2018 07 11 – 08 04

Exhibition „Blind date” is mainly dedicated to people with visual impairment seeking to enhance their knowledge of Lithuanian national art heritage and at the same time develop personal artistic proficiency in the context of visual arts. This exhibition is an exciting opportunity to experience visual art differently through the sense of touch.

„Blind date” presents original paintings and their tactile reproductions handmade by sculptors Jonas Aničas and Matas Janušonis with assistance from the Lithuanian  Association of the Blind and Visually Handicapped as well as professionals of tactile art from Italy. The displays of embossed artworks are specifically designed for touching which helps visitors to understand and feel the content of a painting.

Exposition was carefully selected to represent the important changes, art movements and manifestos with significant impact on Lithuanian painting in the XX century. Traditional genres such as landscape and portrait will be followed by deconstructions, surrealistic visions and conceptual art. Visitors will be introduced to the social themes of paintings, avant-garde experiments and new ideas or comments on the subject of classical art.

This exhibitions presents original paintings and their tactile reproductions by Jonas Vaitys, Mstislavas Dobužinskis, Vytautas Kairiūkštis, Stasys Ušinskas, Liudomiras Slendzinskis, Bronislovas Jamontas, Vincas Kisarauskas, Arvydas Šaltenis, Henrikas Natalevičius and Mikalojus Šalkauskas.

Curators: Agnė Matulevičiūtė, Matas Drukteinis, Eglė Nedzinskaitė.

Reproductions by: Jonas Aničas, Matas Janušonis

Consultants: Irma Jokštytė, Alvydas Valenta

Descriptions of paintings by: Diana Raudonienė, Laura Niedzviegienė

Exhibition architect Aleksandras Kavaliauskas

Designer Laura Grigaliūnaitė

Sponsors: Lietuvos kultūros taryba, LR Kultūros ministerija, „Elektromarkt“, „Panasonic“, „Vieversio kulniukai“, „VOX ART“