Continuing the editorial partnership between Art Design Chicago and Sixty Inches from Center, Sixty Inches from Center writer Courtney Graham takes a close look at the exhibition Chicago Disability Activism, Arts, and Design: 1970s to Today—a “multi-generational sampling of the disability-centered artwork that has been coming out of Chicago over the last fifty-plus years.”
Throughout the conversation, Bri Beck discusses her artistic practice and the role of art in the larger disability justice movement, as well as her installation “Negotiating Space: Othered by Design,” which is included in the Gallery 400 exhibition.
“The seemingly small circle of artists and activists doing disability work in Chicago is precisely what has made the city an epicenter for advocacy and creative expression around accessibility.” – Courtney Graham
Read the feature story on Sixty’s website. Chicago Disability Activism, Arts, and Design: 1970s to Today is on view at Gallery 400 through October 20, as part of Art Design Chicago.