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ArtsEverywhere publishes in many forms: essays, roundtables, editorials, reviews, prose & poetry, transmedia, and dispatches. Much of this content is also included in one or more of the Inquiries.

Creative Nonfiction

Marginal Equity:
Poetry Reading on Indigenous Cultural Self-Determination

Kade L. Twist, Los Angeles, United States 

In this video clip, author and artist Kade Twist introduces his book Marginal Equity and reads the first section, “project abstract.” Marginal Equity is a book-length poem that parodies the form of a corporate/governmental prospectus—complete with opportunity statement, deliverables, and...

Twins of Diyakunda

Coumba TourĂ©, Dakar, Senegal 
Inse Armah, Popenguine, Senegal 

Once upon a time, there were two twin boys. One was named Manu and the other Guju. Together, they decided to go to Diyakunda, the Happiness Land. They had heard it said that Diyakunda was the most beautiful place in...

Colten Boushie

Taqralik Partridge, Kuujjuaq, Nunavik / Kautokeino, Norway 

Editor’s Note: Colten Boushie was a 22-year-old Indigenous man from Red Pheasant Cree Nation, Treaty Six Territory, in the place we now call Canada. On August 9, 2016, Colten was shot in the back of the head and killed by...

Dictionary of the Queer International: Call for Participation

Yevgeniy Fiks, New York, USA 

We live in a peculiar era when both universalism and intersectional solidarity are retreating while regional powers become stronger in a globalized world, with the resulting race to the top giving rise to populist nationalism. In this situation, what is...

Dispatches

On ecosystems of struggles and resistance

Alessandra Pomarico, New York City, United States / Lecce, Italy 

Field Report on the 11th Creative Time Summit in Miami, Florida The 11th Creative Time Summit just wrapped up in Miami. In many parts of the city, community organizers continued to mobilize voter registration for the Midterm elections, such as...

When Knights Come Calling

Niki Singleton, New York City, United States 

When I read that the 2018 theme for National Women’s History Month was Nevertheless She Persisted, referring to Mitch McConnell’s attempt to silence Elizabeth Warren from speaking in Congress, this piece became, for me, the perfect celebration of women’s courage and...

The Very Best Day

Ilya Budraitskis, Moscow, Russia 

On March 3rd, 2018, the main pre-election rally for Vladimir Putin took place at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. Tens of thousands of public sector workers were brought in from various regions of the country and were expected to listen...

Colten Boushie

Taqralik Partridge, Kuujjuaq, Nunavik / Kautokeino, Norway 

Editor’s Note: Colten Boushie was a 22-year-old Indigenous man from Red Pheasant Cree Nation, Treaty Six Territory, in the place we now call Canada. On August 9, 2016, Colten was shot in the back of the head and killed by...

Entanglements

Notes on Self-Censorship

Sidd Joag, New York City, United States 

A week after the opening of Dispatches from the Ghost Ship at the Queens Museum in July, artist Jacob Cohen was approached by his employers who relayed a threat levied by the Department of Corrections (DOC). The exhibition included over...

The Cost of Progress

Shawn Van Sluys, Guelph, Canada 

The destruction by fire of the National Museum in Brazil this week is a blow to the world’s cultural history. Buried near the end of a number of mainstream media articles about the massive loss of the museum’s collection (90%...

Beyond the Spectacle: Contradiction, Uncertainty, and Imagination

Sidd Joag, New York City, United States 

(Banner image: Chto Delat, Monument to the Century of Revolutions, 2017, installation at Toronto’s Nuit Blanche. Photo credit: Dmitry Vilensky.) Over the past couple weeks (months… years…) I have found it impossible to escape a constant barrage of images. Children in...

Thin Bright Threads

Joy Roberts, Guelph, Canada 

I was busy and distracted when the most recent ArtsEverywhere post arrived with its heading “Putin’s Very Best Day.” As I clicked through various posts to get a sense of where the entanglements of Nikolay Oleynikov and Alessandra Pomarico would...

Essays

Tactics and strategies of racialized artists:
some notes on how to circumvent the art world’s terms of inclusion

Yaniya Lee, Toronto, Canada 

I have been thinking about what it means to be a racialized person in the arts, and what kinds of tactics and strategies we’ve developed to move through these spaces. We wear politics on our skin; to be racialized is...

Police Violence and the Art of Organizing

Nicolle Bennett, New York City, United States 

ArtsEverywhere is working with Families United 4 Justice and the Forced Trajectory Project to co-produce a series of personal narratives by family members, in a small effort to create counter-narratives to those established by the media in collusion with law...

I Never Preferred Blondes 

Niki Singleton, New York City, United States 

Disturbing and disheartening, the confirmation of Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court was a blatant show of elite power. It was a show of fellow misogynists propping up an accused sexual abuser and exonerating his crimes as the public looked...

Between Paper and Concrete

Taha Muharuma, Toronto, Canada 
Gilad Cohen, Toronto, Canada 

Between Paper and Concrete: a visual inquiry into the history of housing policy in Toronto. How do the legacies of past housing policies shape the lives of Torontonians today? What do these lessons from history teach us about implementing a...

Roundtables

The Value of Artistic Labor

Jane Philbrick, New York City, United States 
Livia Alexander, New York City, United States 
Lawrence Lemaoana, Johannesburg, South Africa 
Jianru Wu, Beijing, China 
Tiago de Abreu Pinto, Madrid, Spain & SĂŁo Paulo, Brazil 
Tayeba Begum Lipi, Dhaka, Bangladesh 

Center of Unfinished Business

Fatima El-Tayeb, San Diego, United States 
Will Furtado, Berlin, Germany 
Natasha A. Kelly, Berlin, Germany 
Olamiju Fajemisin, Berlin, Germany 
Shawn Van Sluys, Guelph, Canada 

Reflections from Primary Colours / Couleurs primaires

Primary Colours / Couleurs primaires, Canada 

Of Homelands and Revolution

Shawn Van Sluys, Guelph, Canada 
Aylan Couchie, Nipissing First Nation & Toronto, Canada 
Kimberly Mair, Lethbridge, Canada 
Kenneth Hayes, Sudbury, Canada 
Erin Silver, Vancouver, Canada