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"Vision Light: Work by Artists with Visual Impairment"
2005-08-10 until 2005-08-26
UK United Kingdom
Since its creation in 1988, after the Brixton riots, 198 Gallery has continuously embedded its commitment to Art Education by contributing to or initiating projects and exhibitions which support differently abled people. Vision Light explores the experience that visually impaired people have of art and encourages the audience to discover new ways to think about the relationships between sight, other senses and art.
Led by Trinidadian artist Mario Lewis, the Vision Light series of workshops aimed at giving a group of diverse visually impaired individuals an opportunity to explore and communicate how they experience being both audiences and makers of art. The Vision Light exhibition showcases the work resulting from the workshops, involving elements of video, sound and performance.
By offering the audience an opportunity to discover the rich and eclectic works produced by a group of artists with varying levels of visual impairment, ages and cultural backgrounds, Vision Light challenges the attitudes and preconceptions of sighted and visually impaired visitors about human diversity, access to art and the role of sensations in the artistic experience.
Video still from Proverb