See for Yourself: Walk and Workshop with Artist and Accessibility Advocate, Carmen Papalia

Event Details


Thursday July 25, 2019 from 6:30pm-8pm
Exhibition Area and Creative Residency Offices, Level 8
Central Branch VPL, 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC

See for Yourself is a one-on-one tour experience where participants take
turns subjectively describing art objects, architectural details, and other
museum visitors to a participant who is shutting their eyes. The practice
privileges the describer’s subjective knowledge and models a relational,
embodied viewing experience for the participant; highlighting access points
that are often overlooked when relying on a
visual or art historical frame of reference.

Artist Carmen Papalia uses organizing strategies and improvisation to
address his access to public space, the art institution, and visual
culture. His socially engaged practice is an effort to unlearn visual
primacy and resist ablest concepts of normalcy. Papalia’s walks,
workshops, and interventions are an opportunity to model new standards and
practices in the area of accessibility. His work has been featured at The
Guggenheim in New York, at the Tate Gallery in Liverpool and at Harvard Art
Museums, among others. Please join us for a life-changing chance to
un-learn how we access art.

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