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International Symposium

Tuesday 20 February 2018

8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

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Taboo Music


20.00 -22.00 International Symposium, Kaufman Auditorium, with the participation of:


Stephen Coates – Musical producer, studies the interaction between music and culture; curator of the exhibition “Forbidden Music: X-Ray Audio in the USSR, 1940–1960”

Artemy Troitsky – Russian activist, cultural critic, university lecturer and journalist

Susanne Regina Meures – Director of the film Raving Iran. Master in History of Art, Courtauld Institute of Art, London and in Arts in Film, Zurich University of the Arts, Zurich

Magnus Ag – international activist, advocating human rights and freedom of speech. He is the founder of Bridge Figures, a digital human rights project amplifying diversity and creative expressions for social change.

Peter Lee – Chief Executive Officer of the North Korea Strategy Center (NKSC), USA, specializes in human rights in North Korea.

Skype conversation with Kang Cheol Hwan – President of the North Korea Strategy Center (NKSC), USA, and founder of a think-tank that undertakes research and promotes action on North Korean issues based on principles of freedom of expression and freedom of information.

Nadeem Karkabi completed his PhD on the politics of pleasure in the Palestinian alternative music scene, department of anthropology and sociology, SOAS, University of London.

Ruth HaCohen
(Pinczower) is the Artur Rubinstein Professor of Musicology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Together with Yaron Ezrahi, she is the author of Composing Power, Singing Freedom: The Interplay of Music and Politics in the West (2017, in Hebrew).

Admission to the symposium is free with purchase of museum admission ticket




Exhibition Opening: Forbidden Music: X-Ray Audio in the USSR, 1946 - 1964 from Tel Aviv Museum of Art on Vimeo.