Disrupted is a group exhibition that has been conceived for mac birmingham to directly respond to, and interact with, the arts centre venue, the building and its audiences. The artworks and installations exhibited here invite visitors to encounter the ‘Other’ - that which is different and unfamiliar, often remaining unseen in our day to day lives - and to engage with it in a familiar space.
Curated by Noëmi Lakmaier during her year-long residency at mac, the exhibition, co-commissioned by mac and DASH explores the sense of awkwardness such encounters can bring, and the unique experiences and unexpected insights that can emerge from them.
Disrupted brings together both established and emerging artists working in the realm of Disability Arts and in the mainstream. Artists included within the exhibition are Anna Berndtson, Noëmi Lakmaier, the vacuum cleaner, Anna Smith, Martin O'Brien, Zoe Partington-Sollinger & Andrej Bako.
Disrupted is a mac birmingham commission in partnership with DASH as part of ‘IN’, a DASH initiative concerned with sustaining Disability Arts in the mainstream. For further information about ‘IN’ please visit www.dasharts.org.
Image: Swing (2014), Anna Smith