“Revealing Culture:HeadOn” is an artwork and research by Visual Artist Tanya Raabe exploring identity, body image and disability culture, in contemporary portraiture and the nude: She will be delving into public art collections on display in Tate Liverpool and Tate Modern to devise a visionary portrait of disability culture, while creating ten new portraits of disabled cultural figures, past present and future. The sittings for these portraits will take place in Tate Liverpool and Tate Modern over the next 12 months and will be open to the public to watch and question both the artist and the sitter about who and why they are doing this exciting project.
Tanya Raabe will be working in partnership with Tate Liverpool and Tate Modern in the research in identifying 21st century artworks on display. Tanya will be in these galleries doing drawings about artworks that relate to disability and the body and will audio record the public’s responses to these artworks. Developing partnerships with New Walsall Art Gallery, and Hereward College will result in directly giving the public access to artworks that reflect disability cultural in online artwork data bases and in exhibitions, providing a navigation gateway into exploring disability culture in our public artworks.