Perceptions 2016: the Art of Citizenship

Finnegan, Barry (2016) Perceptions 2016: the Art of Citizenship. In: Perceptions 2016: the Art of Citizenship. Crawford Art Gallery, pp. 37-41. ISBN 978-1-874756-27-9

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The manner in which the media report on issues related to disability, and, in this context, how the media report on and review art exhibitions created by people with disabilities and/or exhibitions coming from ‘Supported Studios’, forms an absolutely critical aspect of the population’s understanding of our fellow citizens and the art they create. Previous examples of media reporting of art exhibitions facilitated by ‘Supported Studios’ have often been patronising and stereotyping, and filled with discriminatory language. For example, referring to an artist who has a physical or intellectual disability, as a ‘victim’ or a ‘sufferer’. Focusing on their disability misses the point; journalists should be focusing on the artwork, the artist’s practice, and critiquing same.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Published to coincide with the exhibition Perceptions 2016: the Art of Citizenship
Uncontrolled Keywords: Artists, Social inclusion, Social representation, Reporting of disability, Media bias, Stereotypes
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
L Education > L Education (General)
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Divisions: Faculty of Journalism & Media Communications
Depositing User: Ms Dimphne Ni Bhraonain
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2019 10:54
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2019 11:01

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