The Contest of the Fruits - Red-Black Thread Lecture-Performance with Slavs and Tatars and Professor Zain Abdullah

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM (ET)
OCL Online Event
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Lecture
Contact
Weissinger, James R
Department
Huford Center for Arts & Humanities
Link
https://ems-web.haverford.edu/MasterCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?EventDetailId=93621

The Contest in Context: Red-Black Thread Lecture-Performance with Slavs and Tatars and  Zain Abdullah, Associate Professor of Religion & Society and Islamic Studies at Temple University

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27 2021

4:30 PM — 6:00 PM

Virtual Event


Free with RSVP:

https://hchc.ticketleap.com/the-contest-red-black-thread/dates/Oct-27-2021_at_0430PM


Red-Black Thread explores the construction of black identity not from the traditional Anglophone and Francophone worlds of the Atlantic but rather from the Russophone idiom of imperial Russia and the Soviet Union. Commissioned by the Walker and Metropolitan Museums on the occasion of the Siah Armajani retrospective “Follow This Line”, Red-Black Thread looks at the experience of labor, race, and sexuality from a shared Russian/Soviet and African-American perspective to better understand failed promises of conviviality and co-existence.

Slavs & Tatars presents Red-Black Thread with Zain Abdullah, Associate Professor of Religion & Society and Islamic Studies at Temple University, as part of The Contest of the Fruits Exhibits & Events and the The Contest in Context virtual event series. This event will take place virtually via Zoom. A login link will be emailed to you prior to event.

The Contest of the Fruits takes a nineteenth-century Uyghur allegorical poem as the point of departure for investigations into language, politics, religion, humor, resilience, and resistance in a pluralistic world. It includes a virtual series, publication, new animation work, and exhibition at Haverford’s Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery by renowned artist collective Slavs and Tatars in partnership with Haverford College’s Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities, Twelve Gates Arts, and the Philadelphia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Philadelphia

The Contest of the Fruits exhibit runs from September 10th - December 12, 2021. All exhibits and events are free and open to the public. For full schedule details and locations, visit: exhibits.haverford.edu/thecontestofthefruits/exhibits-and-events/. If you have any questions, please email: michelle@wittygritty.com. 

The Contest of the Fruits is supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

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