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Inclusive art: works do not enter only through the eyes

Paintings and works of art for all the senses. Touch and ear are stimulated in the blind sample exhibited in Guaymallén, Mendoza.

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Blind people who want to approach art, especially visual, can only do it from the abstract conception that they can form as a consequence of what someone is telling them. But that may be different in the  innovative art exhibition  offered in the Salas de Arte Libertad. There,  local artists  present their works in an atypical and special exhibition, designed exclusively for the non-seer public.

Until Thursday 17, the 6th Art Hall for the Blind takes place in the department of Guaymallén. The initiative brings together  47 works  by artists from Mendoza, which stimulate visitors and offer a multisensory experience.

The exhibition also awarded prizes for the most outstanding presentations and special mentions, by the jury composed of Mr. Patricia Barranco, from the  Contemporary Art Space ; Ana María Toledo, plastic teacher specializing in disability; Estela Labiano, visual artist; Jos&Luis Molina, professor at the  Faculty of Arts and Design at UNCuyo ; Miguel Gandolfo, sculptor; Susana Peralta,  non-seer artist ; Gustavo Balvarrey, representative of the HCD of Guaymallén and María Gabriela Moreno, coordinator of the  Art Rooms Libertad .

 The winners 

The winning works were Paula Blotta, with her work “Lo Sempiterno”, which proposes textile-velvet art, and that of Gisel Romina Manna, a mixed work called “El Respiro”.

“I worked the work differently than I think of the rest of my works, seeking to make it purely sensitive, without contemplating the colors and contrasts, but stimulating the person from the touch,” said the artist Gisel Manna.

The visitor could do the exercise of perceiving the works  forgetting the sense of sight : “I close my eyes and touch them, feel them, and try to decode what they generate me,” said Mariana, assistant to the exhibition.

In recent years, the exhibition has become an alternative for the development of art contemplating disability, as there is no other place in Mendoza and other cities in the country.

Publication Date: 13/10/2019

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