Provisional Structures: Carmen Papalia with Vo Vo is a multi-faceted project connecting the artist, institution, and community. Composed of an exhibition, extensive public program, and the development of an accessibility statement for the gallery, this project pushes our understanding and imagination of how we interact with each other and within the gallery space in a way that creates real, fundamental transformation.
Building on Carmen Papalia’s research and development of Open Access, Provisional Structures: Carmen Papalia with Vo Vo uses the framing of a temporary architectural structure to explore ideas of access and interdependence. Visitors will be guided by a red string along an ascending ramp, overlooking a central circular gathering space under a sound-reducing dome and daily audio presentation by artist Vo Vo. Programming for the exhibition will feature opportunities to discuss access, Disability Justice and care from a multitude of perspectives, including a guest-edited summer issue of BlackFlash magazine and corresponding educator guide, as well as related performances and conversations.