RE/Configurations: art, disability, identity is a major exhibition, guest curated by Milenka Berengolc (project originator) and Margaret Chase, that is part of “Artists Undeterred,” a forum for disabled artists who exemplify bold vision and distinctive execution, and provides an expanded frame of reference for general audiences. The project explores the multi-faceted relationship of disability vis-à-vis contemporary art, through the lens of creators and producers who are disabled and whose work addresses disability. The opening reception for RE/Configurations will feature ON DISPLAY, a movement installation by Heidi Latsky Dance.
This exhibit contains mature content. This project is made possible in part by a DCA Art Fund Grant from Staten Island Arts, with public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Additional support includes Brooklyn Center for Independence of the Disabled, United Spinal Association/NYC Chapter, Kershner, Grosso & Co., Open Doors (Reality Poets), Curtis High School, Staten Island Center for Independent Living, and J’s on the Bay. This exhibition is sponsored in part by a Humanities New York Quick Grant, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C & G)
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 20 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Panel Discussion: Thursday, November 8 | 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Artist Talk & Dialogue: Saturday, November 10 | 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Co-curator Milenka Berengolc has curated 3 major exhibitions/projects: “Life as Art”, at the Viepo Gallery, Staten Island, New York; “Healing/Transforming”, at the Snug Harbor Studios, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island; and CURA, together with Sophia Marisa Lucas. She holds an MFA from Bard College in video and performance. As a performance artist and actor, she has showcased original material via numerous venues and collaborations such as the Brooklyn Museum, the State Museum of New York, Albany, New York, and the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Staten Island, New York.
Co-curator Margaret Chase has worked in exhibition development and interpretation, public programming and education at the New York Hall of Science, Fraunces Tavern Museum, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, and the Science Museum of Minnesota, where she was an artist-in-residence and coordinated the museum theatre program. She also served as Vice President of the International Museum Theatre Alliance. Margaret holds a BFA Theatre from Boston University School for the Arts.
All exhibits and artist talks are located in the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C & G). Admission is $5 ($4 students/seniors). Spring – Autumn hours are Thurs-Fri 12:00 – 7:00 PM and Sat – Sun 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
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