OSUN Center for Human Rights and the Arts at Bard College Releases New Publication SeriesANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.—The OSUN Center for Human Rights and the Arts at Bard College (CHRA) is releasing Through the Ruins: Talks on Human Rights & the Arts 1, the inaugural volume in a new series of publications dedicated to exploring creative tools of resistance. The volume is copublished by CHRA and Natus Books, a project of the Institute for Publishing Arts based in Barrytown, NY.
Through the Ruins is based on public talks presented at CHRA by Faustin Linyekula, a Congolese dancer and choreographer of contemporary dance; The White Pube, a collaborative identity of writers and curators Gabrielle de la Puente and Zarina Muhammad; performance artist Cassils; Emily Johnson, an artist who makes body-based work; Border Forensics, an agency investigating practices of border violence; feminist artist Ashmina Ranjit; Mark Sealy, a British curator and cultural historian; and Hamed Sinno, a singer and LGBTQ activist. This volume is edited by curator Fawz Kabra, with a foreword by CHRA director and artist Tania El Khoury.
In their own words and in conversation with others, these activists, scholars, and artists from around the globe make evident the richness and range of contemporary practices at the intersection of human rights and the arts. Each chapter is introduced by a different scholar or curator and is then followed by a Q&A with a live, international audience. The text is further enhanced by the collection’s emphatic typography and creative design which guide the reader through chapters rich in personal story, theory, and history.
About Bard College
Founded in 1860, Bard College is a four-year, residential college of the liberal arts and sciences located 90 miles north of New York City. With the addition of the Montgomery Place estate, Bard’s campus consists of nearly 1,000 parklike acres in the Hudson River Valley. It offers bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, and bachelor of music degrees, with majors in more than 40 academic programs; graduate degrees in 13 programs; eight early colleges; and numerous dual-degree programs nationally and internationally. Building on its 163-year history as a competitive and innovative undergraduate institution, Bard College has expanded its mission as a private institution acting in the public interest across the country and around the world to meet broader student needs and increase access to liberal arts education. The undergraduate program at our main campus in upstate New York has a reputation for scholarly excellence, a focus on the arts, and civic engagement. Bard is committed to enriching culture, public life, and democratic discourse by training tomorrow’s thought leaders. For more information about Bard College, visit bard.edu.
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