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June 22, 2016

In/Visible Voices of Women: A Commentary Series

Another Africa, Vancouver

This summer ArtsEverywhere will republish “In/Visible Voices of Women,” a series conceived by Clelia Coussonnet and Missla Libsekal, which first appeared on Another Africa. The essays and commentary look to women practitioners to explore, through their poetic voices, what is particular to this epoch of women working in the arts.  Meritocracy within the art world,...

ROUNDTABLE

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 | 

STORY

Photo by Ivo Corra
June 27, 2016

Episode 3b: The Screen Will Be White

Lu Cafausu, Italy

“I have always created and used submissive sexual fantasies – M will keep talking, seeming somewhat reassured – in solitude, but at the same time I have always thought that the possibility of sharing them with someone else might be liberating, unburdening. The fact that you have shown me my...

FEATURED

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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...

ESSAYS

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June 22, 2016

In/Visible Voices of Women: A Commentary Series

Another Africa, Vancouver

This summer ArtsEverywhere will republish “In/Visible Voices of Women,” a series conceived by Clelia Coussonnet and Missla Libsekal, which first appeared on Another Africa. The essays and commentary look to women practitioners to explore, through their poetic voices, what is particular to this epoch of women working in the arts.  Meritocracy within the art world,...

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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...

An image of Hatsune Miku from her official website.
May 30, 2016

From the Editors: What is the first sound from the future?

Shawn Van Sluys, Guelph, Ontario

When Musagetes conceptualized ArtsEverywhere in early 2015, we determined that many voices must be present side-by-side across all of the issues and themes that intersect throughout the online platform. (Read here about the themes of ArtsEverywhere.) We wanted ArtsEverywhere not only to feature the ideas and insights of artists and...

Chto Delat's School for Engaged Art; image courtesy Chto Delat
May 19, 2016

Alternative Institutions and Intimate Counter-Publics: Chto Delat’s School for Engaged Art and Rosa’s House of Culture

Jonathan Brooks Platt, Pittsburgh

The following essay is the first in a monthly series on pedagogy, edited by Alessandra Pomarico, co-curator of the Free Home University in Lecce, Italy. Alessandra introduces the series here. In the context of contemporary Russian artistic and intellectual life, the significance of the Chto Delat School for Engaged Art...

ROUNDTABLES

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 | 

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March 31, 2016

What Does a Queer Urban Future Look Like?

Thiago Carrapatoso, São Paulo |  Michael Roberson, New York City |  Jude Dibia, Malmö |  Todd Lanier Lester, São Paulo |  Karol Radziszewski, Warsaw |  Sarah Schulman, New York City |  Eric Gitari, Nairobi |  Niki Singleton, New York City |  Zvonimir Dobrovic, Zagreb |  Ella Boureau, New York City |  Maya Mikdashi, Jersey City |  Mahmoud Khaled, Alexandria, Egypt & Trondheim, Norway | 

Gift Horse by Hans Haacke
March 14, 2016

Has the Art World Lost It?

Jaroslav Andel, Prague & New York |  Luis Camnitzer, New York |  Henry Giroux, Toronto |  Hans Haacke, New York |  Birgitta Jónsdóttir, Reykjavík |  Suzanne Lacy, Los Angeles |  Marita Muukkonen, Helsinki and Berlin |  Vicente Todolí, Valencia |  Mike Watson, Rome |  Krzysztof Wodiczko, Cambridge, MA | 

REVIEWS

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 Lichtzer, 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....

Print
May 1, 2016

Knowing vs. Doing: Propelling Design with Ecology

Anne Trumble, Los Angeles

A review of Projective Ecologies, edited by Chris Reed and Nina-Marie Lister. 2014. ISBN: 1940291127. ACTAR, Harvard Graduate School of Design. 314 pages. Buy the book. Several months ago, I reviewed Landscape Imagination, a collection of essays by James Corner, a professor at University of Pennsylvania and the landscape architect who designed New York City’s celebrated High Line. Composed over twenty...

Installation view at Richard Taittinger Gallery
March 21, 2016

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner: The Rising Contemporary African Art Brand and the Burden of Africanness

Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi, Hanover, New Hampshire

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? borrows its title from Sidney Poitier’s 1967’s epic comedy-drama, a fitting metaphor, in reference to the astute observation of art historian Chika Okeke-Agulu that African artists have indeed mastered the realpolitiks of contemporary art and can now be counted as legitimate stakeholders. They have invited themselves to the dinner table of the international mainstream on their own terms. The...

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March 8, 2016

How laws evolve according to Lee Smolin, Time Reborn

Joy Roberts, Guelph

A review of Time Reborn by Lee Smolin (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013) Years ago my now deceased sister and I would exchange letters, keeping each other abreast of daily life events–and debating the 2nd law of thermodynamics. Since neither of us had any training in physics beyond high school, I’m not sure how  much progress we made on the latter topic....

STORIES

Photo by Ivo Corra
June 27, 2016

Episode 3b: The Screen Will Be White

Lu Cafausu, Italy

“I have always created and used submissive sexual fantasies – M will keep talking, seeming somewhat reassured – in solitude, but at the same time I have always thought that the possibility of sharing them with someone else might be liberating, unburdening. The fact that you have shown me my own phantoms as a production independent of myself made me...

...somehow manage to lick the most sensitive parts of the viewers, in order to make them feel the physicality of the piece.
June 1, 2016

EPISODE 3a: The Screen Will Be White

Lu Cafausu, Italy

The screen will be white, and will remain so throughout the scene. Two voices, M and S, are engaged in a dialogue that at times sounds intimate, at times is interrupted by long pauses or instead by subdued noises and whispers that are hard to decipher. Phrases shift by on the lower part of the screen, which might seem like...

May 26, 2016

Writing an Editorial

Fernanda Grigolin, Campinas & São Paulo

Dios dijo: Ama a tu prójimo como a ti mismo. En mi país el que ama a su prójimo se juega la vida. ~ Gioconda Belli I have finished the text for Jornal de Borda 03 in April. In January I started the layout, invited the collaborators. This edition deals with three center lines: feminisms, queer theory and Afrocentrism –...

"lost",​ Lu Negro (2015)
May 1, 2016

EPISODE 2: Anna Vaniglia

Lu Cafausu, Italy

The female off-screen voice has a French accent and a slight leaning towards the dialect of Salento. The voice is heard over closeups of a woman in labor, a perspiring tattooed body giving birth at night in a poorly lit domestic setting. Anna Vaniglia began talking on the threshold of a public restroom, at the intersection of three completely empty...

AUDIO/VIDEO

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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...

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March 22, 2016

Imagination & Possibility: An Interdisciplinary Conversation

Lee Smolin, Toronto
Madhur Anand, Guelph
Jaron Lanier, San Francisco

Imaginative thinking is central to the practice of every person working in the scientific, creative and humanistic fields and disciplines—in every aspect of human endeavour. Philosopher Roberto Mangabeira Unger wrote that the “imagination is the scout of the will, anticipating how we might get to the there—or to different theres—from here.” This conversation between Lee Smolin, a theoretical physicist, Jaron...

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March 17, 2016

A Queer Walk in a Queer City

Thiago Carrapatoso, São Paulo

São Paulo is a remarkable city, and its center has a strong history of being a refuge for the LGBT+ community despite mainstream Brazilian culture’s bias toward being extremely patriarchal and severely segregated. The city’s marginal communities are often relegated to neighborhoods on the outskirts, places the white elite can easily avoid. Since the post-war era, the center of the...

POLICY

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 Lichtzer, 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....

Lê Quan Ninh. Photo by Peter Gannushkin (downtonmusic.net)
April 26, 2016

Improvising Freely: The ABCs of an Experience

Lê Quan Ninh, Saint-Silvain-sous-Toulx, France
Karen Houle, Guelph, Ontario

The following text is excerpted from Lê Quan Ninh’s book, Improvising Freely: The ABCs of an Experience, translated from the French by Karen Houle with assistance from Pegleess Barrios & Melissa Chong Ah Yan. The book is available for purchase from PS Guelph (www.publicationstudio.biz). Abécédaire (An ABC) This book is an attempt to describe my own experience as an improviser and...

QUEER CITY

Photo by Mayra Azzi
May 27, 2016

What is Queer City ~ Cidade Queer?

Todd Lanier Lester, São Paulo

Naming a program ‘Queer City’ is an occasion to both admit that we don’t define ‘queer’ or imagine that it means only one thing and to openly ask what a queer urban future might look/feel like? Jose Esteban Muñoz begins his book, Cruising Utopia: The Then and There of Queer...

Queer City / Cidade Queer. Photo by Mayra Azzi
April 1, 2016

Learning from Queerness

Shawn Van Sluys, Guelph, Ontario

The etymology of the word queer traces its origin to that which is oblique, unusual, and out of the ordinary. It suggests an alternative to the status quo. Another way to think of it is as “eccentric.” However, in choosing “queer” we also invoke powerful social justice movements around the...

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March 31, 2016

What Does a Queer Urban Future Look Like?

Thiago Carrapatoso, São Paulo
Michael Roberson, New York City
Jude Dibia, Malmö
Todd Lanier Lester, São Paulo
Karol Radziszewski, Warsaw
Sarah Schulman, New York City
Eric Gitari, Nairobi
Niki Singleton, New York City
Zvonimir Dobrovic, Zagreb
Ella Boureau, New York City
Maya Mikdashi, Jersey City
Mahmoud Khaled, Alexandria, Egypt & Trondheim, Norway

 

WalkQueerCity_Featured
March 17, 2016

A Queer Walk in a Queer City

Thiago Carrapatoso, São Paulo

São Paulo is a remarkable city, and its center has a strong history of being a refuge for the LGBT+ community despite mainstream Brazilian culture’s bias toward being extremely patriarchal and severely segregated. The city’s marginal communities are often relegated to neighborhoods on the outskirts, places the white elite can...

FREE HOME UNIVERSITY

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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...

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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...

Chto Delat's School for Engaged Art; image courtesy Chto Delat
May 19, 2016

Alternative Institutions and Intimate Counter-Publics: Chto Delat’s School for Engaged Art and Rosa’s House of Culture

Jonathan Brooks Platt, Pittsburgh

The following essay is the first in a monthly series on pedagogy, edited by Alessandra Pomarico, co-curator of the Free Home University in Lecce, Italy. Alessandra introduces the series here. In the context of contemporary Russian artistic and intellectual life, the significance of the Chto Delat School for Engaged Art...

ARTIST RIGHTS

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December 10, 2015

The Cost of Telling the Truth

Sidd Joag, New York City

After living in hiding for six years in the United States, journalist C.M. Rien Kuntari is ready to go home. “I don’t want to live the rest of my life as a prisoner or as a political asylee. I want to go home as a free person,” she says. Since...

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September 17, 2015

Art, Ethnography, and Exorcism in El Barrio

Sidd Joag, New York City

This past July, I traveled with a journalist, German Andino, and the subject of his new graphic novel, Pastor Daniel Pacheco. We visited Rivera Hernandez, a colony of 59 barrios located on the outskirts of San Pedro Sula and, statistically, one of the most violent urban areas in the world....

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September 10, 2015

‘Beirut Mutations’

Samer Mohdad, Beirut

When popular uprisings were taking place in the countries bordering Lebanon, my book and subsequent exhibition project Beirut Mutations were only just starting to take shape. While many around the world were observing the unfolding developments with hope, I had the feeling that what other Arab countries were experiencing had...

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February 17, 2015

The “Depths:” Visual Culture in the Murder Capital of the World

Sidd Joag, New York City

It is widely held that Honduras acquired its name from Christopher Columbus, who upon surviving a tropical storm off the Caribbean coast allegedly commented, “Gracia a Dios que hemos salido de estas Honduras,” or “Thank God we survived those treacherous depths.” Strategically located on the Caribbean between the Mosquito Coast...