People often tell us they don’t know how to get an introduction to disability culture. The academic field of disability studies remains rarefied and inaccessible to the wide public that needs a framework for understanding the history, politics, and artistry of disability.
That’s why DANT prioritizes programming around disability artistry. We need to develop and sustain a public conversation about disability. New York is a natural home for this work because it attracts such immense artistic talent, because it is home to many brilliant disabled artists, and because we have the opportunity to develop models here that are replicable elsewhere.
The Whitney Museum | Fall 2017
In October 2017, DANT programmed an evening at the Whitney in conjunction with the museum’s exhibition, An Incomplete History of Protest: Selections from the Whitney’s Collection, 1940-2017.
The evening featured talks from Riva Lehrer, Cyrée Jarelle Johnson, and Lawrence Carter-Long.
Video forthcoming on our Vimeo channel.