Drag Syndrome Creates Controversy, But Also Fruitful Conversation About Disability, Queerness, and Performance Art

by Aaminah Shakur The intersection of queerphobia and paternalistic ableism in West Michigan has brought controversy to an upcoming ArtPrize Project 1 performance event. Paul Amenta and Ted Lott have collaborated on an accessible theater structure that will be the site of musical, theater, and spoken word performances for the duration of Project 1, September … Continue reading

Portable Art: Zachary Johnson’s Flex Gallery at UICA

Flex Gallery: A Public Project by Zachary Johnson, can be seen at UICA through August 4, 2017

Flex Gallery and the Work of Alyssa Roach

When you take art and a topic in social justice, I feel like it’s really powerful because it’s not just the information people are getting, it’s also engaging their imagination in another way… it creates a super powerful experience.

The Aesthetics of Information: Norwood Viviano’s Global Cities at the Grand Rapids Art Museum

The collection and application of information and statistics may seem anomalous to artistic practices, but there’s a lot of room for creative interpretation.

Break It Down, Make It Better Compares Curatorial Practices

Summary and key-points from “Break it Down, Make it Better”, Avenue for the Arts, at UICA February 28, 2015.