The Mind’s Eye: A LACMA Poster Project looks inclusively at art and creativity as they intersect with a diverse range of perspectives, taking into account the unique experience, imaginative potential and specific struggles that may come with neurodiversity. Developed as part of WE RISE 2021 in honor of Mental Health Awareness month, LACMA has commissioned graphic works by five artists to be displayed on vinyl clings installed along the construction fence on Wilshire Boulevard. Scoli Acosta, Andy Alexander, The Revolution School, Favianna Rodriguez and Kerry Tribe all use a range of aesthetic strategies—from figurative painting, to text-based conceptual works, to game structures—to create a series of posters that evoke the myriad possibilities for meaningful communication within human experience.
As a movement and awareness campaign increasingly led by younger generations on social media, the discussion around neurodiversity seeks to create awareness that different cognitive and affective processing styles should be understood and celebrated rather than stigmatized. At this moment, as we collectively work to envision and shape a future that centers diversity, equity and inclusion; a deeper understanding of neurodiversity can offer models of resilience; authenticity and innovation.