Go back

Promo image for "avere cura."

Event Access

  • Touch Tour
  • ASL by Request
  • Free Event

December 9, 2022 - February 24, 2023

avere cura

Hosted by Tangled Art + Disability

Location

Tangled Art Gallery, 401 Richmond Street West, S-124, Toronto, ON, M5V 3A8, Canada

Tangled's final show of 2022, avere cura, will be in the Tangled Art Gallery (401 Richmond St W S-124, Toronto) from December 9, 2022 - February 24, 2023.

Curated by Tangled's Curator in Residence Max Ferguson, avera cura features art by Susan Aydan Abbott, Olivia Brouwer, BI Garneau, Kit Trytten, seeley quest and Carla Sierra Suarez.

avere cura took root with the ideology of curation as care – the origins of the term “curating” being based in the Latin root “to take care.” The Western art world has been shaped across centuries by a predominantly white, heterosexist, and ableist art history (and continues to promote these dominant ideologies). To be outside the norm or the above-mentioned categories, whether BIPOC, Queer and Trans, mentally ill, neurodivergent, or disabled, creates friction. Disability art provides a social means for us to complicate these problematic tropes that are reified through the traditional white cube, gallery-based approach to displaying and making work. In avere cura, practices of access trouble the structure of the gallery and its ideals: together we make room for new ways of seeing and being, as well as making.

Accessibility

  • Many of the artworks are tactile so visitors can touch them.
  • Some also include sound or have sound/video components.
  • Our exhibition statement is interpreted in ASL and we have plain language available.
  • The building and our space are wheelchair accessible.
  • ASL tours are available (they just have to be booked a week or so in advance so we can get in touch with our interpreters and book a time).
  • We are a masked and scent free space.
  • Seating is available.
  • We have image description available as well.
  • We also have virtual tours if people can't or would rather not come in person.

Organizations

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.

Venues

Tangled Art Gallery

401 Richmond Street West, S-124, Toronto, ON, M5V 3A8, Canada

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair Accessible Venue
  • Wheelchair Accessible Washroom
  • Elevator