Friday, August 21, 2020, 7 pm ET
Free or suggested donation. This workshop will take place with real-time captioning.
This is an online event. Upon registration, you will receive an email with information on how to participate in the workshop. Attendance is limited. If the event reaches capacity, you can sign up for the waitlist and be notified if there are any openings.
How can we make artworks accessible? What do we presume about an audience’s body and mind when we make art and exhibitions? In this skill-share, Emily Watlington will provide a framework on accessibility and art, with examples of accessible artworks, including both works that were created with accessibility from the start, and “retrofits”, which include curatorial approaches to making artwork accessible after it has been made.
Upon the end of her lecture, participants will have the opportunity to workshop specific artworks or exhibitions with the group.
The workshop will be held over Zoom. If you are encountering any issues accessing the event, please send us a text message at 716-427-4125.
Emily Watlington is assistant editor at Art in America. She writes about contemporary art—primarily video—often through the lenses of feminism and disability justice. A Fulbright scholar with a master’s degree from MIT in the history, theory, and criticism of architecture and art, she has held curatorial positions at the MIT List Visual Arts Center and MassArt’s Bakalar and Paine Galleries (now the MassArt Art Museum). Her writing has appeared in publications such as Artforum, Mousse, and Frieze, and she has contributed to numerous books and exhibition catalogues, including Before Projection: Video Sculpture 1974–1995 (2018), An Inventory of Shimmers: Objects of Intimacy in Contemporary Art (2017), and Independent Female Filmmakers (Routledge, 2018).
Squeaky Wheel’s Workspace Residency is a bi-yearly residency open to artists and researchers working in art and technology. The program is supported by generous support by the County of Erie and County Executive Mark Poloncarz, the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts, and individual members, businesses, and supporters. For more information about the program, click here.
Banner image: Shannon Finnegan’s Do you want us here or not, 2018, at the Dedalus Foundation, New York. Image description: A blue bench with hand-painted white text reads: This exhibition has asked me to stand for too long. Sit if you agree.