Free Entry Tate Modern Workshop

Ghosts in the Machine With Shape Arts

Sonja Zelić An Invitation to Speak © the artist

Drop in to workshops, performances and talks that explore and challenge assumptions about disability in the arts

Disabled people make up less than 5% of the arts and creative industries workforce, yet represent around 20% of the population. The works of disabled artists are rarely included in major exhibitions, collections and performance venues; yet disability arts has evolved as a significant cultural influence, and disabled artists are highly active and seeking recognition across all disciplines.

Drop in to Ghosts in the Machine, a series of workshops, interactive artwork events, performances and talks looking at how people interact with and produce art that discusses disability. Interrogating the seen and the unseen, Ghosts in the Machine aims to challenge and explore prevailing assumptions about the role of disabled people in art and culture and investigate the intersections of inclusion, (in)visibility and contribution.

This event is programmed by Shape Arts, a Tate Exchange Associate.

About Shape Arts

Shape Arts is a disability-led arts organisation which works to improve access to culture for disabled people by providing opportunities for disabled artists, training cultural institutions to be more open to disabled people, and through running participatory arts and development programmes.

Tate Modern

Tate Exchange

Blavatnik Building, Level 5

London SE1 9TG
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