Carmen Papalia makes participatory projects that investigate individual access with regard to public space, the Art institution and visual culture. He produces temporary solutions in the form of walking tours, workshops, public interventions, museum projects and art objects. His work engages participants in embracing disability experience as a productive way of being.The Blind Field Shuttle, a non-visual walking tour in which Papalia leads up to 50 participants through urban and rural spaces, has been shown at the Canter Fitzgerald Gallery at Haverford College, at Pro Arts in Oakland and at Gallery Gachet in Vancouver. Papalia was recently awarded a solo exhibition for emerging artists by the CUE Foundation in NYC. His upcoming projects include programming at the Purple Thistle Center and a performance at the Grand Central Art Center in which he will map a walking route with the help of a marching band.
Join us on Friday, November 30 for a talk in which Carmen Papalia, MFA candidate in Art & Social Practice at PSU, will share his approach in creating solidarity around the goals of the Disability political movement through the production of participatory socially-engaged Art.
See for Yourself
Friday, November 30, 2012
Project Grow (2124 N. Williams Ave.)
6:00PM – 8:00PM