Art Monthly Australia: Fragmented Productivity: Here&Now13
In her recent book, The Queer Art of Failure (2011), theorist Judith (Jack) Halberstam talks about a ‘commitment to the fragment over any fantasy of future wholeness’. Following Halberstam’s lead in her attention to queer theory, I’d like to position her thinking within a discourse of disability politics, and how the fragmented, so-called ‘failed’ disabled body can be located as a site of fragmented productivity. Continue Reading »

Canadian Journal of Disability Studies, Vol 2, No 4 (2013): ‘Disabling’ the Museum: Curator as Infrastructural Activist
In her book What Makes a Great Exhibition? (2006), art historian, curator and critic, Paula Marincola posed the question: “Can we ever get beyond the essential conversation of displaying works of art in conventional, dedicated spaces?” Continue Reading »

Disability Studies Quarterly: “Talking Blind: Disability, Access, and the Discursive Turn”
“You’re standing too close to that painting. You have to stand back to really see it,” says a male museum visitor. In her book Sight Unseen Georgina Kleege recounts the story of how a fellow visitor criticized her in this fashion for behaving “inappropriately” during the 1992 Matisse exhibition at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Continue Reading »

Journal of Visual Art Practice Volume 12 Number 3: ‘Disabling’ the Museum: Curator as Infrastructural Activist
This article will explore how I attempt to ‘disable’ the museum through my infrastructural curatorial practice, which is the basis for my scholarly research and writing. By infusing my curatorial projects with critical reflection and theoretical development, I hope to begin this process of building a new vocabulary and methodology around curating disability and access. Continue Reading »

What Can a Body Do? (Amanda Cachia)
Opening on October 26, 2012 at Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery at Haverford College in Pennsylvania, What Can a Body Do? is an exhibition that narrows the question originally posed by French philosopher Gilles Deleuze into: “what can a disabled body do?” Continue Reading »