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Please do touch! Exhibition for blind opens in Prague

PRAGUE: An exhibition aimed at blind people has opened in Prague, inviting visitors to touch artwork and enjoy pieces they would normally only read or hear about.

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The artworks have been provided by the Czech National Gallery, with some provided by the artists directly, and are made out of a variety of materials such as metal, wood, glass or plastic.

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“This exhibition is special because it allows touching the originals of sculptors’ pieces which is unusual in galleries,” curator Jana Klimova said.

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“Everywhere there are signs ‘Please don’t touch’ and the motto of this exhibition is just the opposite – ‘Touch, please’.”

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The exhibition is free and open to all. Sighted people are encouraged to cover their eyes and experience the art that way.

 

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Please do touch! Exhibition for blind opens in Prague

by Reuters