Curated by Bojana Coklyat (Gallatin MA ’19)
April 19 – May 1, 2019
Reception: April 30, 2019, 6 – 8 pm.
The title of the show, “Crip Imponderabilia” takes its meaning from the repurposed word “cripple” and the anthropological word “Imponderabilia”, which refers to all the mundane, almost invisible everyday actions of a culture. Each work within the show reflects this idea but will be created with the artists’ own experiences as disabled people, as well as how the work can be experienced by disabled and nondisabled viewers. Examples of work include “Crip Twister”, a piece which reimagines the game for people who are disabled, and “Crip Trivial Pursuit”, created by crowdsourcing facts from the disabled community in NYC and New Jersey. In addition, visitors would be encouraged to add their own questions and answers. A verbal description tour, ASL interpreted tour, and an accessible web presence with audio description will be available. Visitors are encouraged to move objects around, add objects, and leave messages about what worked and what didn’t. This show will transform the gallery space into an interactive “lab-like” environment in order to figure out the best means for accessible innovative shows.