What is an Artistic Practice of Human Rights?

What is an Artistic Practice of Human Rights? is a multi-day summit taking place April 29 and May 1, 2017 hosted by the University of Chicago and composed of a group of distinguished international artists who will propose, examine, and challenge the ways in which creative cultural resistance can broaden our collective understanding of human rights. 

Worldview Interview with Susan Gzesh and Carlos Javier Ortiz

Apr 27, 2017

Susan Gzesh (Pozen Family Center for Human Rights) and Carlos Javier Ortiz (photographer, filmmaker, summit artist) discuss What is an Artistic Practice of Human Rights? on WBEZ's WorldviewListen to their interview with Jerome McDonnell and Nari Safavi.

Newcity Feature on Artistic Practice of Human Rights Summit

Apr 02, 2017

The upcoming summit What is an Artistic Practice of Human Rights? and its accompanying exhibition In Acts is addressed in Newcity. The article considers how the summit and its accompanying exhibition at Weinberg / Newton Gallery work toward social justice through artistic engagement. Read the full article by Elliot J. Reichert.

Summit Featured in UChicago News

Mar 22, 2017

What is an Artistic Practice of Human Rights? — the upcoming, multi-day summit — featured in UChicago News.

e-flux Publishes Summit Participant Alessandro Petti's (DAAR) `Refugee Heritage`

Mar 16, 2017

"In tracing, documenting, revealing and representing refugee history beyond the narrative of suffering and displacement, Refugee Heritage is an attempt to imagine and practice refugeeness beyond humanitarianism." What is an Artistic Practice of Human Rights? participant Alessandro Petti (DAAR) authors "Refugee Heritage" for e-flux. This publication opens up the complexities often hidden within typical refugee histories generated by narratives of suffering and displacement.

Tania Bruguera documentary at Berlin International Film Festival

Feb 13, 2017

Berlin International Film Festival to feature "Tania Libre", a documentary by Lynn Hershman Leeson that centers on Tania Bruguera's approach to art making, and her experience as a political prisoner in Cuba. Bruguera is a core participant in the April 29 - May 1 summit at the University of Chicago, What is an Artistic Practice of Human Rights?

Jelili Atiku to participate in 2017 Venice Biennale

Feb 06, 2017

Jelili Atiku, one of the summit artists for What is an Artistic Practice of Human Rights?, has been announced as an exhibiting artist in this year's Venice Biennale. Read more on the Biennale and Jelili's participation