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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

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...

Our Own Home: Fighting for Safety, Stability, and Choice as LGBTQI+ Refugees in Greece

LGBTQI+ Refugees, Athens, Greece 

We are queer, we are here, but we are not safe here because we are homeless, and we need your help. We come from Syria, Iraq, Congo, Palestine, Cameron, Uganda, and Colombia. Despite our diverse cultures we all suffered at...

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

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...

Meaning or movement?
Objects or rhythm?

Vanessa de Oliveira Andreotti, Vancouver, Canada 
Ashon Crawley, Charlottesville, United States 
Zab Maboungou, MontrĂ©al, Canada 
Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes, Seattle, USA 

What ways of being become viable when art is able to interrupt our satisfaction with the intellectual, affective, relational and performative economies we are invested in? What are the conditions that make this interruption possible? In this session, we explore...

To Walk Amidst Collapse

CĂ­ntia Guedes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 

Clique aqui para texto em português. Photo credit: Camila de Sousa We were surprised by the storm that arrived at dawn, as not even at the peak of summer had it been so hot in Rio as it was that week....

Roundtables

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 

What We Are Learning: Responses to Pedagogy, Otherwise

Alessandra Pomarico, New York City, United States / Lecce, Italy 
Jesal Kapadia, New York City, United States / Bombay, India 
Chris Jones, London, United Kingdom 
Sarah Amsler, Nottingham, United Kingdom 
Gerardo LĂłpez-Amaro, San Francisco, United States 
Manish Jain, Udaipur, India 
Kelly Teamey, Battleboro, United States 
Udi Mandel, Battleboro, United States