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)
  • Irish Partner: 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

'Voyage Inside a Blind Experience allowed the Glucksman to develop innovative engagement for people with visual impairment including the use of complementary and diverse mediation tools such as the tactile models, audio guide and Braille catalogue, as well as the presence of trained facilitators in the exhibition space.

The VIBE project provided the opportunity for sighted people to consider how exhibitions and by extension public space is experienced by people with visual impairment. It allowed us to access and accommodate people who are visually impaired within the museum environment.'

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