Topic: Accessibility

Not So Tight: Adjusting the Seams of Art + Fashion

When artists, curators, historians and others talk about art and fashion as separate things, I’m always struck by the conversation. While taking in the essence of the 2004 exhibition Skin Tight: The Sensibility of the Flesh through the luscious images and the short, pithy essays in the catalog, I made note of the ways in… Read more »

Engaging Access within Museum and Gallery Spaces

Photo by Kiam Marcelo Junio. A group of people wearing colorful, geometric Rebirth Garments dance during one of their performances. In the foreground, a dancer in a wheelchair is wearing a long, hot pink dress. The floor is painted with blue and yellow squares and shapes.

From inside a pitch-black, 6 ft. by 6 ft. by 8 ft. chamber within a gallery, a train screeches, machines hum, a cane taps on linoleum floor. The sounds co-mingle as they make their way across the six speakers mounted in the small room. A powerful transducer speaker causes the lowest frequencies to rattle the… Read more »