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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...

Vogue is Not for You: Deciding Who We Give Our Art To

Vogue is Not for You: Deciding Who We Give Our Art To

Benji Hart
Chicago, United States

This essay accompanies Benji Hart’s conversation with Pony Zion, “Now We Know We Can Reclaim the World We Want.” It was originally published on Benji Hart’s Radical Faggot blog on May 31, 2015. I began voguing as a sixteen year old high school student. Still struggling with what it meant...

The Church of OVAH: Transcendence in the House Ballroom Scene

The Church of OVAH: Transcendence in the House Ballroom Scene

David E. Patiño
New York City, United States

Live to be Legend

Live to be Legend

Robert Sember
New York City, United States

400 Years of Inequality

400 Years of Inequality

Michael Roberson
New York City, United States

Imagining Future Cities in an Age of Ecological Change

Imagining Future Cities in an Age of Ecological Change

Ursula K. Heise
Los Angeles, United States

Horizontes Errantes (Wandering Horizons)

Horizontes Errantes (Wandering Horizons)

Eduardo Carrera
Quito, Ecuador

Curse of Geography: Boriquén, Part 1

Curse of Geography: Boriquén, Part 1

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

An Iceland Story: Artists Who Inspire Public Engagements

An Iceland Story: Artists Who Inspire Public Engagements

Jaroslav Anděl
Prague, Czech Republic / New York City, United States

The Forced Trajectory Project

The Forced Trajectory Project

Nissa Tzun
Las Vegas, United States

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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 vast economic inequality calling for greater social unrest in North America and Europe than we have seen in the past...

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 by the Department of Corrections (DOC). The exhibition included over 650 drawings made by Cohen in his over four years...

The Cost of Progress

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% of the collection was lost, which equates to approximately 20...

Beyond the Spectacle: Contradiction, Uncertainty, and Imagination

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 cages, violent civil unrest, collapsing economies and societies, and the...

Thin Bright Threads

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 take me, I happened to land on “Make Problems Everywhere,”...

Threat of Stability

Threat of Stability

Nikolay Oleynikov
Saint Petersburg, Russia

Last Sunday, one week before the Russian presidential elections, with my punk band I took part in a benefit gig to support five young antifascists who were recently kidnapped, detained, and tortured by the FSB special agency, called the Centre for Prevention Against Extremism. We had just finished singing Lucy—a bold’n’brazen...

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