Dina Bataineh ( Jordan:Palestine)  sharing arab recepies in her %22Social Kitchen%22 copy 2
May 31, 2016

Giardino Ammirato: re-imagining public space at the Spring Session of Free Home University

Alessandra Pomarico, New York City & Lecce, Italy

The 2016 Spring Session of Free Home University started with a desire to take care of the public garden adjacent to the Ammirato Culture House, a hub for artistic social practices and a sister initiative of Free Home University, which inhabits the space during its seasonal “unclasses.” The adjacent garden—the...

Tea Party at Free Home University on the terrace of the Ammirato Culture House. Photo by Nayari Castillo.
May 25, 2016

Narratives of Solidarity: Free Home University—Summer 2016

Alessandra Pomarico, New York City & Lecce, Italy
Shawn Van Sluys, Guelph, Ontario

Narratives of Solidarity: From personal stories to a reflection on History for the invention of (our) Shestories The summer session of Free Home University (June 13-July 4, 2016) will explore how to use personal narratives to reflect on History and imagine a new ‘SHEstory’—a term we coined as a way to...

ARTIST RIGHTS

ar_framer
November 28, 2016

The Communicative Ecology of Artist Rights

Sidd Joag, New York City

Even as the relationship between the fields of arts, culture and human rights becomes more defined, the global community of organizations, networks and civil society initiatives working at that intersection, advocating for artists and defending free expression remains a relatively small, tight-knit group. However, despite existing connectivity, there is a...

emadtayefeh
November 27, 2016

Relocating: Emad Tayefeh

Sidd Joag, New York City

It cost Emad Tayefeh $10,000 to bribe Iranian border guards for safe passage to Turkey, $2,500 of which was financed by the advocacy organization Freedom House. While living as a refugee in Istanbul he paid $4,700 for rent, $3,000 for food, and $600 for local transportation over the course of...

Yeimi Salazar and Melvin Sanchez, “FORGIVE” 2015.
November 4, 2016

From the Editors: On Artist Rights

Shawn Van Sluys, Guelph, Ontario

ArtsEverywhere recently passed its six-month anniversary—a milestone that slipped past us unnoticed as we focussed intently on shaping new content and implementing projects that undergird our various lines of inquiry. In November we’re more fully launching the Artist Rights section of the ArtsEverywhere platform—something that has been in design for the...

Honduras_featured
November 1, 2016

Honduras: The Habit of Silence—A Graphic Novel

German Andino, Bilbao, Spain

Script & Ink: German Andino Introduction Script: Alberto Arce Translation: Andrew Hart *Click on arrows or drag/swipe images to navigate. About German Andino German Andino was born in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, in 1984. He is a man of the streets. But his story, in the streets, is not one...