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Putting the Cooker on Low

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World premiere of a CHRA digital commission, featuring a Q&A with artist Ama Josephine Budge and writer Dr. Chelsea M. Frazier, moderated by Dr. J.T. Roane (Arizona State University). Putting the Cooker on Low explores the daily rituals that allow Black women, femmes and non-binary folk to keep creating in the midst of spiritual, emotional, familial, societal and ecological crises....

Student Projects

UNDERCOOKED Works by MA in Human Rights & the Arts

Undercooked features works-in-progress by the current MA students at the Center for Human Rights and the Arts. Developed as part of their practice-based core course with Tania El Khoury this spring (HRA 504: Collaborations and Community-based Art), all of the projects engage in different ways with the politics of food and land. The work includes performance, music, sound, murals, and...

Panel

Activism in Process: Projects from Afghanistan, Puerto Rico, and Tunisia

Join us for a panel discussion with CHRA's current collaborators in "Activism in Process". CHRA collaborates annually with a group of activists and organizers who are leading grassroots efforts in their communities. For our first “Activism in Process”, we are bringing together Badr Baabou from Damj (a LGBTQ++ rights organization based in Tunisia); Ernesto Pujol (a social choreographer based in...

Panel

You Have Not Yet Been Defeated: Activism and Freedom in Egypt

Weis Cinema, Bard College 30 Campus Rd, , NY, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

CHRA is hosting the launch & discussion of Egyptian political prisoner Alaa Abd El-Fattah’s newly published book, You Have Not Yet Been Defeated on Wednesday, April 27th, 5:00pm EDT at Weis Cinema, Bard College. Join us for a conversation with filmmaker and activist Sanaa Seif and scholar Omnia Khalil as they reflect on the ongoing incarceration of activists in Egypt beyond the...

Screening

Memory of the Earth: Land Dispossession, Violence, and War in Colombia

Upstate Films: Starr Theatre, Rhinebeck, NY 6415 Montgomery St, Rhinebeck, NY

CHRA will be screening Memory of the Earth: Land Dispossession, Violence, and War in Colombia, a program of three short films made in collaboration between the Colombian Truth Commission and Forensic Architecture on Wednesday, April 20 at 7:45 pm EDT at Upstate Films, Rhinebeck NY. The films center around the issue of land dispossession in Urabá, a region in northwestern...

Launch Event

Khar va Attar خار وعطار : The Thorn and the Healers

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World premiere of a CHRA digital commission and a text by Dr. Manijeh Moradian, featuring a Q&A with artist Amitis Motevalli. For Khar va Attar, the artist takes on the challenge of channeling a conversation between 10th century Persian scholar and doctor, Ibn Sina (Avicenna), her uncle Manoucher Emrani, an agricultural engineer and botanist, and her friend, Soraya Medina, a...

Screening

Mirt Sost Shi Amit / Harvest: 3,000 Years (Part of Imaging Land, Labor, and Infrastructure)

Weis Cinema, Bard College 30 Campus Rd, , NY, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

CHRA will be screening Mirt Sost Shi Amit / Harvest: 3,000 Years (1976) by Ethiopian filmmaker Haile Gerima on Tuesday, April 5th, 5:30pm EDT at Weis Cinema, Bard College. The event is free and open to the public. The film screening will be followed by post-screening discussions. Mirt Sost Shi Amit / Harvest: 3,000 Years is Part three of public film...

Talks Series

Layli Long Soldier: My Art Is a Being: Building a Relationship to Art through Agreement, Ethics, and Pleasure

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By understanding our art as a being with whom we create a relationship, Layli Long Soldier explores the ways in which we can make commitments and agreements with our writing and art; uphold expectations and enact reciprocity, as one would do with a relative; and nourish our relationship through pleasure, playfulness, or enjoyment. These agreements with our art, in turn,...

Screening

Films by Ateyyat El Abnoudy (Part of Imaging Land, Labor, and Infrastructure)

Virtual Event Virtual Event

CHRA will be screening four short films by Egyptian filmmaker Ateyyat El Abnoudy on Tuesday, March 29th, 12pm EDT on Zoom (link). The event is free and open to the public. Four films will be shown on Zoom and followed by post-screening discussion with audiovisual archivist Yasmin Desouki (Chicago Film Archives, formerly Cimatheque - Alternative Film Centre in Cairo, Egypt)....

Screening

Films by Omar Amiralay (Part of Imaging Land, Labor, and Infrastructure)

CHRA will be screening three short films by Syrian filmmaker Omar Amiralay on Thursday, March 17th, 7:45pm EDT at Upstate Films, Rhinebeck NY. The event is free and open to the public. Reservations can be made through this link. The films will be followed by post-screening discussions: محاولة عن سد الفرات Film-Essay on the Euphrates Dam (1970), 13 min الدجاج The Chickens...

Student Projects

Hunt & Gather: Work in Progress by MA students

Bard College

The inaugural cohort of eleven MA students developed work-in-progress as a part of "Collaborations & Community," a course taught by the Center's director Dr. Tania El Khoury. The collaborative creative projects span various formats and artistic mediums, from dinner performance, live art, digital work, party, and posters. Wednesday 9 March Howls in the Mountains by Carol Montealegre 2:30pm (Resnick Studio,...

Talks Series

Mohammed El-Kurd: “Bombs, women, children, etc”: Humanization, Victimhood, and the Politics of Appeal

RKC 103, Bard College Campus Road, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

For decades, well-meaning journalists and cultural workers used a humanizing framework in their representation of oppressed people, in hopes of countering the traditional portrayal of the Palestinian as a "terrorist." Within this framework, a perfect victimhood emerged as an ethnocentric prerequisite for sympathy and solidarity, often over-emphasizing oppressed people’s nonviolence, humane professions, and disabilities. In “Bombs, women, children, etc.”: Humanization,...

Launch Event

Tastes of Loss

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World premiere of a CHRA digital commission, featuring a Q&A with artist Alexandre Paulikevitch and writer Romy Lynn Attieh, moderated by curator Amanda Abi Khalil and co-presented by CEC ArtsLink. Tastes of Loss tells the story of a dancer's intimate relationship to food cooking and preservation. It is a visual essay on survival, womanhood, and joy. It is filmed in...

Launch Event

Only God Can Make Tomato Sauce

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World premiere of a CHRA digital commission, featuring a Q&A with artist Brian Lobel and writer Season Butler, moderated by Jack Ferver (Bard College). Two friends and food makers share their recipes for healing, their personal histories and food journeys, and wider reflections on medicine versus the medicinal, knowledge versus expertise, the homegrown and the home-y, the wholesome and the...

Launch Event

Dwala Lam’

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World premiere of a CHRA digital commission, featuring a Q&A with artist Sethembile Msezane and writer Dr. Portia Malatjie, moderated by Panashe Chigumadzi and hosted by Wits School of Arts.  Praise singing and movement is the celebration of presence. Dwala Lam’ is a praise song that reminds one of the groundedness that is inscribed in their ancestry. These inscriptions, may come by way of being...

Launch Event

Hands to Hold

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World premiere of our third digital commission, featuring a Q&A with artist Emilio Rojas and writer Pamela Sneed hosted by Dr. Sanjay Kumar (Central European University). Hands to Hold is centered around 2 durational performances devised by Emilio Rojas. For a 6.5-hour performance, the artist drank a 1.5 gallons of sap from a 250 year old sugar maple in the...

Panel

Reflections from Al-Quds Bard on the Current Situation

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The OSUN Center for Human Rights & the Arts, the Human Rights Project, and Middle Eastern Studies at Bard College are pleased to co-present the following panel: Ms. Rana Hajjaj, Program Manager for Al-Quds Bard College of Arts and Sciences Professor Saida Hamad, Head of Media Studies Program, Al-Quds Bard College for Arts and Sciences Professor Munir Nusseibeh, Assistant Professor...

Talks Series

Mark Sealy: Photography, Race, Rights, and Representation

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The photographers discussed share a forensic dialogue with photography’s past and offer navigational tools for its future possibilities in the making of new identities and histories. We need to keep open cultural portals in which to discuss the application of photography as a vehicle for self-determination, remaking histories, and visual forms of resistance. The aim is a visual voyage through the...

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Talks Series

Cassils: The Struggle For/ The Struggle Against

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In a time of lockdown and quarantines, of fascism and propaganda, we need reason and action to be supported by visions of change. Cassils discusses artistic and performative tactics uniquely suited for our time. Reflecting on ten years of practice where they carve out strategies for trans representation, they discuss tactics to educate, engage and agitate while attempting to balance...

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