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Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union

Bauhaus

  • The artists

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    Josef and Anni Albers

    Two leading pioneers of twentieth-century modernism

  • The project

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    A working example of a temporary exhibition that can be enjoyed by a visually impaired public

    VIBE, Voyage Inside a Blind Experience is a project co-funded by Creative Europe, a program of the European Union 2014-2020. It has the aim of creating a model for a temporary art exhibition, that can be reproduced and that will have an equal interest both for seeing and for visually impaired people.

    The artistic project has developed from a collaboration between Atlante Servizi Culturali and the American institution The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, to which the scientific validation of the Istituto dei Ciechi di Milano was added as well as the support of three European museum institutions, making it possible to examine the abstract works of Josef and Anni Albers using an experiential method that can be applied to various needs. For visitors with visual disabilities, a didactic approach is usually chosen, helping them to recognize artworks by tracing compositional lines using touch.

    All this is absolutely necessary, but by exploring the potentials of those same lines, freed from a merely figurative approach and developing a compositional and stylistic understanding, whit a little help, it is possible, to come near to an experience that can be called aesthetic.

    This experience will be accompanied by multisensory criteria and the staff will be trained in the fields of design and management of inclusive visits. In this sense, each visitor will be introduced to an exploration of the work that goes beyond the usual visual or didactic approach. It will also be possible to experience darkness through the creation of a dark room that will allow for sensitive, cognitive and parallel exercises. Then there will be the aspect of sharing spaces dedicated to art and the development of participated sensibility: all the visitors will be able to move around and enjoy the place at the same time. The human and emotional interactions that derive from this will be one of the main elements of this project.

    VIBE, Voyage Inside a Blind Experience is a project co-funded by Creative Europe, a program of the European Union 2014-2020. It has the aim of creating a model for a temporary art exhibition, that can be replicable and usable and that will have an equal interest both for seeing and for visually impaired people.

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