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ArtsEverywhere publishes in many forms: essays, roundtables, editorials, reviews, prose & poetry, transmedia, and dispatches.

Creative Nonfiction

The Cold Mountains: Photographs of the Nuosu in Southern Sichuan

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

Ancient Legends For the past ten years, I have been photographing the Nuosu (or Yi) ethnic minority, who reside mostly in Lishangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture, known as the “Cold Mountains,” in southern Sichuan province in southwestern China. For thousands of...

Marginal Equity:
Poetry Reading on Indigenous Cultural Self-Determination

Kade L. Twist, Los Angeles, United States 

In this video clip, author and artist Kade Twist introduces his book Marginal Equity and reads the first section, “project abstract.” Marginal Equity is a book-length poem that parodies the form of a corporate/governmental prospectus—complete with opportunity statement, deliverables, and...

Uno specchio per cinque (A mirror for five)

Lu Cafausu, San Cesario di Lecce, Italy 

Twins of Diyakunda

Coumba TourĂ©, Dakar, Senegal 
Inse Armah, Popenguine, Senegal 

Once upon a time, there were two twin boys. One was named Manu and the other Guju. Together, they decided to go to Diyakunda, the Happiness Land. They had heard it said that Diyakunda was the most beautiful place in...

Dispatches

I’ll die where you vacation & otras películas mentales

Karla Claudio-Betancourt, Santurce, Puerto Rico 

What’s a Rich Port worth if it’s not a Free Port? The irony of this colony’s name is made evident yet again by a new crisis. Puerto Rico’s ability to manage the COVID-19 pandemic has been restricted by our dependence...

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 commodified into a carnivalesque crowd-pleaser. Inside the city center, cat...

Horizontes Errantes (Wandering Horizons)

Eduardo Carrera, Quito, Ecuador 

Artists: Jonathas de Andrade (Brasil), Pilar Quinteros, (Chile), David Guarnizo, (Colombia), Christian Salablanca (Costa Rica), María José Argenzio, (Ecuador), Karina Aguilera Skvirsky, (Ecuador), Angélica Alomoto (Ecuador), Rometti Costales (Francia & Ecuador), Naufus Ramírez Figueroa (Guatemala), Edgardo Aragón, (México), Gabriel Acevedo...

On ecosystems of struggles and resistance

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

Field Report on the 11th Creative Time Summit in Miami, Florida The 11th Creative Time Summit just wrapped up in Miami. In many parts of the city, community organizers continued to mobilize voter registration for the Midterm elections, such as...

Entanglements

Dispatch from Aztlán

Justin Kiersky, Denver, United States 

I am a passenger in this neighborhood, in this country…on this pale blue dot hurtling through the cosmos. I race my three-year-old daughter up the stairs of the Kiosko Azteca pyramid in Denver’s La Raza Park to show her David...

House of the Deaf Man (Quinta del Sordo)

Sidd Joag, New York City, United States 

Goya’s series of fourteen Black Paintings occupy a massive white room in the Prado in Madrid. I’ve never stood before them, but as a painter I’ve long studied his work. The paintings are confounding—considered too dark and depraved to be...

A Template for Change in Guelph, Ontario

Anna Bowen, Guelph, Ontario, Canada 

Guelph, Ontario is a small university town an hour west of Toronto known for its environmentalism, agriculture and veterinary studies, and its small vibrant arts scene. It’s also the home of the ArtsEverywhere festival and is the Canadian headquarters for...

Black and Blues: Encounters With the Police State

Sidd Joag, New York City, United States 

On the morning of February 21, 2012, I woke up around 3AM, hands and feet shackled to a gurney at Bellevue Hospital in NYC. Blood was pounding in my brain, my vision blurred. I was surrounded by the nurses who...

Essays

Plaza Girls — a diary

Chloe Ruthven, London, UK 
Illustrations: Ken Krimstein, Chicago, United States 

Addendum to the fourteenth piece in our Polity of Literature series: In 2018, British writer and film-maker Chloe Ruthven traveled to the Moria Refugee Camp and then to Athens, where she taught English to refugees. While in Athens, she worked...

Curse of Geography: Kibera

Emelda Ochieng, Nairobi, Kenya 
Luke Catena, Nairobi, Kenya 

“I really think it’s time to go,” our guide says as he nervously glances at his phone that glows half past five. Around us, as if on an unspoken cue, the air of urgency and anxiety thickens, and it strikes...

Medicina Cultural, Medicina Esencial: Plant-based Health Care among Dominican Women in Puerto Rico

Karla Claudio-Betancourt, Santurce, Puerto Rico 

Felicia de JesĂşs spends her quarantine days behind a sewing machine making reusable masks on the balcony of her home. She sells them for $3 dollars apiece, a price she considers affordable for her neighbors, and just enough to cover...

Pagal Pagal Pagal Pagal Filmy Dunya: a film by Althea Thauberger

Althea Thauberger, Vancouver, BC, Canada 
ZarmeenĂ© Shah, Karachi, Pakistan 

MIRROR | CINEMA | CITY: KARACHI CAPRI Althea Thauberger: The Capri Cinema Project By Zarmeené Shah Through a small window in a closed door, we see the world outside from within a darkened interior space. A man walks by across...

Roundtables

Translation

Elwood Jimmy, Toronto, Canada 
Gloria Swain, Toronto, Canada 
Carmen Papalia, Vancouver, Canada 
Vanessa Dion Fletcher,  
Sky Stonefish,  
Jenelle Rouse, London/Toronto, Canada 
Alex Bulmer,  
Taeyoon Choi, New York, USA / Seoul, South Korea 
Eliza Chandler, Toronto, Canada 

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 

Flourishing

Aislinn Thomas, Kitchener, Canada 
Maanii Oakes, Toronto, Canada 
Max Ferguson, Toronto, Canada 
Laura Burke, Halifax, Canada 
Salima Punjani, MontrĂ©al, Canada 
Yousef Abdullah Kadoura, Toronto, Canada 
Peter Owusu-Ansah, Toronto, Canada 

(Non)Artistic Practices

Maja Hodošček, Celje, Slovenia 
Iva KovaÄŤ, Rijeka, Croatia 
Ivana HanaÄŤek, Zagreb, Croatia 
Ana Kutleša, Zagreb, Croatia 
KURS, Belgrade, Serbia 
Sherif Rushdy, Rijeka, Croatia