Indisposable: Structures of Support After the ADA, Chapter 1
Artists & scholars explore the experience of disability
Please join the celebration the online launch of Indisposable: Structures of Support After the ADA. The Ford Foundation Gallery’s new exhibition, curated by Jessica A. Cooley and Ann M. Fox, is a multi-module online exhibition series that will roll out over the course of 2020 – 2021. Drawn from some of the leading artists and scholars addressing the lived experience of disability today, Indisposable addresses the urgent questions of our moment where pandemic and demands for racial justice intersect.
The first, free chapter of the year-long series will begin with a performance by actor/playwright Ryan J. Haddad, who will serve as MC. The event will feature a poetry reading by scholar/writer Ellen Samuels and feature a new film by Alex Dolores Salerno. Alex’s short meditative film focuses on three scenes from their mother’s hometown San Pedro de la Bendita in southern Ecuador and the neighboring town of Vilcabamba, which was made famous by purported claims of residents who lived well beyond 100 years. Dubbed “The Valley of Longevity”, Vilcabamba became a popular destination for American and European tourists. The film sets a pace of rest and repose for the viewer while asking us to consider the disabling ramifications of colonialism and tourism and the high value placed on productivity and immortality. The film screening will be followed by a conversation between artists Alex Dolores Salerno and Kevin Quiles Bonilla.
Read more and RSVP for the Zoom-based virtual event by clicking on the Ford Foundation link below or using this Indisposable Chapter 1 event details link.