CHRA’s Adam HajYahia Curates Public Programs Series at The James Gallery in NYC

By March 23, 2023May 3rd, 2023No Comments

CHRA graduate student Adam HajYahia is curating Footnotes on the Fictive Present, a public program series at The James Gallery and The Graduate Center, City University of New York from March 21 through June 4, 2023.

The series explores political imagination of the past and speculations of an emancipatory future through scholarly talks, film screenings, and art practices. The program features the following:

The golden age is out of joint
Lecture by Nour Annan
Tuesday, March 21, 6:30pm
The James Gallery

Film by Mona Benyamin
Tuesday, March 28, 6:30pm
The James Gallery

Dream Riots
Musical Performance by Bergsonist and Gavilan Rayna Russom
Saturday, April 1, 2:00pm-3:30pm
The James Gallery

The Red City of Planet Capitalism
Film by Bahar Noorizadeh
Saturday, April 29, 6:30pm
The James Gallery

The Red City of Planet Capitalism and Gazing… Unseeing
Film Screening and Discussion with Ali Al Adawy and Adam Haj Yahia
Tuesday, May 16, 6pm-8pm
The James Gallery

Read Adam HajYahia’s curatorial statement, bios of participant researchers, artists, and curators, and synopses of all the events at the series webpage, Footnotes on the Fictive Present. Please note that event attendance requires RSVP and conformity with The James Gallery Covid-19 policies.

Adam HajYahia is currently a second-year student in CHRA’s MA Program in Human Rights & the Arts completing his MA thesis on “Carnal Politics: Sex, Desire, and Anti-Colonial Deviance in Mandate Palestine.” He is also an independent researcher, curator, and culture producer.

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