Location: The Vancouver Public Library, 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, B.C.,
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 V6B 6B1
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.