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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

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...

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...

Entanglements

Mediating Betrayal

Sidd Joag, New York City, United States 

Recent conversations at ArtsEverywhere with artists and journalists evoke perceptions of an imminent future marked by a further eradication of spaces for constructive civil discourse and disagreement. As social media perpetuates cults of personality, viral hatreds escalate to violent targeting...

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%...

Essays

Women of the Cold Mountains

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

24 hours, 24 women, 24 photographs. As is true of nearly everywhere on earth, the women captured in this photo series not only take care of their children and families. They work hard to embody their potential, pursue their own...

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 

On the evening of Friday, April 19th, 2019, at the invitation of ArtsEverywhere, Pony Zion (De’von Webster) and Benji Hart (Benji Ninja) gathered in a conference room at The New School on 5th Avenue in New York City to discuss social...

Vogue is Not for You: Deciding Who We Give Our Art To

Benji Hart, Chicago, United States 

This essay accompanies Benji Hart’s conversation with Pony Zion, “Now We Know We Can Reclaim the World We Want.” It was originally published on Benji Hart’s Radical Faggot blog on May 31, 2015. I began voguing as a sixteen year...

The Church of OVAH: Transcendence in the House Ballroom Scene

David E. Patiño, New York City, United States 

For centuries the Christian church has fractured time and time again when the Church did not or would not meet the needs of a community. The subsequent Christian denominations, sects, cults, and ecclesiastical communities have established themselves under a variety...

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