In 1989 a group of Deaf artists and a Deaf art historian convened to discuss contemporary art by Deaf artists. Recognizing a growing body of work that explicitly explored Deaf culture and Deaf experience, the group issued a manifesto that proclaimed a new genre of art, articulated its defining features, and named it: De’VIA: Deaf View/Image Art.
In November 2019, the Memorial Art Gallery will exhibit De’VIA: The Manifesto Comes of Age. Featured will be work by the genre’s precursors, founders, and artists whose work, while they may not specifically identify with De’VIA, reflect the movement’s enduring influence. The exhibition draws principally from the permanent collection of RIT’s Dyer Arts Center, which is located on the campus of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. In a city that is home to one of the largest and most dynamic Deaf communities in the country, MAG is honored to celebrate De’VIA’s significance during the movement’s 30th anniversary year.
shown: Nancy Rourke, Dandelion, (detail) 2011
Wednesday, November 13 at 11:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, November 14 at 11:00am to 9:00pm
Friday, November 15 at 11:00am to 9:00pm
Saturday, November 16 at 11:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, November 17 at 11:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday, November 20 at 11:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, November 21 at 11:00am to 9:00pm
Friday, November 22 at 11:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, November 23 at 11:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, November 24 at 11:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday, November 27 at 11:00am to 5:00pm
Memorial Art Gallery
500 University Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607