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Quarantine

Microcosm/Microcosme

Microcosm/Microcosme

Claude Schryer
Ottawa, Canada

microcosm This room was once Riel’s and then Clara’s bedroom but more recently it serves as my zazen room, a guest bedroom, a quiet space and a sound editing studio.  These days, it also serves as my COVID-19 quarantine quarters and my temporary work office. It’s 9 feet by 10...

You Can’t Hug Grandma Anymore: Bugs, Borders and Covid in Benin

You Can’t Hug Grandma Anymore: Bugs, Borders and Covid in Benin

Laeïla Adjovi
Dakar, Senegal

Laeïla Adjovi is a Beninese-French reporter, photographer and visual artist based in Dakar, Senegal. In 2020, she was named the first recipient of the ArtsEverywhere Fay Chiang Fellowship for Artistic Journalism. Mo-o-m ?… Yes, pumpkin. What is coNora virus ? Do you mean Co-ro-na virus ? Hum… yes. Is it like an...

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Polity of Literature

The Zines of Terezín

The Zines of Terezín

Matthew Stadler
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

The sixth piece in our Polity of Literature series: Terezín was a purpose-built ghetto the Nazis used as a smokescreen for genocide. 33,000 Jews died there and another 88,000 were sent on to the death camps. More than 7,000 of them were children, many of whom lived apart from their...

The American Prison Writing Archive

The American Prison Writing Archive

Duygu Erbil
Utrecht, the Netherlands

The fifth piece in our Polity of Literature series: In prison, writing takes on new forms and new urgencies. Prisoners who never wrote before, or wrote very little, produce new work in innovative ways, writing their ways around the limits and prohibitions that prisons impose. Duygu Erbil, a scholar in...

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Curse of Geography

The Curse of Geography: Kachin State

The Curse of Geography: Kachin State

Sidd Joag
New York City, United States
Justin Kiersky
Denver, United States

Chapter 1 – Holes in the Sky MYITKYINA, KACHIN STATE, NORTHERN MYANMAR The half-dozen works of art hanging on the bare wooden walls depict family scenes—they are painted in bold primary colors with rudimentary strokes. Human figures hover ghostlike above the ground. They have no faces, nor do they reveal...

Curse of Geography: Boriquén

Curse of Geography: Boriquén

Karla Claudio-Betancourt
Santurce, Puerto Rico
Esteban Figueroa
Puerta de Tierra, Puerto Rico
Sidd Joag
New York City, United States

Text: Sidd Joag Video editing and camera: Karla Claudio-Betancourt Producer and director of video: Esteban Figueroa Additional footage: Saul Betancourt, Julio Fernandez A massive colonial figure made of steel and concrete lies twisted on its side, on a traffic island in the middle of a roundabout in Caguas. “It looks...

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Ballroom Freedom School

1986: An Elegy for Our Coldest War

1986: An Elegy for Our Coldest War

Michael Roberson
New York City, United States
Robert Sember
New York City, United States
Nikki Powerhouse
Philadelphia, United States
Gio Exavier
New York, United States
Enmanuel Candelario
New York, United States
Brad Walrond
New York, United States

Now We Know We Can Reclaim the World We Want: A Conversation with Pony Zion and Benji Hart

Now We Know We Can Reclaim the World We Want: A Conversation with Pony Zion and Benji Hart

Benji Hart
Chicago, United States
Pony Zion
New York City, United States

On the evening of Friday, April 19th, 2019, at the invitation of ArtsEverywhere, Pony Zion (De’von Webster) and Benji Hart (Benji Ninja) gathered in a conference room at The New School on 5th Avenue in New York City to discuss social justice and the contemporary Ballroom Scene. This two-hour conversation was...

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News & Events

Op-eds & Editorial Notes

After the Pandemic

After the Pandemic

Curtis Walker
Guelph, Canada

The latest novel pandemic has highlighted the fragility of our consumptive practices in North America. We demand that all fruit be available at all times, that our furniture complements our...

Love in the Time of COVID-19

Love in the Time of COVID-19

Sidd Joag
New York City, United States

There’s fear in the air, pulsing through the fiberoptic veins of cyberspace. Uncertainty clings to every interaction, as restaurants, bars, cinemas and schools are shuttered in cities around the world...

Pulling Out

Pulling Out

Ben Rogers
Dorset, United Kingdom

‘We showed them,’ they croaked, spittle oozing down their sausage roll encrusted chins. Good old fashioned British drool mingling with cheap leftover lager. None of that continental rubbish. The drunken...

Brexit Through the Rift Shop

Brexit Through the Rift Shop

Ben Rogers
Dorset, United Kingdom

Banner image: “Union Jack vor dem Zerfall” by Tim Reckman and used under Creative Commons (CC BY 2.0). As the dust settles after the first December general election held in...

Tenuous Peace

Tenuous Peace

Sidd Joag
New York City, United States

Halloween in Derry is no small affair and is considered by some to be the best in the world. What started as a local tradition—free punch for getting dressed up—was...

Mediating Betrayal

Mediating Betrayal

Sidd Joag
New York City, United States

Recent conversations at ArtsEverywhere with artists and journalists evoke perceptions of an imminent future marked by a further eradication of spaces for constructive civil discourse and disagreement. As social media...

Practices of Pleasure, Joy, and Release

Practices of Pleasure, Joy, and Release

Shawn Van Sluys
Guelph, Canada

Every generation believes that their struggles in the face of socio-political global upheaval are worse than that of previous eras. Is today’s creeping darkness of rising nationalism, fascist authoritarianism, and...

Notes on Self-Censorship

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...

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