Kyle Hazard

Due Jul 7 2018


VAE Main Gallery
August 3 - September 29
Deadline to enter - 11:59 pm on July 7, 2018

THE EVERYDAY is a multi-venue, multi-discipline, cross-disability project headed by an international steering committee with the curatorial goal of highlighting universal experiences, told from the disability perspective, presented in an audacious way. The project will be presented throughout August and September 2018 and will showcase talent on local, national, and international levels.

THE EVERYDAY's central exhibition in VAE's Main Gallery is an exhibition exploring universal themes experiences which we all share: romantic and familial love, employment, citizenship, education, and caregiving, to name a few. People with disabilities have typically been erased or considered disqualified from these experiences, yet they too participate in them. Following the curatorial theme of the overarching EVERYDAY project, this exhibition will showcase works that tell stories, using universal experiences or ideas, but presented in audacious ways.

All works must be made from the genuine perspective of life with a disability.

JUROR - Sam West, Curator at Attenborough Arts Centre

Sam West has more than eight years of curatorial experience, working for several prominent organizations in the UK such as Nottingham Contemporary, The National Centre for Craft and Design, and recently as curator for Attenborough Arts Centre in Leicester. He has also devised several independent projects in partnership with Nottinghamshire based curatorial office Ordinary Culture, including the acclaimed site-specific Duke’s Wood Project – an exhibition in a former oil field.

Attenborough Arts Centre, with its inclusive remit and support for the disability arts sector, has presented Sam West, who identifies as a disabled person, with a platform to develop expertise and knowledge of disability politics and its relationship to art practice. In particular, he is interested in the performance of identity across a range of contexts, for example, popular culture. This interest spans visual art, theatre, performance art, and the overlap between the three. He is also interested in the documentation and portrayal of performance in film, artist moving-image, photography, and digital media.