Inquiry

At the core of ArtsEverywhere are a number of inquiries into the connections and embodiments of alternative ways of seeing, being, knowing, and relating that enable us to create and experience the world differently.

It is crucial not only to have an intellectual inquiry, but also to embody it so we can enact the changes we wish to see. The physical projects and gatherings in cities around the world are manifestations of this.

Learning, Education & Pedagogy

In a moment of social and environmental urgency, Artseverywhere critically reflects on systems of knowledge (re)production, to radically re-imagine our ways of learning.

Radical Pedagogies as Living Experiments and Messy Affairs

Alessandra Pomarico, New York City, United States / Lecce, Italy 
Manish Jain, Udaipur, India 

Education and Democracy Part 2

Jaroslav AndÄ›l, Prague, Czech Republic / New York City, United States 
Nicolas Buchoud, Paris, France 
Lan-Phuong Phan, Paris, France 
Thomas KrĂĽger, Berlin, Germany 
Yaacov Hecht, Hadera, Israel 
Helena Signer, SĂŁo Paulo, Brazil 

Education & Democracy

Jaroslav AndÄ›l, Prague, Czech Republic / New York City, United States 
Henry Giroux, Toronto, Canada 

Learning Hope and Assembling sKin

Sarah Amsler, Nottingham, United Kingdom 

This is a response to eight works in Pedagogy, Otherwise, which I feel connected to through friendships and encounters in two transnational collectives of radical learners and educators – the Ecoversities Network[1] and Gesturing towards Decolonial Futures.[2] The pieces are:...

Economic Dignity

Decolonization & New Colonialisms

Generation Superheroes

Danielle Rose, New York City, United States 

These kids are “Marching for Our Lives.” SEE what they have to say. New York City, March 24th, 2018 Photos by Danielle Rose @daniellerosebk

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...

Ingushetia and the Second World Woman

Jonathan Brooks Platt, Pittsburgh, United States 
Victoria Lomasko, Moscow, Russia 

Part 1, Prelude Introduction by Jonathan Brooks Platt Victoria Lomasko is one of the leading artists in Russia today. I recently invited her to mount an exhibition in Pittsburgh as part of her book tour for Other Russias (n+1 and...

Forced Trajectories: Creating Counter-Narratives to Police Violence

Nissa Tzun, Las Vegas, United States 

Introduction Sidd Joag On June 16th, 2017, ArtsEverywhere was set to publish Nissa Tzun’s piece, “Forced Trajectories: Creating Counter-Narratives to Police Violence.” That evening, Officer Jeronimo Yanez was acquitted of the killing of Philando Castile in the outskirts of Saint...

Feminisms and Queerness

Cruising Quito: Notes on Grindr, Queer Codes, and Post-AIDS

Felipe Rivas San MartĂ­n, Valencia, Spain 

Cruising Quito was a project that I developed in the framework of Queer City Quito, from June 28 to July 8, 2017. The project included a residency at No Lugar, along with an experiential research and reflection on the different...

SOY PAISAJE (I AM LANDSCAPE)

Eduardo Carrera, Quito, Ecuador 

A map of the world that does not include Utopia is not even worth glancing at. – Oscar Wilde[1]Since 2013, artists and activists have been invited to participate in an arts showcase as part of the cultural activities during the LGBTIQ+...

Cidade Queer // Queer City

Danila Bustamante, SĂŁo Paulo, Brazil 

Bodies that listen, dance, resist, manifest and become visible in our contemporary city. Bodies that dance the sounds of funk music, rap, samba, voguing, waacking, among other sonic styles of contestation, resistance and struggle. Through talks, dinners, experiences and exchanges,...

Dissident Geographies: SĂŁo Paulo, Athens, and Beyond

Jarri Castro, Athens, Greece 
Marta Echaves, Madrid, Spain 

An event called Queer City is, per se, an invitation to inhabit the oxymoron as an epistemological position. Can a queer city exist? What would it look like? Who would be the good queer citizen? Mavi asks a spectator to...

Language & Migration

Janet Rogers: 2017 Eastern Comma Writer-in-Residence

Janet Rogers, Victoria, Canada 

The Eastern Comma Writer-in-Residence program, co-presented by Musagetes and rare Charitable Research Reserve, hosted Janet Rogers as the 2017 writer-in-residence. Every autumn, Eastern Comma hosts accomplished Canadian literary writers within North House, a solar-powered, advanced-design living lab set in the natural environment of rare Charitable Research Reserve, situated at the confluence of the Grand and Speed Rivers in southern Ontario....

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 the role of progressive queer culture vis-Ă -vis global corporations and aggressive nation states? What is the function of the queer...

All Walls are Temporary

Maya Singhal, New York City, United States 

The wall on the U.S.-Mexico border existed long before Donald Trump promised to build it. As early as 1848, following the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo signed by the U.S. and Mexico, fences were constructed along the border to designate territory, control livestock, and ensure security. Under President Bill Clinton, walls and barriers were erected alongside border cities in Texas, Arizona,...

Creative Maintenance: an Interview with Michael Hardt

Michael Hardt, Durham, United States 

Michael Hardt in conversation with Jean-François Prost and Marie-Pier Boucher JFP (Jean-François Prost): The Heteropolis project specifically addresses the following paradox: as cities become increasingly heterogeneous, certain districts, or ghettos, continue to remain homogeneous. We can observe a very clear, even extreme, division between various social classes, ethnic groups and cultural communities in many global cities. Cities are composed of...

Artist Rights

Artist Safety / Safe Haven Hosting

Diana Ramarohetra, Cape Town, South Africa 
Fatemeh Ekhtesari, Lillehammer, Norway 
Laurence Cuny, Dieulefit, France / Valencia, Spain 
Nforchu Mabelle Ngum, Yaounde, Cameroon 
Sebastien Sanz Santamaria, New York City, United States 
Ahmedur Rashid Chowdhury, Norway 
David Maggs, Woody Point, Canada 
MaĹ‚gorzata RóżaĹ„ska, Krakow, Poland 
Julie TrĂ©bault, New York City, United States 
Khaled Barakeh, Berlin, Germany 
Abazar Hamid, Harstad, Norway 
Basma El Husseiny, Beirut, Lebanon 
Manojna Yeluri, Hyderabad, India 
Ashley Tucker, New York City, United States 
Ivor Stodolsky & Marita Muukkonen, Helsinki, Finland / Berlin, Germany 

This roundtable is the second in a series of roundtables convened by Residency Unlimited. The concept and leading question were defined by Todd Lanier Lester and Lalita Salander. Lalita Salander convened the roundtable. To read the responses to the first...

The Beatles of Sudan: 200 songs banished from Khartoum to Norway

Ray Mwareya, Harare, Zimbabwe 

Abazar Hamid’s soft-molded voice offers little about a man whose 200 songs has earned him brutal expulsion from the oil-rich African state of Sudan when his lyrics angered Mr. Omar Al Bashir, the world’s first sitting president to be indicted...

Artistic Freedom of Expression in Turkey: State of Emergency

ArtsEverywhere Report,  

This report has been translated as part of the Sivil Düşün EU Programme, with the support of the European Union. The contents of this report can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union. This report...

Open Casket

Sarah Schulman, New York City, United States 

Controversy engulfed the Whitney Biennial recently over the inclusion of Dana Schutz’s “Open Casket”, an abstract painting that depicts the violently mutilated body of Emmett Till who was murdered by two white men in Mississippi in 1955 after he was falsely accused of...