20 November: Non/Albeism – How accessible is your institution?
SOTA in collaboration with Engagement Arts is providing a conversation about accessibility on the 20th of November. With the growing awareness of current ableist narratives in the arts, they are giving space to voices of people with disabilities in the arts to share their testimonies.
Within the formal setting of an installation a close-up invitation to listen to their stories opens an informal reflection on the obstacles these artists experience and their needs for a more accessible art practice. Next to this there will be a textual art object, a tool to unpack the invisible barriers of how deeply rooted an ableist bias can be.
13h – start event
15h – collective listening session
(interview Mira & Josefien, approx. 30min)
15h30 – collective discussion
The event is happening in Museum Guislain, Josef Guislainstraat 43B, 9000 Gent on Saturday, the 20th of November, and is part of the Almanac Trajectory that invites to re-think Fair Arts Practices.
The audio-installation of testimonies (mostly in NL and some in ENG) will be accessible from 13 h until 17 h. The event is for free and is part of an atelierspace set up by Simon Allemeersch in the current exhibition of Fernand Deligny. It is important to pass through the entrance desk to get a sticker that gives one free access.
With our current funding possibilities we unfortunately aren’t able to make the installation accessible for the needs of d/Deaf people.
If you have any other needs concerning accessibility, please let us know. Transcription of the interviews can be provided, later on, if needed.
We’re very much looking forward to welcome you to this event and also to engage with you in informal discussions on accessibility over a free cup of tea or coffee!
The content creation is supported by Kunstenpunt; and the event is subsidised by the VGC.