Process and Presence: Contemporary Disability Sculpture
September 14, 2018 – January 6, 2019
Through the finest examples of three-dimensional practice (sculpture, ceramics, performance, installation and video art), this exhibition emphasizes the relationship between disability and the fundamental human experiences of change and embodiment.
[Image: Former Michigan Governor Synder with Shiga Prefecture Governor Mikazuki]
“The concept for the exhibition Process and Presence: Contemporary Disability Sculpture was generated through a very close collaboration between DisArt and Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. In 2015 DisArt was approached by the Michigan-Shiga Sister State Board with a request for assistance on a unique project to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the relationship” (Process and Presence: Contemporary Disability Sculpture Exhibition).
The exhibition which was co-curated by Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, DisArt, and Elizabeth VanArragon “began with a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the sister-state relationship and grew to accommodate a dynamic collection of works by contemporary artists from Australia, Japan, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and the United States” (Process and Presence Contemporary Disability Sculpture).
- Shinichi Sawada, Japan
- Yamamoto Ai, Japan
- Hideaki Yoshikawa, Japan
- Mitsuteru Ishino, Japan
- Norimitsu Kokubo, Japan
- Kazuo Osugi, Japan
- Chun-shan (Sandie) Yi, Taiwan & USA
- Lisa Bufano, USA, Legacy Artist
- Neil Marcus, USA
- Petra Kuppers, USA
- Tony Pedemonte, USA
- Wesley DeVries, USA
- Judith Scott, USA, Legacy Artist
- Carl Hendrickson, USA, Legacy Artist
- Terry Williams, Australia
- Brian Catling, UK