November 9th - 20th, 2010 > opening at 19h
Nikola Džafo’s exhibition offers the idea that art can be experienced with touch and other senses. It is not only designed for blind people and those who have reduced vision, but also for the perfectly healthy persons who cannot see because of the limited scope of their souls. Objects and paintings are for touching and are made out of fur, feathers, scales, and hair, and Braille alphabet is also used to complete the artwork. The visitors are required to exhibit the objects „with touch and without hesitation“. The aim of this project is manifold: tolerance and dialog, improving the quality of life for those with disabilities and also co-existence.
Nikola Džafo was born in 1950, Novi Sad. He got his BA in painting at the Faculty of Visual Arts in 1978, Belgarde, and an MA at the same faculty in 1981. Džafo is a member of the Association of Visual Artists of Serbia and Vojvodina. In 1990. he started the struggle for social values and art dignity. Džafo is a creator and initiator of the group LED ART (1993), and also co-founder of the Centre for Cultural Decontamination in Belgrade (1995). Džafo lives and works in Petrovaradin, Novi Sad.