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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

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...

Dictionary of the Queer International: Call for Participation

Yevgeniy Fiks, New York, USA 

We live in a peculiar era when both universalism and intersectional solidarity are retreating while regional powers become stronger in a globalized world, with the resulting race to the top giving rise to populist nationalism. In this situation, what is...

Dispatches

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...

The Very Best Day

Ilya Budraitskis, Moscow, Russia 

On March 3rd, 2018, the main pre-election rally for Vladimir Putin took place at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. Tens of thousands of public sector workers were brought in from various regions of the country and were expected to listen...

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...

Entanglements

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...

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...

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%...

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...

Essays

An Iceland Story: Artists Who Inspire Public Engagements

Jaroslav AndÄ›l, Prague, Czech Republic / New York City, United States 

Folk singer, poet, and gay rights activist Hörður Torfason began his weekly demonstrations in front of the Parliament building in Reykjavik on October 11, 2008, a couple of days after the government took control of Kaupthing, the largest private bank...

Compelled by the Ephemeral and Fleeting: A Conversation Between Ajamu and Pato Hebert

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

In the summer of 2018, London-based artist, archivist, and curator Ajamu and New York and Los Angeles-based artist, educator, and organizer Pato Hebert collaborated on an exhibition in Amsterdam and discussed Ajamu’s residency with the Black queer community of Toronto, self-care and the lure...

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...

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...

Roundtables

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 

From the Citizens to Their City

Marinella MatejÄŤić, Rijeka, Croatia 
Ana Hoffner, Vienna, Austria 
Ana Opalić, Dubrovnik, Croatia 
Antonija Stojanović Almesberger, Rijeka, Croatia 
MĂłnica Cano AbadĂ­a, Graz, Austria 
Brigita Miloš, Rijeka, Croatia 

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 

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