Year

2017

Summary

Voyage Inside a Blind Experience (VIBE) is an exhibition that can be enjoyed by a visually impaired public, through works by the renowned artists Anni and Josef Albers as well as tactile models, darkroom installations, interactive displays and educational programmes.

Lead Partner

Cooperativa Atlante (Italy)

Co-Partner(s)
  • Glucksman Art Gallery, University College Cork, Ireland
  • Instituto dei Ciechidi Milano, Italy
  • MSU museum in Zagreb, Croatia  
Funding Strand

Smaller Scale Cooperation Projects

Community Grant

€199,596

Description

Is it possible to experience abstract artworks without using your eyes? And how can the aesthetic experience of sighted visitors be enhanced to understand the experiences of the visually impaired?

Voyage Inside a Blind Experience is an exhibition that can be enjoyed by a visually impaired public, through works by the renowned artists Anni and Josef Albers as well as tactile models, darkroom installations, interactive displays and educational programmes.

Josef and Anni Albers: Voyage inside a blind experience was developed in partnership with the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation and Atlante Servizi Culturali, along with the expertise of l’Istituto dei Ciechi di Milano, a leading institute for people who are visually impaired in Milan, Italy. 

Following its presentation at the Glucksman, the exhibition toured to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia.

Testimonial from Irish Partner

“The Glucksman is thrilled to receive Create Europe funding for the VIBE project with our partners in Milan, Italy and Zagreb, Croatia. VIBE will present a touring exhibition of artworks by artists Josef and Anni Albers that will be developed with specific supports in order to provide a meaningful experience of the artworks for blind and visually impaired people.”

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