About

This is an assemblage of art-related projects that depict either a documentation of discourses and activism centered around (human) rights and memory processes or serves as platform seeking to encourage critical reflection brushing against and interacting with established forms of perception and art practice. The projects presented here are a collection of ideas exploring the politics of representing, speaking (who, from where, about what) and listening (who, from where, to what) in order to track continuities and discontinuities between past and present. Amongst many other projects, “escrache” an art practice established by Argentinian activists, demonstrated the interconnectedness between art, social movements and claims for accountability later translated into legal struggles. A critical engagement with art and its refusal, law and the politics of (il-)legibility of the other is crucial to understand, negotiate, re-name and transform existing social realities beyond the art space. First and foremost, this platform is a vehicle for reaching out to others seeking collaboration for art as sustained critical collective process – those who feel interested by this work are encouraged to get in touch.

 

Background

M.A. Human Rights Studies (Columbia University, New York City);  Art Scholarship 2016/17 (Pratt Institute/MGC, New York City); LL.M. Public International & Humanitarian Law (Leiden University, The Hague).

Collaborations/Exhibits

  • Museo de la Memoria y Derechos Humanos, Santiago de Chile
  • Manhattan Graphic Center (MGC), New York City
  • Brot für die Welt, Evangelisches Werk für Diakonie und Entwicklung e.V., Berlin

© Rahel Bergerstock
rahelbergerstock@gmail.com