Visuality and aesthetics are not the defining and only criteria of the success of an artwork. The perception of art is also dependent on the context and histories behind its creation. It is known that when one sensory organ fails to function, all others start to work more actively. So how can one understand a work of art if it is not first encountered with the help of eye sight?
Part of the exhibition The New International, Supramen Tours are excursions for mixed groups, together with visually impaired people, resulting in the creation of a publication which will help the audience to visualize their experience. Discussions with young Russian artists, will touch upon the topics of art education in Sweden and in Russia, and the publication or artist’s book as an instrument for presenting art.
Curator: Maria Kotlyachkova