Art and Human Rights: Art Breath X SOAS - Talk & Soirée
Art Breath, in collaboration with SOAS, will hold a series of events looking at the intricate relationship between art and politics.
Through the lens of art, the themes that will be explored throughout the series are: soft power, freedom of expression, street art, gender, identity, conflict, peace building, and many more.
The sixth event in the series will take place on Wednesday 23rd January 2019 in the format of a talk and Q&A, followed by a drinks reception. The evening will look at the tool of art for Human Rights and the potential art can have to highlight and protest for Human Rights. Professor Stephen Hopgood will give an introduction on the general idea of Human Rights.
Artist Bob and Roberta Smith will talk about his art, such as his artworks Art is Your Human Right and Make Art Not War, linking art with political and social messages. He will discuss his campaigns on art being a Human Right and the importance of having the arts in education in the UK.
Professor Charles Tripp's talk will be on street art and graffiti in the Middle East and North Africa as a vehicle for freedom of expression. In countries where Human Rights are not a given, art can be a way of proclaiming rights and giving voice to free expression.
The evening will be chaired by Professor Stephen Hopgood and moderated by Professor Stephen Hopgood and Nour Saleh.