Arte e disabilità: narrazioni per l'(im)possibilità

  • Cristiana Ottaviano


The essay is focused on investigating possible intersections between arts (in the widest sense) and forms of disability/vulnerability. Through the stories of key witnesses involved in arts and/or disabilities - in Northern Italy - I propose opposite concepts/words as production vs. consumption, sloth vs. social commitment, visibilia vs. invisibilia, vulnerability vs. resilience, process vs. product. These words are paired off, not in mutual excluding (aut aut), but rather as a non-simple combination: an unequivocal sign of the ambivalence and ambiguity that every human experience goes through, where we will inevitably lose the line between necessity and virtue.