This is the catalogue from the exhibition held at the Centre Culturel Cloître des Billettes, Paris, France, 2012. Curator Thierry Renaudin-Viot. Scenography Ricardo Fernandes.
““Touch” Art Project, in French, Toucher pour voir? presented a selection of 16 paintings from Brazilian artist Adélio Sarro, dedicated to visually disabled persons. The exhibition was presented twice in Brazil, first at the Salvador Contemporary Art Museum, then at the Sao Paulo Art Museum. “Touch” was presented at the Cloitres des Billettes in Paris from September 4th to October 2nd 2012.
“Touch” Art Project was born from the soul of Adélio Sarro to enable visually impaired people to understand and access his work.
He developed his own method of communicating with the blind and visually impaired. Beyond the anthropological sense of his paintings, the artist strives to make his work accessible by stimulating tactile perception. The artist uses different materials in a mixed technique that joins together paint, paper, wood, sand and other media. As visitors touch and feel different textures they get a complete representation of the painting.” (extract from the text by Ricardo Fernandes)