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Can Touch This: a multi-sensory exhibition
September 21 – October 20, 2018.
Can Touch This presents work by artists, makers and organizations who are concerned with the experiential qualities of visual art that lie beyond the eye, and situate themselves instead within the multi-sensory. In an effort to challenge a notion of a dominant sense, the works curated include access points for engagement in non-visual ways: through touch, sound, smell and taste. In this way, Public Annex considers exhibition design and curatorial praxis that intentionally dismantles sensory bias. Can Touch This invites patrons to reassess the concepts of biological privilege and limitation while transgressing the many seen and unseen barriers present in typical contemporary art exhibitions.
"Touch teaches us that life has depth and contour; it makes our sense of the world and ourself three-dimensional. Without that intricate feel for life there would be no artists, whose cunning is to make sensory and emotional maps, and no surgeons, who dive through the body with their fingers."
The exhibition includes work from:
Along with collaboratively authored works by:
Earlier Event: September 7Invisible Permission | An Exercise in Radical Listening
Later Event: November 7"Painting With Words" The Art of Creative Fragrance Writing