Wednesday 1 February
13.30 to 17.30
A Different Republic, an exhibition by Aideen Barry, Amanda Coogan, Corban Walker and Suzanne Walsh, explored universal human rights in a year of commemorations, being both the centenary of 1916 and the 20 year anniversary of the Irish government’s landmark report of the Commission on the Status of People with Disabilities ‘A Strategy for Equality’.
Using contemporary arts practice and exhibition as a starting point for discussing universal human rights in a year of commemorations, the A Different Republic seminar at the LAB will ask the following questions: How has A Different Republic served as an alternative entry point to the issues of inclusion and exclusion in a year of commemorations? Is exhibition an appropriate vehicle for creating visibility and discourse in 2017?
The seminar will be chaired by broadcaster, playwright and poet Vincent Woods, whose extensive knowledge of audiences, artists and discourse will guide us through the afternoon.
Attendance is free but places are limited, please RSVP by Friday 27th January to firstname.lastname@example.org. Speech to text and ISL will be provided and the LAB is a wheelchair accessible building. Please let us know if you have any other access requirements.
A Different Republic is curated by Arts and Disability Ireland and Fire Station Artists’ Studios in partnership with the LAB Gallery. adiarts.ie/event/a-different-republic-seminar/