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November 3, 2021

Expanding Criticism through Accessibility

Hosted by Tangled Art + Disability

In this conversation, Sean Lee and Amanda Cachia discuss ways that critical disability and accessibility practices enable new methods of approaching, understanding, and responding to art through writing and other textual practices. They consider the ways that a nuanced and complicated understanding of Mad, Deaf, and disabled artists and their work allow for new kinds of “access” to criticism more broadly—whether for those who are underrepresented or those for whom contemporary art and criticism does not seem particularly welcome or accessible. Together, they brainstorm ways of doing art criticism that give rise to this kind of world and work. This conversation pays particular attention to the poetics opened up by disability cultures, as well as formal strategies used not only by art writers but also institutions (galleries and museums, with their catalogues, didactic panels, way-finding, and so on).

The conversation will run for approximately 45 minutes, followed by 15 mins for Q&A.

This event is part of C Magazine's Curious Criticism Symposium, which asks questions about how art criticism operates today, which of its practices are most suited to the present, and who speaks, for whom, about what.


This event will be live translated into American Sign Language and, as with all Curious Criticism events, include captions produced by Zoom’s auto-transcription feature.  Please contact info@cmagazine.com with any additional accessibility requests.


Tangled Art + Disability

401 Richmond Street West, Studio 124, Toronto, ON, Canada

Tangled Art + Disability is boldly redefining how the world experiences art and those who create it. We are a not for profit art + disability organization dedicated to connecting professional and emerging artists, the arts community and a diverse public through creative passion and artistic excellence. Our mandate is to support Deaf, Mad and disability-identified artists, to cultivate Deaf, Mad and disability arts in Canada, and to enhance access to the arts for artists and audiences of all abilities.