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ArtsEverywhere publishes in many forms: essays, roundtables, editorials, reviews, prose & poetry, transmedia, and dispatches. Much of this content is also included in one or more of the Inquiries.

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...

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...

Colten Boushie

Taqralik Partridge, Kuujjuaq, Nunavik / Kautokeino, Norway 

Editor’s Note: Colten Boushie was a 22-year-old Indigenous man from Red Pheasant Cree Nation, Treaty Six Territory, in the place we now call Canada. On August 9, 2016, Colten was shot in the back of the head and killed by...

Dispatches

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...

When Knights Come Calling

Niki Singleton, New York City, United States 

When I read that the 2018 theme for National Women’s History Month was Nevertheless She Persisted, referring to Mitch McConnell’s attempt to silence Elizabeth Warren from speaking in Congress, this piece became, for me, the perfect celebration of women’s courage and...

Entanglements

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 walls, that the price of our electronics fits within our...

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 and commerce comes to a grinding halt. On one hand,...

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 “Leave” voters—a merry band of Brexiteers—wave their cheap, tiny plastic...

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 eleventy-seven and four-sixteenth years—much like the detritus of a Christmas...

Essays

Ahmet Altan: The Writer’s Paradox

Ahmet Altan, Istanbul, Turkey 

The second installment of ArtsEverywhere’s “The Polity of Literature” project is an essay entitled “The Writer’s Paradox” by the internationally acclaimed Turkish novelist, journalist and editor Ahmet Altan. Smuggled out of prison, “The Writer’s Paradox” is an entry from the...

The Polity of Literature

Anonymous,  

“Dehumanized, often by the state, no one simply stops being human—they find profane sites for their humanity, a realm for their politics that their enemies cannot destroy. Often it’s in their religion, their family, gangs, a neighborhood, or a declaration...

Sketches from Solitary

Justin Kiersky, Denver, United States 

A Shaft of Light Inside a 12 x 7-foot cell, a shaft of light passes through a narrow window positioned high above a small mattress and a bed frame of poured concrete. Instead of landing on the achromatic prison wall...

What is the Future of Artistic Practices?

Ayumi Goto, Toronto, Canada 
Andrea Fatona, Toronto, Canada 
Skawennati, Montreal, Canada 
Stefan St-Laurent, Gatineau, Canada 
LĂ©uli Eshrāghi,  

Participants of the Primary Colours/Couleurs primaires (PC/Cp) 2017 Gathering were invited to join the roundtable to discuss a particular question that involved reflecting on their own artistic practices, personal histories and experiences, and dissect the challenges/fractures/progress within the current Canadian...

Roundtables

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 Hodoơček, Celje, Slovenia 
Iva Kovač, Rijeka, Croatia 
Ivana Hanaček, Zagreb, Croatia 
Ana KutleĆĄa, Zagreb, Croatia 
KURS, Belgrade, Serbia 
Sherif Rushdy, Rijeka, Croatia 

Foundations and Disruptions

Bradley Cantrell, Charlottesville, United States 
Matthew Claudel, Boston, United States 
Adam Greenfield, London, United Kingdom 
Miriam Ho, Toronto, Canada 
Ruth Jones, Toronto, Canada / Los Angeles, United States 
Fiona McDermott, Dublin, Ireland 
Aisling O'Carroll, London, United Kingdom 
Marie van Zeyl, Toronto, Canada 
David Zielnicki, Vancouver, Canada