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Resources and References
Body Art - Performing the Subject by
Publication Date: 1998
In this book, Amelia Jones explores body art projects from the 1960s and 1970s and relates their impact to the work of body artists active today, providing a conceptual framework for defining postmodernism in the visual arts.
Points of Contact by
Publication Date: 2000
A richly diverse collection of essays, memoir, poetry and photography on aspects of disability and its representation in art
Disability and Contemporary Performance by
Publication Date: 2003
Disability and Contemporary Performance presents a remarkable challenge to existing assumptions about disability and artistic practice. In particular, it explores where cultural knowledge about disability leaves off, and the lived experience of difference begins.
Studying Disability Arts and Culture by
Publication Date: 2014
In this accessible introduction to the study of Disability Arts and Culture, Petra Kuppers foregrounds themes, artists and theoretical concepts in this diverse field. Complete with case studies, exercises and questions for further study, the book introduces students to the work of disabled artists and their allies, and explores artful responses to living with physical, cognitive, emotional or sensory difference.
Mobilizing Metaphor by
Publication Date: 2016
Mobilizing Metaphor illustrates how radical and unconventional forms of activism, including art, are reshaping the rich and vibrant tradition of disability mobilization in Canada.
Art and Disability by
Publication Date: 2009
Wexler argues that the arts are most effective when they are in service of social growth, critical to identity formation. This book balances theory with practical knowledge and offers critical research that challenges the biases regarding the nature of art and education.
Disability Aesthetics by
Publication Date: 2010
Tobin Siebers masterfully demonstrates the crucial roles that the disabled mind and disabled body have played in the evolution of modern aesthetics, unveiling disability as a unique resource discovered by modern art and then embraced by it as a defining concept.
The Disabled Body in Contemporary Art by
Publication Date: 2010
This volume analyzes the representation of disabled and disfigured bodies in contemporary art and its various contexts, from art history to photography to medical displays to the nineteenth- and twentieth-century freak show.
Picturing Disability by
Publication Date: 2012
In Picturing Disability, Bogdan and his collaborators gather over 200 historical photographs showing how people with disabilities have been presented and exploring the contexts in which they were photographed.
Disability and Art History by
Publication Date: 2016
This is the first book of its kind to feature interdisciplinary art history and disability studies scholarship. Art historians have traditionally written about images of figures with impairments and artworks by disabled artists, without integrating disability studies scholarship, while many disability studies scholars discuss works of art, but do not necessarily incorporate art historical research and methodology.
Disability, Space, Architecture: a Reader by
Publication Date: 2017
Disability, Space, Architecture: A Reader takes a groundbreaking approach to exploring the interconnections between disability, architecture and cities. The contributions come from architecture, geography, anthropology, health studies, English language and literature, rhetoric and composition, art history, disability studies, and disability arts and cover personal, theoretical, and innovative ideas and work.
Contemporary Art and Disability Studies by
Publication Date: 2019
This book presents interdisciplinary scholarship on art and visual culture that explores disability in terms of lived experience. It will expand critical disability studies scholarship on representation and embodiment, which is theoretically rich, but lacking in attention to art.
The Art of Autism
"The Art of Autism is a 501c3 nonprofit. We are an international collaboration of talented individuals who have come together to display the creative abilities of people on the autism spectrum and others who are neurodivergent. Our mission is to provide a forum to connect with those who wish to employ these abilities. The Art of Autism accepts many art forms, including blog posts, art, poetry, video submissions and requests for book and film reviews. We seek diverse viewpoints including those from autistic people, parents, siblings, therapists, and others. We look to partner with organizations with similar goals for awareness, acceptance, educational events and the provision of opportunities for our participants."
Creative Growth Center - Oakland
"Creative Growth Art Center is a non-profit based in Oakland, California that serves artists with disabilities by providing a professional studio environment for artistic development, gallery exhibition, and representation."
Disability Artists International
"Disability Arts International aims to be a resource for cultural professionals, cultural organisations and cultural policymakers. We aim to explore and share best practice around accessibility to the arts and to showcase the work of disabled artists and inclusive companies working at an international level. We share this content in our digital newsletter, which goes out every two months to around 2,000 professionals from around the world."
Society for Disabled Artists
"The Society for Disabled Artists is a charity that celebrates artists with a wide range of disabilities and enables them to develop their art within a supportive and creative environment. Whilst there is more awareness of the need for inclusivity in today’s society than when the charity was founded in 1979, many of our members still feel excluded from mainstream art groups due to practical concerns regarding accessibility as well as feelings of isolation and a sense of being undervalued."