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THE SIXTH CONTINENT

DPO builds a disability museum as a total manifest territory for  history of rejection and difference.

A place for permanent exhibitions, university meetings, archives and educational workshops for adults and young people.​

The arts and history to tell the human, beyond the norms

The 6th

The Sixth Continent, a museum as a total manifest territory

Capucine LEMAIRE, director

Houari BOUCHENAK, curator

François HAVARD, architect


The project of the Sixth Continent Disability Museum is an artistic, scientific territory out of the ordinary.
Link unit between disability studies, as interdisciplinary dialogue between literature, sociology, gender issues, bioethics, social work, legislative innovation, education and history, and the history of art which also offers an interdisciplinary point of view, while specifying «different» arts, the Sixth Continent wants to be a total structure, of visibility of disabled people through an international artistic program, but also containing a research-related component/department, in order to broaden the fields of intervention and allow the intersection between artistic practices and academic/scientific/academic practices.
The architectural plan, also a motive for research and the common thread of a manifesto of universality, sets itself as a principle and objective to be exemplary in order to allow an autonomous access of the public, and this in all the components of the city and of the society, that he intends to influence. Far from considering the art of disability in relation to academic art, the Sixth Continent thus articulated is far from the norm to better push its borders and hope to make them disappear.
Between the history of disabled artists, the contemporary artistic and cultural practices of people allowed by the 6, the latter plays a role of space of representativeness of disability proposing the analysis of the relationship to exclusion, of the unity of comparison with the standard in art, and this within the framework of an additional and necessary complexification for a highlighting of the universal character of Art. 

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