Art SPARKS: Session 3

July 07, 2021

Art SPARKS

Artwork by Analisa Kiskik

EVENT DATES

July 07, 2021

LOCATION

This is a virtual event hosted using the Zoom platform. Once registered, you will be emailed the Zoom link for the event.

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ABOUT THE EVENT

Session 3: Disability Art & Culture with Kevin Gotkin

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

4:30 - 5:30pm EST

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Art sparks ideas.
Art sparks imagination.
Art sparks change.

Art SPARKS is a BEING Studio community learning series and you're invited. Join us!

What is special and unique about disability art and culture?

Why should we celebrate and promote it?

Artist Kevin Gotkin will share artwork and recent projects with us. Kevin’s artwork is often about the accessibility of media production, especially audio description and captioning. Kevin regularly hosts playful and participatory online events as part of the REMOTE ACCESS nightlife series. Kevin is passionate about building a movement for disability arts to thrive in New York City.

After each Art SPARKS session, you will be invited to respond to what you learned. Responses will shape the future of BEING Studio. 

Art SPARKS is presented by the BEING Board of Directors with support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation's Resilient Communities Fund.

ACCESS:

This is a free event! Click here to register. Once registered, you will be emailed the Zoom link for the event.

ASL interpretation and live closed captioning will be provided.

Art SPARKS is an open event for anyone to attend. For the Q&A hosts will be prioritizing questions and comments from artists with disabilities. Thank you for being mindful of this if you are participating as an ally to the space.

Questions? Contact Maddie Alexander at maddie@beingstudio.ca.

About the presenter:

Kevin Gotkin (they/them) is an artist and an organizer. In 2016, Kevin founded an organization together with their collaborator Simi Linton. The organization that Kevin co-founded is called Disability/Arts/NYC.The goal of Disability/Arts/NYC is to foster disability artistry in New York City. Advocating for disability artistry is about addressing discrimination and promoting the unique and profound value of disability arts. Kevin has a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. Kevin taught at New York University from 2018 to 2021 in the Media, Culture, and Communication department.

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