Live Arts Bard 2019 Biennial

November 21–24, 2019
Before the Wall by Samar Hazboun

November 21–24, 2019

Where No Wall Remains
حيث لا جدار يبقى

Donde No Queda Ningún Muro
A four-day festival on the subject of borders—physical borders, political borders, and borders of the body—and how we might in time transcend them. This third edition of the LAB Biennial is curated by Lebanese artist Tania El Khoury, a 2019 Soros Art Fellow, and Gideon Lester, the Fisher Center’s Artistic Director for Theater and Dance.

"They say there is a window from one heart to another.
How can there be a window where no wall remains?"

—Rumi

About

A four-day festival on the subject of borders—physical borders, political borders, and borders of the body—and how we might in time transcend them. This third edition of the LAB Biennial is co-curated by Lebanese artist Tania El Khoury, a 2019 Soros Art Fellow, and Gideon Lester, the Fisher Center’s Artistic Director for Theater and Dance. The festival features nine new performances and installations by contemporary artists from the Middle East and the Americas.
Lobby Hours
Photo courtesy of Emily Jacir

Lobby Hours

November 21 at 6 pm – 9 pm
November 22 at 6 pm – 9:30 pm
November 23 at 1 pm – 9:30 pm
November 24 at 1 pm – 8 pm

Pricing and program schedules vary. See event page for details
Blog
Photo courtesy of Tania El Khoury

Blog

Explore the themes and artists of Where No Wall Remains, including a festival syllabus, interviews with the artists, digital resources, and more.
Reading Room
Photo courtesy of Jason De León

Reading Room

Fridays through November 15, 1–4pm
New Annandale House, Bard College Campus

Open to the public, the Reading Room provides a space for individual and communal engagement with the discourse of Where No Wall Remains. A schedule of special events at the Reading Room, including public talks, readings, and screenings, can be found here.

The Reading Room is presented in association with Bard’s Center for Experimental Humanities.The Reading Room is also on view at through November 2019 at Wendy’s Subway, a non-profit library, writing space, and independent publisher in Brooklyn, New York.
Festival Program

Festival Program

Preview the Biennial program, featuring background information, artist bios, a venue map, and more.

Biennial Playlist

Transportation
Photo by Garrett Sager

Transportation

Joining us from the New York metro area?
Our luxury coach brings you round-trip from NYC's Upper West Side to the Fisher Center for just $40 on Sunday, November 24.

Save $20 when you purchase the Sunday Package for the coach and all performances.
Dining Options
Photo by Chris Kayden

Dining Options

LUMA BALCONY CAFE
Thursday 11/21, Friday 11/22 • 5–8 pm
Saturday 11/23 • 12–9 pm
Sunday 11/24 • 12–7 pm

MOLE MOLE FOOD TRUCK
Saturday 11/23 & Sunday 11/24 • 12:30–6pm
Special thanks
Photo by Gilbert Hage

Special thanks

Where No Wall Remains is supported by grants from the Ford Foundation; Open Society Foundations; Arab Fund for  Arts and Culture; Thendara Foundation; John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation;  Consortium on Forced Migration, Displacement, and Education; The Vilcek Foundation; and the Institute of International Education.  Live Arts Bard is made possible by generous support from members of the Live Arts Bard Creative Council and Advisory Board  of the Fisher Center at Bard
 

Schedule At-A-Glance

Biennial Schedule