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The Importance of Bodies and Emotions in Political Action: A Feminist Performance Workshop in Chiapas

The Importance of Bodies and Emotions in Political Action: A Feminist Performance Workshop in Chiapas

Claudia Rosas RĂ­os
San Cristobal de Las Casas, Mexico

Text by Claudia Rosas Rio Translated by Dani d’Emilia Images by Gio Leal Editor’s Note This is a story of a collaboration between two women’s organizations in the Mexican state of Chiapas—examples of a strong entanglement of art, political activism, collectivity, and solidarity in struggle. K’inal Antsetik and Colectiva Chamanas...

We Are All Musicians

We Are All Musicians

Jesse Stewart
Ottawa, Canada

Founded in 2012 by Juno award-winning composer/performer Jesse Stewart, “We Are All Musicians” (WAAM) is dedicated to making music accessible to everyone. The guiding philosophy behind the project is the idea that music is a fundamental human right: everyone deserves to have opportunities to make music, regardless of their level...

Towards Braiding: A new publication

Towards Braiding: A new publication

Elwood Jimmy
Toronto, Canada
Vanessa de Oliveira Andreotti
Vancouver, Canada

Women of the Cold Mountains

Women of the Cold Mountains

Xu Shuang
Xichang, Sichuan Province, People's Republic of China

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

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

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

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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...

ArtsEverywhere Festival

A Festival of Ideas • Come Alive in Guelph

The ArtsEverywhere Festival is the place where conversations, ideas, and artistic experiments presented on ArtsEverywhere.ca come alive in our home community of Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

Over four days, the festival offers lectures, conversations, music, artistic performances, circle gatherings, literary readings, exhibitions, and much more. As the publisher of ArtsEverywhere.ca, Musagetes co-presents the festival in partnership with the University of Guelph and the Eramosa Institute. Many other community partners collaborate with us to co-present specific events.