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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

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

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...

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...

Essays

Ni Una Más: Boricua Women Fight Misogyny with Art

Karla Claudio-Betancourt, Santurce, Puerto Rico 

It Was More than the Chat On the second week of protests calling for the resignation of former governor Ricardo RosellĂł, every Boricua on the island had eyes locked on their phones. Whether it was news blasts, memes, videos, photos,...

The Cold Mountains: Photographs of the Nuosu in Southern Sichuan

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...

The Curse of Geography: Kachin State

Sidd Joag, New York City, United States 
Justin Kiersky, Denver, United States 

Chapter 1 – Holes in the Sky MYITKYINA, KACHIN STATE, NORTHERN MYANMAR The half-dozen works of art hanging on the bare wooden walls depict family scenes—they are painted in bold primary colors with rudimentary strokes. Human figures hover ghostlike above...

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...

Roundtables

(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 

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