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The Curse of Geography: Qinghai-Tibet Plateau

The Curse of Geography: Qinghai-Tibet Plateau

Sidd Joag,
New York City, United States
Xu Shuang,
Xichang, Sichuan Province, People's Republic of China

http://curseofgeography.artseverywhere.ca The Curse of Geography is an on-going series of investigative reports focused on the relationship of geographic isolation or proximity on social justice, human rights and public policy in selected locations around the world. Our reports are produced in multi-media format and in partnership with artists, journalists, NGOs, academic...

Tactics and strategies of racialized artists: <br>some notes on how to circumvent the art world’s terms of inclusion

Tactics and strategies of racialized artists:
some notes on how to circumvent the art world’s terms of inclusion

Yaniya Lee,
Toronto, Canada

I have been thinking about what it means to be a racialized person in the arts, and what kinds of tactics and strategies we’ve developed to move through these spaces. We wear politics on our skin; to be racialized is to live, every day, with a myriad of projected assumptions....

Tanya Talaga at the ArtsEverywhere Festival

Tanya Talaga at the ArtsEverywhere Festival

Tanya Talaga,
Toronto, Canada

Police Violence and the Art of Organizing

Police Violence and the Art of Organizing

Nicolle Bennett,
New York City, United States

Michael Roberson at the 2018 ArtsEverywhere Festival

Michael Roberson at the 2018 ArtsEverywhere Festival

Michael Roberson,
New York City, United States

On ecosystems of struggles and resistance

On ecosystems of struggles and resistance

Alessandra Pomarico,
New York City, United States / Lecce, Italy

The Value of Artistic Labor

The Value of Artistic Labor

Jane Philbrick,
New York City, United States
Livia Alexander,
New York City, United States
Lawrence Lemaoana,
Johannesburg, South Africa
Jianru Wu,
Beijing, China
Tiago de Abreu Pinto,
Madrid, Spain & SĂŁo Paulo, Brazil
Tayeba Begum Lipi,
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Marginal Equity:<br>Poetry Reading on Indigenous Cultural Self-Determination

Marginal Equity:
Poetry Reading on Indigenous Cultural Self-Determination

Kade L. Twist,
Los Angeles, United States

I Never Preferred Blondes 

I Never Preferred Blondes 

Niki Singleton,
New York City, United States

Center of Unfinished Business

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

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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...

I am the space of protest

I am the space of protest

Alessandra Pomarico,
New York City, United States / Lecce, Italy

I am the space of protest. (dedicated to those who take to the streets) This one is dedicated to protest. To those people who resist being jaded and all forms of nihilism, pessimism, discouragement, or comfort and instead, they take to the streets. They move their body outside, they enact...

Freedom Movements, Programs, and Archival Practices of the Black Queer Diaspora

Freedom Movements, Programs, and Archival Practices of the Black Queer Diaspora

Patrick "Pato" Hebert,
New York City & Los Angeles, United States

In his essay, Michael Roberson reminds us that the immense resilience and creativity of the House | Ballroom community are deeply historical and politicized. Roberson writes from within “a freedom movement, a radical pedagogy, and a spiritual formation in response to race, class, sexuality, and gender oppression. … Since its history...

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