From 23 March to 4 April in the Central exhibition hall “Manege”, an inclusive exhibition project “the Touch”, according to the website of the CEH “Manege”. Organizers aim to demonstrate a new type of relationship between audience and artwork. The exhibition will include elements of accessibility for people with disabilities and is open to a tactile inspection.
“The gradual overcoming outdated notions about normality and abnormality is closely associated with their re-interpretation in the artistic culture of the twentieth century, – noted the organizers of the exhibition. Largely on the territory of modern art employed a constant development of their own language, the search for new forms, trying to invent practices that open the possibility to include the widest possible range of people, and there was the kind of flexible, critical thinking that has contributed to a fundamental shift in the interpretation of the term “disability”. Today it no longer means “inferiority”, but points to the problem of material and social barriers faced by people with disabilities”.
According to the organizers, the participants of the exhibition project should become not only the authors represented in the exhibition works and the audience, and everyone – regardless of their physical and mental abilities. The exhibition will include elements of accessibility for people with disabilities and is open to a tactile inspection. In the period of the exhibition there will be organized tours for people with various disabilities, accompanied by professional mediators.
One of the participants of the project, Marina Spivak, whose work will be presented at the exhibition, said that through his works, it would put signs: “Touch! All must touch!”
Exhibition “the Touch” will be open daily from 11:00 to 20:00. Central exhibition hall “Manege” is located at the address: St.-Petersburg, Isaakievskaya square, 1. Telephone for information: +7 (812) 611-11-00.