Process and Presence:
Contemporary Disability Sculpture

Process and Presence:
Contemporary Disability Sculpture

September 14, 2018 January 6, 2019

Through the finest examples of three-dimensional practice (sculpture, ceramics, performance, installation and video art), this exhibition emphasizes the relationship between disability and the fundamental human experiences of change and embodiment.

Overview

ARTPRIZE: Wednesday, September 19-Sunday, October 7. ArtPrize Hours: Monday-Saturday 9 am-8 pm; Tuesday 9 am-9 pm; Sunday 11 am-6 pm.

Through the finest examples of three-dimensional practice (sculpture, ceramics, performance, installation and video art), this exhibition emphasizes the relationship between disability and the fundamental human experiences of change and embodiment. This innovative project is organized jointly by DisArt, a Grand Rapids-based arts and culture organization promoting full participation of disabled people in the arts, and Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. The exhibition offers audiences a survey of contemporary Disability sculpture through artists whose work represents local, national, and global perspectives on the lived experiences of disability. 

The sister-state relationship between Michigan and the Shiga Prefecture; Japan is the cornerstone of this exhibition. Shiga Prefecture is long distinguished by remarkable opportunities for people with disabilities. This exhibition began with a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the sister-state relationship and grew to accommodate a dynamic collection of works by contemporary artists from Australia, Japan, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Accessible for all.

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is an ADA regulated and accessible facility. Both indoor and outdoor spaces are barrier-free with ramps and paved pathways to accommodate wheelchairs and strollers and allow easy maneuverability. Courtesy wheelchairs are available for use. Although pets are prohibited, certified service dogs are welcomed.

Visitors will be welcomed into the exhibition by several innovative accessibility measures designed carefully by DisArt and Meijer Gardens to encourage the full participation of guests, including audio description, altered installation practices and other digital resources.

Please visit the DisArt website for musical and audio discriptions of each of the works in this exhibition.

http://disartnow.org/events/process-and-presence-contemporary-disability-sculpture-exhibition 

Events

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park cordially invites you to the member opening and reception for the exhibition Process and Presence Disability Sculpture.

September 15, 2018 11:00 am

Artist Demonstrations

See process and presence first hand!

Sep
26
1:00 pm 2:00 pm
September 26, 2018 1:00 pm

Gallery Chat

Chun-Shan (Sandie) Yi is both an artist and activist. 

October 14, 2018 1:00 pm

Artist Demonstrations

See process and presence first hand!

November 4, 2018 2:00 pm

Curator’s Lecture

Join Dr. Lisa VanArragon as she highlights and interprets works by many of the artists in the exhibition.

Instructor

Dr. Lisa VanArragon
November 6, 2018 7:00 pm

Film Screening

Art21 Episode 9: San Francisco Bay - Film screening and discussion

Sponsors

Process and Presence: Contemporary Disability Sculpture is made possible by:

The Meijer Foundation

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Foundation

Botanic and Sculpture Societies of Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts

Flagstar Bank

Media Partners Mix 95.7, WFGR 98.7 and 100.5 FM The River