Materials of a Discussion on Disability Art

Materials of a Discussion on Disability Art

Anton Ryanov, Anastasia Dmitriyevskaya, Anna Kozonina, documentation of performance Fly Through and Unite (2018). Nizhny Novgorod, Vodnik stadium (courtesy of Ilya Bolshakov)

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.