Access/Points: Approaches to Disability Arts is a series of conversations, workshops, and artist projects that explores ability as the crux of radical inclusion and access in the arts and beyond. The series investigates the ways that artists, cultural producers, and institutions are redefining disability and accessibility in contemporary art while reorienting power structures by destabilizing our notions of neutral public spaces and arts organizations and move towards inclusive body politics and social infrastructures.

All events are free and open to the general public. RSVP is required.

CUE Art Foundation and partner facilities are wheelchair accessible. Sign Language Interpretation and Real Time Captioning are available upon request with at least two weeks advance notice. Please contact Programs Assistant, Eva Elmore at (212) 206-3583 or to submit your request. Service dogs are welcome. There is an all-gender, ADA compliant, single stall bathroom in the gallery. The space is not scent-free, but we do request all those attending come low-scent. Children are welcome. The nearest wheelchair accessible MTA subway stations are Penn Station and Herald Square Station.



Part 2 - Access/Points Roundtable: Disability Arts
Wednesday, January 21, 2018, 6:30-8:00pm
Venue: CUE Art Foundation
Free and open to the general public. RSVP is required.

Join us for a public convening and discussion at CUE. The roundtable will bring together artists and representatives from various art and social service organizations to share approaches to building institutions that serve disabled audiences and artists who are often excluded from mainstream art resources. The session will feature a collection of guest discussants who will lead the conversation through presentations.  MORE>>

Part 1 - Let's Keep in Touch Youth Workshop
Sunday, November 12, 2017, 12:30-3:30pm
Venue: Queens Museum

Let’s Keep in Touch (LKiT) is a multifaceted collaborative project which investigates tactility in the context of art via community dialogue, embodied learning, and the development of new critical practices and methodologies. Produced by Carmen Papalia and Whitney Mashburn in 2016, the project aims to set a precedent for tactile engagement and haptic criticism to become viable practices within contemporary art.  MORE>>

Part 3 - Let's Keep in Touch Presentation and Open Access Workshop
Wednesday, February 14, 2018, Noon-3:00pm
Venue: CUE Art Foundation
Free and open to the general public. RSVP is required.

Artist Carmen Papalia and curator Whitney Mashburn will lead a public workshop on the topic of Open Access – a relational model for accessibility that Papalia produced in 2015. The event highlights documentation, objects, ephemera, and a lexicon produced through non-visual and tactility-based learning activities with youth collaborators who participated in the Let’s Keep in Touch workshop at Queens Museum in November.  MORE>>

Part 4 - Access/Points Roundtable
Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 6:30-8:00pm
Venue: CUE Art FoundationVenue: CUE Art Foundation
Free and open to the general public. RSVP is required.

This event will convene a collection of New York-based artists and choreographers to discuss the importance of intersectionality in fostering a thriving, supportive, and accessible landscape for disability arts in New York City. 

Access/Points is organized by CUE's 2017 Public Programming Fellow, Jeff Kasper,

in partnership with Social Practice Queens at Queens College CUNY.

Jeff Kasper received his MFA in social practice from Queens College CUNY and an interdisciplinary BA, also from CUNY where he studied at the Anne & Bernard Spitzer School of Architecture at The City College of New York. In addition to his work with CUE, he works with More Art and Social Practice Queens (SPQ) at Queens College CUNY and is a recipient of the 2017/18 SHIFT Residency at Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Project Space.

This series is supported by the Queens Museum and Social Practice Queens at Queens College CUNY.

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