Introducing The Contest of the Fruits: Lecture-Performance with Slavs and Tatars

By Haverford College's Hurford Center (other events)

Wednesday, February 5 2020 5:45 PM 7:30 PM EST

Join 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) for an evening with Slavs and Tatars on Wednesday, February 5. Following a welcome reception, Slavs and Tatars will present their lecture-performance Al-Isnad or Chains We Can Believe In to introduce their new Philadelphia-based residency, The Contest of the Fruits.

Al-Isnad or Chains We Can Believe In tells a story of mysticism within modernity, namely through the unlikely perspective of a Dan Flavin commission for a Sufi mosque in downtown New York in the early 1980s, via the Dia Art Foundation. From Khlebnikov and the Russian Futurists to Charles de Foucauld and le renouveau catholique, the lecture attempts a definition of criticality through hospitality and the sacred, linguistic and syncretic, respectively.

5:45 p.m.
Welcome Reception with Slavs and Tatars

6:30 p.m.
Performance-Lecture by Slavs and Tatars

This event is free and open to the public. Space will be limited. We strongly encourage you to RSVP in advance.

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

Haverford College's Hurford Center