Art Exhibition TOUCH: Deafblind Artists of Maják
Exhibition duration: 20 November 2019 - 5 December 2019
Location: ABN Amro CIRCL Amsterdam
Opening night: 20/11/2019
Price of the opening night: 6€ (tickets below)
This year, Victory Art is partnering up with a Dutch bank ABN Amro to introduce Slovakian deaf-blind artists of Maják to the Netherlands.
These artists, despite their limitations, demonstrate how conquering life's hardships can result in awe-inspiring outcomes and in this case, gorgeous artworks.
The art exhibition in Amsterdam will showcase all the various art pieces created by Maják residents and the evening will be all about these rare individuals who have proved just how important art is to the human experience.
We will also discuss and deepen on the topic of outsider art by hearing three different speakers during the panel discussion.
The exhibition is bound to offer an unforgettable and exhilarating experience to each visitor. So, join us already at the opening evening to get the most of it!
SCHEDULE OF THE OPENING EVENING:
18:30 – 19:00 Walk In
19:00 – 19:10 Official Opening Ceremony
19:15 – 19:45 Panel Discussion on Outsider Art
19:30 – 21:00 Reception
Join us at CIRCL to celebrate the power of art!
All profits from the ticket and artwork sales are contributed to the continuation of Maják's art program.
ART WITH PURPOSE:
There are many misguided ideas surrounding art: one of them being that it must always be seen. Art is often merely cast aside like a piece of decoration that does not serve any purpose other than looking pretty. However, art is much more than that.
This year, Victory Art is partnering up with Maják, a non-profit residency tending to individuals with deafblindness in Slovakia.
Maják has been conducting art workshops with their residents for 15 years. This program was able to not only uplift the artists' spirits by alleviating their distress but also helped them produce incredible artworks that stir the heart.
These artworks, made entirely by touch, make it clear that art is for everyone. It highlights the potential of people, despite their hardships. And so, we want to bring them to the limelight.
"In the art, one arrives at the end of the life to the point where should have been in the beginning"- Josef Čapek.
Whoever said creating art was easy has clearly never looked deep within.
Indeed, the most honest form of art takes more than just technical skill. It takes heart and introspection. This is often neglected by what looks good on canvas. Even the most experienced artists struggle with compromising their vision to aesthetics.
The artists of Majak are not limited by the idea of the artworks "looking good", their focus is on communicating their happiness, pain, and everything in between on canvas. And guess what, they look darn good!
Victory Art’s guiding mission is to make art more accessible to everyone to shed light on individuals who have proved just how important art is to the human experience.
Keeping this message in mind, Victory Art would like to welcome you all to the exhibition at Circl ABN Amro Amsterdam, starting 20th November 2019.
Join us for the opening night and be inspired by this celebration of human resilience! We are looking forward to seeing you there!
Stay tuned to see all the art!