- Title: Please do touch! Exhibition for blind opens in Prague
- Date: 6th December 2016
- Summary: PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC (DECEMBER 5, 2016) (REUTERS) HAPESTETIKA EXHIBITION FOR THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED THROUGH WINDOW POSTER ANNOUNCING EXHIBITION VARIOUS OF VISITORS ENTERING EXHIBITION GUIDE DOG VARIOUS OF GUIDE EXPLAINING EXHIBITION BLIND STUDENT, SARKA, AND FRIEND APPROACHING STATUE HANDS ON STATUE COUPLE OBSERVING AND TOUCHING STATUE BOY TOUCHING STATUE VARIOUS VISITORS TOUCHING EXHIBITS (SOUNDBITE) (Czech) HAPESTETIKA CURATOR, JANA KLIMOVA, SAYING: "This exhibition is special because it allows the touching of original sculpture art pieces which is unusual in the galleries. Everywhere else there are signs: please don't touch, and the motto of this exhibition is just the opposite: touch, please." STUDENTS IN THE GALLERY TOUCHING STATUES BOY TOUCHING STATUE BEING INSTRUCTED BY GUIDE SARKA WITH HER FRIEND MOVING TO OTHER STATUE (SOUNDBITE) (Czech) BLIND STUDENT, SARKA, SAYING: "I like the girl doing the handstand the most." BLIND STUDENT, SIMONA READING THE SIGN IN BRAILLE (SOUNDBITE) (Czech) BLIND STUDENT, SIMONA FEELING THE STATUE SAYING: "This can be for example heat in the dark when men who can see are looking at it. It can be also a contour, when you are able to see only contours. It can be someone's head contour." (SOUNDBITE) (Czech) BLIND STUDENT, JAKUB, SAYING: "I mostly like the fantasy of the artists that they were able to introduce into the sculptures." SIGHTED GUIDE, ZUZANA KRAMOSILOVA, TOUCHING STATUE WHILE WEARING LIGHT-BLOCKING GLASSES (SOUNDBITE) (Czech) SIGHTED GUIDE, ZUZANA KRAMOSILOVA, SAYING: "You perceive it different by touch than visually. When you see the object, you get the imagination immediately but when you can only feel it by touch, you have to go from the middle to the edge and just after that create the whole imagination of what it really is." VISITOR TOUCHING STATUE
- Embargoed: 21st December 2016 16:30
- Location: PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
- City: PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
- Country: Czech Republic
- Reuters ID: LVA0015BQX8OP
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- Story Text: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.
"This exhibition is special because it allows touching the originals of sculptors' pieces which is unusual in galleries," curator Jana Klimova said.
"Everywhere there are signs 'Please don't touch' and the motto of this exhibition is just the opposite - 'Touch, please'."
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.
"I mostly like the fantasy of the artists that they were able to introduce into the sculptures," said a student visiting the exhibition, Jakub.
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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