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.

Alternative Pedagogies

The Radical Education Workbook, Part 5: Reading List

Ultra-red, International 
Radical Education Forum, United Kingdom 

Arts Everywhere is pleased to republish the Radical Education Workbook (The other parts in this publication are available at the links: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4). This final section includes a list for further reading and research on radical...

The Radical Education Workbook, Part 4: Using the Pedagogies of the Oppressed

Ultra-red, International 
Radical Education Forum, United Kingdom 

Arts Everywhere is pleased to republish the Radical Education Workbook (Other sections published thus far: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3). The PDF with the entire Radical Education Workbook as it originally appeared, is available here. Using the Pedagogies of the Oppressed Popular...

The Radical Education Workbook, Part 3: Self Organisation

Ultra-red, International 
Radical Education Forum, United Kingdom 

Arts Everywhere is republishing the Radical Education Workbook (Other sections published thus far: Part 1, Part 2). The PDF with the entire Radical Education Workbook as it originally appeared, is available here. Self Organisation Free University of Liverpool History At the Free University...

The Radical Education Workbook, Part 2: Collectivity

Ultra-red, International 
Radical Education Forum, United Kingdom 

Arts Everywhere is republishing the Radical Education Workbook (Other sections published thus far: Part 1). The PDF with the entire Radical Education Workbook as it originally appeared, is available here. Collectivity Circle Time History When primary classrooms were organised around the focal...

The American Dream

Ideology On Ice

Robert Atkins, San Francisco, United States 

The American Dream, a four-ton, 30-foot-long, ice sculpture by LigoranoReese, is the most recent of the artist duo’s Melted Away series and the molten heart of its American Dream Project. It is also a Trojan Horse: Its straightforward display of...

There’s So Much Giant Single-Word Public Artwork in New York City

Michael Anthony Farley, Baltimore, United States 

Next month, Public Art Fund is installing Martin Creed’s “Understanding,” a 50-foot rotating neon sign, on Brooklyn’s Pier Six. That’s about a 20 minute walk through the Brooklyn Bridge Park Greenway from “OY/YO,” the popular public sculpture from Deborah Kass...

Melting: the American Dream

Erica Hunt, New York City, United States 

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

The American Dream Project

Charles Bernstein, New York City, United States 

We’re melting. We, the people of the United States, who 230 years ago dreamed of forming a more perfect union. The American Dream is of a people who are decent, hard working, caring, generous, fair, democratic, without prejudice. In 2016,...

New Russian Colonialisms

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...

Against Simple Answers: The Queer-Communist Theory of Evald Ilyenkov and Alexander Suvorov

Georgy Mamedov & Oksana Shatalova, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan 

The following essay was written in today’s Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, one of the Central Asian republics of the former USSR. It was translated by Giuliano Vivaldi, and was written by our colleagues, Georgy Mamedov, Oksana Shatalova. Cultural activists...

The Game of Non-Distinction

Nikita Kadan, Kyiv, Ukraine 

As an ideological reaction to the ongoing invasion of Russian troops, separatist attacks in Eastern Ukraine, and the annexation of Crimea in 2014, and as a gesture towards establishing a new ideology to replace the Soviet one, the so-called Decommunization...

Forget the “Event”: Contemporary Radical Thought, the Legacy of 1917 and post-Soviet Politics

Alexei Penzin, London, United Kingdom / Moscow, Russia 
Chto Delat, Saint Petersburg, Russia 

The editors of ArtsEverywhere recommend that you read Nikolay Oleynikov’s “Ways of Seeing the New Russian Colonialisms: Writing on and from Post-Soviet Territories” for an introduction to the history of Tsarist, Soviet, and Post-Soviet Russia. Oleynikov’s investigation into the connections...

Queer City

Cidade Queer // Queer City

Danila Bustamante, São 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: São 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...

Ballroom: The Trans Sounds of Black Freedom

Michael Roberson, New York City, United States 

In order for us as poor and oppressed people to become a part of a society that is meaningful, the system under which we now exist has to be radically changed. This means that we are going to have to...

We Three Queens

Mike Young, Toronto, Canada 
Gary Lee Pelletier, Toronto, Canada 

This article was first published in Guts — Canadian Feminist Magazine. Michael and Gary’s experience living with Michael’s grandmother has inspired a web series entitled We Three Queens written by Michael and directed by Tom Cable Rees. Read on to view the trailer. We...

Artist Rights

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...

Past Borders & Boundaries: Iranian Artist Hadi Nasiri Joins New York City Artist Community

Ashley Tucker, New York City, United States 

Banner image of Hadi Nasiri by Kourosh Sotoodeh. When he was 15, Hadi Nasiri was arrested in Iran for the first time. He had given a speech to his fellow students in the school library, addressing what the Quran says...

Boulevard: The Early History of a Cultural Movement

Ibrahim Abougendy, Cairo, Egypt 

Port Said is a cornerstone—a small city located at the entrance of the Suez Canal that acts as a bridge between Asia and Africa. While the city of Port Said was being built, the Suez Canal was under the control...

In/Visible Series

In/Visible Series: What is the role of women in the production of information and knowledge?

Another Africa, Vancouver, Canada 

In spring 2016, Another Africa launched In/Visible Voices of Women, a long-term publication project. Conceived by Clelia Coussonnet and Missla Libsekal, it focuses on women artists operating within Francophone and Lusophone Africa. Read more articles in the series here. What...

In/Visible Series: Is there cooperation amongst women?

Another Africa, Vancouver, Canada 

In spring 2016, Another Africa launched In/Visible Voices of Women, a long-term publication project. Conceived by Clelia Coussonnet and Missla Libsekal, it focuses on women artists operating within Francophone and Lusophone Africa. Read more articles in the series here. What...

In/Visible Series: What needs to change to make people feel like contemporary art is theirs too?

Another Africa, Vancouver, Canada 

In spring 2016, Another Africa launched In/Visible Voices of Women, a long-term publication project. Conceived by Clelia Coussonnet and Missla Libsekal, it focuses on women artists operating within Francophone and Lusophone Africa. Read more articles in the series here. Probing...

In/Visible Series: What have been the setbacks, and breakthroughs in the last decade?

Another Africa, Vancouver, Canada 

In spring 2016, Another Africa launched In/Visible Voices of Women, a long-term publication project. Conceived by Clelia Coussonnet and Missla Libsekal, it focuses on women artists operating within Francophone and Lusophone Africa. Read more articles in the series here. What...

Migration

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,...

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,...

Current Geographies of Haitian Migration

Raphael Daibert, São Paulo, Brazil 

An almost uncountable number of Haitian migrants are in transit throughout Latin America at this very moment. From the warm Caribbean waters to the steepest mountains of the Andes, from the tropical forests to the arid Mexican deserts, Haitian migrants...

Notes on Language: At the Foot of W̱MIEŦEN

Tim Lilburn, Victoria, Canada 
Philip Kevin Paul, W̱SÁNEĆ Nation, Canada 

ArtsEverywhere asked poets Tim Lilburn and Philip Kevin Paul to write about their experiences as a student (Lilburn) and teacher (Paul) of SENĆOŦEN, the language of the W̱SÁNEĆ—the original tongue of the Saanich Peninsula. Tim Lilburn Behind the shed where I read and...

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Documenta in Athens

BLACK POLITICS: THE BODY IN PROTEST
A PROGRAM OF SELFCARE FOR NAKED ACTION

Michelle Mattiuzzi, Salvador, Brazil 

Nudity is a decolonizing projectile bullet for radicalized bodies that are marked by difference. It is violent; it is performance; it is activism; it is contradictory; it is indestructible. Therefore, nudity that is assembled through improvised environmental sound, along with...

Private Songs, Public Concerns

Eliana Otta, Lima, Peru 
Rodrigo Andreolli, São Paulo, Brazil / Athens, Greece 
Gris García, Barcelona, Spain 

An arm and a leg, intertwined. A wrist pulling an ankle. A hand pushing a shoulder. A back hits the floor. Two bodies immersed in a battle of sport clothes and bare skin. They try to escape but they can’t....

Make problems everywhere

Fabiana Faleiros, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 

Viva the fat ones, Viva the brown ones I want to be a woman without models to imitate To be a faggot you have to be brave Disobedience In spite of you I will be happy I don’t carry your...

On Pedagogical Turns and the Use of Time

Nikos Doulos, Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Gian Spina, Athens, Greece 

I can think. I can wait. I can fast. Hermann Hesse, Siddartha In recent years we have seen a strong increase in the construction of schools as art projects or as new propositions of producing knowledge. Curators and artists present...

Online Residency

ArtsEverywhere launches Online Artist Residency with Mavi Veloso’s #iwannamakerevolution

Mavi Veloso, São Paulo, Brazil / Amsterdam, Netherlands 

iwannamakerevolution.artseverywhere.ca In May 2017 ArtsEverywhere.ca launched its first Online Residency with Brazilian artist Mavi Veloso. In collaboration with several other bichas and artists, she will reveal, reflect, confuse, and articulate her ongoing project #iwannamakerevolution, which focuses on transitioning voice techniques / voice feminization therapy for transgender people as a performative tool. During the residency, Mavi intends to create a network of communities in...