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Disability and Curatorial Activism, talk with Amanda Cachia

January 17, 2018

Independent curator and critic, Amanda Cachia will give a talk entitled, ‘Disability and Curatorial Activism’ at the Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University Wednesday, 17 January at 7:30 pm.

This talk is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

Amanda Cachia received her PhD in Art History, Theory & Criticism at the University of California, San Diego in Spring, 2017, and is an independent curator and critic from Sydney, Australia. She is also the first full-time Assistant Professor of Art History at Moreno Valley College in the Riverside Community College District in Southern California. Her research focuses on modern and contemporary art; curatorial studies; disability studies; performance, choreography and politics; activist art and museum access; feminist and queer theory; and phenomenology.

Previously the Director/Curator of the Dunlop Art Gallery in Saskatchewan, Canada, Cachia has curated approximately 40 exhibitions, many of which contain social justice themes and content.

In Fall, 2018, Cachia will curate Automatisme Ambulatoire: Hysteria, Imitation, Performance, for the Owens Art Gallery at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick, where six international artists have been invited to consider how “hysterical” gestures can work to subvert, undo, transform and re-imagine the body and language. This project is being supported by the “New Chapter” fund at the Canada Council for the Arts.

Amanda Cachia’s talk is made possible thanks to the support of Mount Allison University, the New Brunswick Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture and the Canada Council for the Arts.

For further information please contact the Owens Art Gallery at (506)-364-2574 or owens@mta.ca.


January 17, 2018
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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