Thanks to Alain Mikli, Picasso’s work can now be enjoyed by all visitors

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Thanks to Alain Mikli, Picasso’s work can now be enjoyed by all visitors

Following the innovative tactile globe created in 2016, Alain Mikli has returned to work on an interesting new project focused on art and accessibility at the Quai Branly - Jacques Chirac Museum in Paris.

Thanks to Alain Mikli, Picasso’s work can now be enjoyed by all visitors
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For about 25 years, the company has been committed to projects that make the beauty of the world, life and art accessible to people with visual impairments.

Taking centre stage this time is Picasso: thanks to Alain Mikli and the work of his team, Picasso’s art can now be enjoyed by all, including those who are only able to experience art through their hearts and fingertips.

Open until 23 July 2017, the exhibition “Primitive Picasso” offers an audio-tactile exploration conceived, designed and created for people with visual impairments.

Podotactile strips on the ground guide visitors through 8 tactile interpretations, featuring explanations of Picasso’s artwork. Each explanation includes a text written in braille and a short audio guide available in French and English enabling everyone to enjoy the exhibition and discover the famous artist’s connection with Africa, Oceania, the Americas and Asia.

The exhibition is divided into 2 different areas. The first one features a timeline illustrating Picasso’s lifelong relationship with non-Western arts through a private collection of documents, letters, photographs and objects. The second area is divided into the sections “Archaism”, “Metamorphosis” and “Id” that create a visual dialogue between the painter’s extraordinary work and the exceptional richness of creations of non-Western artists.

Thanks to Alain Mikli’s contribution, “Primitive Picasso” has become an exhibition without barriers and truly accessible to everyone.

Published on Jun 13 2017