Toucher pour voir?


This is a collection exhibition catalogue from painter Adélio Sarro, 2012. The painter work is altruistic and social. He draws from his challenging childhood to question his social environment.

This project not only dared to present an exhibition for the visually impaired but also proposed a voluntary meeting which extended equality and mutual sharing for all others. In reaffirming the place of disabled people in our society, the artist questions the access to art and the methods involved. Integration becomes more than a democratic duty, it is a cultural and social emergency. Adélio Sarro crosses that invisible barrier and connects both sides in a shared perception. He put together a new field of artistic creation and art interpretation.

Texts by Ricardo Fernandes and Thierry Renaudin-Viot

In English & en Français. 20 pages.

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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)

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Weight 0,02 kg
Dimensions 29,7 × 21 cm
Dimensions (in)

11.6 x 8.2 in

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