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CHRA Announces Fall 2021 Public Program

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The OSUN Center for Human Rights and the Arts at Bard is pleased to announce its Fall 2021 lineup of talks series and digital commissions launch events. This term, four artists and activists from around the globe share their practice reflecting on human rights and the arts intersect in their work. CHRA will also publish two digital commissions responding to...
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The Entire First Season of CHRA Digital Commissions on View for the Remainder of the Summer

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We are pleased to announce that all four of our first season of CHRA Digital Commissions are now available for online viewing. This Spring 2021 series included four artists from around the world [Leil Zahra Mortada, Marikiscrycrycry (Malik Nashad Sharpe), Emilio Rojas, and Sethembile Msezane] using a variety of media to reflect on the notion of “invisibilities.” Each artist selected…

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CHRA Announces its 2021-22 Fellowship Recipients

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The OSUN Center for Human Rights and Arts at Bard College is pleased to announce that Nadine Fattaleh and Oscar Humberto Pedraza Vargas have been selected as the inaugural (2021-22) recipients of the Center’s fellowship in human rights and the arts. The fellowship aims to support outstanding engagement in human rights and the arts by scholars, artists, and activists. Fellows…

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Tania El Khoury and Ziad M. Abu-Rish Interviewed by Hyperallergic

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The online arts publication Hyperallergic recently featured CHRA core team members Tania El Khoury and Ziad Abu-Rish. In conversation with Katie Kheriji-Watts, they discuss their relocation from Beirut to Bard College and how their previous art and research projects inform CHRA’s overall vision, including its flagship MA in Human Rights and the Arts Program. The interview highlights the duo’s shared…

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CHRA Inaugurates Annual Lecture Series

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The OSUN Center for Human Rights and the Arts is pleased to announce its inaugural (Spring 2021) lineup for its annual lecture series in human rights and the arts. This year, eight artists and activists from around the globe will reflect on their practice to provide grounded, wide-ranging, and in-depth explorations for various ways in which human rights and the...
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CHRA Announces Inaugural Faculty and Student Grant Recipients

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The OSUN Center for Human Rights and the Arts at Bard College is pleased to announce the inaugural (2020–21) recipients of grants supporting faculty research and student-led initiatives at the intersection of human rights and the arts. The grants were awarded after an open call for proposals for faculty and students across member institutions of the Open Society University Network…

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