CHRA TALKS feature artists and activists from around the globe reflecting on the intersection of human rights & the arts in their practice.

Fall 2021

Launch Event

Only God Can Make Tomato Sauce

Virtual Event Virtual Event

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...

Spring 2021

Talks Series

Cassils: The Struggle For/ The Struggle Against

Virtual Event Virtual Event

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...

Free
Talks Series

Mark Sealy: Photography, Race, Rights, and Representation

Virtual Event Virtual Event

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...

Free