Articles by keyword "disability"

Elena Iarskaya-Smirnova , Nikita Bolshakov

In recent years, the issues of inclusion and accessibility have been among the most relevant topics discussed within museum communities. The methods of working with different groups of visitors have come a long way: from the introduction of sporadic practices to the institutionalization of the sphere. The creation in museums of specialized departments, the increase in relevant events, and, as a result, the accumulation of the relevant experience have resulted in a range of methodological guides, summarizing and reflecting upon the acquired knowledge and skills. 

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Clare Barlow

There have been a number of exhibitions in the last five years that have explored queer themes and adopted queer approaches, yet the position of queer in museums remains precarious. This article explores the challenges of this museological landscape and the transformative potential of queer curating through two projects: Queer British Art, 1861—1967 (Tate Britain, April–September 2017) and Being Human (September 2019–present). 

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Maria Shchekochikhina

The article focuses on the specificities of understanding inclusion in Russian museums by examining two exhibitions: Co-thinkers (Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, 2016) and The Art of Being (National Centre for Contemporary Art, 2019), as well as the projects followed these exhibitions. It discusses the key concepts of inclusion, looks at the origins of introducing the notion of inclusion into the field of museum discussions, explores the influence of different concepts of inclusion on the inclusive practices of Russian museums. 

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Alexandra Philippovskaya

This discussion focuses on disability art, its interconnection with disability rights and the equal opportunities movement, the aesthetic parameters of this area of art, as well as the issues of self-identification of disabled artists. Through a phenomenon that is new for the Russian context — disability art — the discussion systematizes such notions as ‘inclusion’ and ‘diversity’. The material is based on the discussion that took place in 2020 in the format of a closed meeting between Russian and foreign specialists in the topic’s theoretical and practical aspects.

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