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“I HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY”: ADVOCATING FOR HUMAN RIGHTS THROUGH ARTMAKING
May 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
MAY 3, 2022 | 6:45 PM FREE
Reserve tickets here (limited availability)
Please note: This event will be held at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
A recording of this program will be available online on May 4.
Laurie Anderson and Mohammed el Gharani, who was detained at Guántanamo Bay from 2002 to 2009, will participate in a conversation exploring human rights and incarceration moderated by activist and film producer Kweku Mandela. The pair collaborated on the monumental video installation Habeas Corpus (2015), in which El Gharani, projected on a 14-foot sculpture modeled after the Lincoln Memorial, shares his recollections of Guantánamo and reflections on unlawful imprisonment.
Habeas Corpus is currently on view in at the Hirshhorn.
This program is co-presented by the Anacostia Community Museum, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, National Museum of African American History and Culture, and National Museum of African Art.
Image credit: Laurie Anderson, Habeas Corpus, 2015. Installation view from Laurie Anderson: The Weather at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, 2021. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Ron Blunt