Radical. Disruptive. The Last Avant-Garde. The emergence of the Disability Arts movement has been pivotal to reframing our understanding of disability. Mobilizing art’s transformative possibility, Disability Art has brought with it political activism, agency and curatorial excellence that transcends the barriers of language to engender new aesthetic potentials.
Springing from Turner Prize-nominated artist Yinka Shonibare’s observation, we will explore just how disability, access and the last remaining avant garde movement have shaped our arts ecology.
Sean Lee is the Director of Programming at Tangled Art + Disability. Previous to this role, he was Tangled’s inaugural Curator in Residence (2016) as well as Tangled’s Gallery Manager (2017). In addition, Sean is an independent lecturer and holds a B.A. in Arts Management and Studio from the University of Toronto, Scarborough. He currently sits on the board of the8Fest, Creative Users Projects and is a member of the Ontario Art Council’s Deaf and Disability Advisory Group.
Talks and Q&A run from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Location: The Catalyst Centre, EV151-152 in the Environmental Science & Chemistry (EV on map) Building, 1065 Military Trail.