Contested Territory


May 2 | Brooklyn Public Library | NYC

With Zsófia Bán, Wafaa Bilal, Petina Gappah, and Raja Shehadeh; moderated by Anderson Tepper

Can art serve politics without sacrificing itself? Can art withdraw from conflict without becoming sterile and irrelevant? Guided by Vanity Fair’s Anderson Tepper, artists from some of the world’s most troubled regions explore the fate and role of art in times of conflict.

Cosponsored by the Brooklyn Public Library


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