TODAY!!! Indisposable: A conversation on crip curating 

Indisposable: A conversation on crip curating 

For this first colloquium, distinguished alumna Jessica A. Cooley (Ph.D., 2021) will be in conversation with Professor Jill H. Casid about the exhibition Indisposable: Tactics for Care and Mourning (Oct. 1-Dec. 10, 2022) that Dr. Cooley guest curated with Ann M. Fox for the Ford Foundation Gallery in New York City, the three-year collaboration on the eight unfolding chapters of the multi-module exhibition Indisposable: Structures of Support after the Americans with Disabilities Act that lead up to it, their recently published reflections on that process, and their manifesto on crip curation as care.

Dr. Cooley is a scholar-curator with a PhD in art history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her first book project centers on what she calls “crip materiality” and will forward a new methodology to address how ableism affects the understanding and valuation of the very fibers of art materials within curatorial and conservation discourses. Dr. Cooley was assistant curator at Davidson College’s Van Every/Smith Galleries where two of the exhibitions she co-curated are considered among the first in the nation to investigate the intersection of disability and art: RE/FORMATIONS: Disability, Women, and Sculpture and STARING. Currently, Dr. Cooley is an ACLS Emerging Voices Fellow serving as a Postdoctoral Associate at the University of Minnesota’s College of Liberal Arts Engagement Hub.

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