Ideology, Ableism, and Capitalism: A Talk by Emily Barker

Wed, Apr 13, 2022
7 pm

Floor 3, Theater

Whitney Biennial 2022 artist Emily Barker aims to show how “the seemingly mundane built environment and the mass production of objects harms people every day.” For this talk, Barker shares the artistic and intellectual formation that led them to this intersectional critique. They discuss the ways in which ableism is inherent to capitalism and embedded in everything from everyday objects to privatized healthcare and austerity politics.  

This event will have live Spanish interpretation by Babilla Collective.

This event will take place both in-person and online.

The Susan and John Hess Family Theater is equipped with an induction loop and infrared assistive listening system. Accessible seating is available.

Face coverings are required to attend this event. All attendees ages two and older must wear face coverings that cover the nose and mouth.

El subtitulado en directo está disponible para programas y eventos públicos en español si se solicita con diez días hábiles de anticipación. Haremos todo lo posible por atender las solicitudes que se presenten fuera de ese plazo. Para hacer una solicitud, contáctenos a través de o al (646) 666-5574 (voz). Aceptamos retransmisiones y llamadas de voz.

Live closed captioning is available for public programs and events in Spanish upon request with ten business days' advance notice. We will make every effort to provide accommodation for requests made outside of that window of time. To place a request, please contact us at or (646) 666-5574 (voice). Relay and voice calls welcome.

Live captioning will be available online and in-person for this event. If you need captions in a separate browser window or on your own mobile device, please email for StreamText link.

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