LAMAGLearnDisabled Reflexivity: An Examination of “Self” in Embodied Illness Art Practice
Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 1 PM PST
While exhibition artist Panteha Abareshi’s earlier work focused on a hyper-personal examination of “self”, the new work in Tender Calamities is situated in what Abareshi described as “Xeno-Crip” body of thought. As the artist shared, “While I strive to embody the post-human abandonment of self, I also greatly value the acknowledgment of when I ‘fail’ to do so.”
In this talk, attendees learned more about the new work featured in Tender Calamities and Abareshi’s approach to disability/illness.
This program was organized by Jamie Costa.
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Image caption: Panteha Abareshi, Unlearn the Body (still from video), 2020. courtesy of the artist.