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Josef and Anni Albers:
Voyage Inside a Blind Experience

Is it possible to experience abstract artworks without using your eyes? How can a visual art exhibition be experienced by people who are partially sighted or blind? Josef and Anni Albers: Voyage inside a blind experience considers these questions by presenting key works from the artists alongside tactile models, braille texts,and playful art encounters led by touch.

The works on display include Anni Albers’ hugely influential textile works, Josef Albers’ renowned Homage to the Square paintings, and a selection of his record cover designs accompanied by the original jazz music. The show also includes a darkroom where visitors are invited to explore objects by touch, as well as a section that reflects on the importance of Albers’ teaching that emphasised a sense of feeling as well as seeing art.

Throughout the exhibition run, we will offer workshops and tours for visitors who are visually impaired. We are pleased to partner with UCC Disability Support ServiceArts & Disability IrelandChildVisionFighting Blindness and Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind to ensure that as many of our visitors as possible enjoy and learn from this imaginative presentation. Please contact education@glucksman.org to find out more about our activities for people with visual impairment.

Josef and Anna Albers: Voyage inside a blind experience has been developed in partnership with the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation and Atlante Servizi Culturali, along with the expertise of l’Istituto dei Ciechi di Milano, a leading institute for people who are visually impaired in Milan, Italy, the exhibition is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland and the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. Following its presentation at the Glucksman, the exhibition is touring to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia.


The banner image above is a detail of Anni Albers’ 1970 screenprint Meander. As a textile designer, weaver, writer and printmaker, Albers inspired a reconsideration of fabrics as an art form, both as functional objects and as wall hangings, and often used her textile works as inspiration for her prints.