Workshops for children and adolescents
Workshops for blind children and adolescents accompanying the exhibition “Maria Bartuszová. Provisional Forms.”
In 1976 and 1983, together with Gabriel Kladek, Maria Bartuszová organized workshops for blind and visually impaired children. Sculptures that were created allowed the blind to become familiar with the meaning of various forms and textures, sense the tensions between geometric and organic forms, recognize the emotional substance of these artefacts and develop their imagination. This sort of violation of selflessness of art, “different” use and the emphasis on the haptic characteristics of sculpture is an expression of Maria Bartuszová’s immensely avant-garde approach to her artistic tasks.
The series of workshops organized as part of the exhibition “Maria Bartuszová. Provisional Forms” addresses this gesture, develops it and takes it one step further.
In cooperation with young artists (Bruno Althamer and Diana Grabowska), a group of sculptures-assembly kits inspired by Bartuszová’s works was produced. Workshops organized for children with different sorts of disability as well as healthy ones address the artist’s intuitive belief that art is one of the most universal communication tools.
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART (Emilii Plater 51)
The nearest bus stops: RONDO ONZ (about 300 metres), DWORZEC CENTRALNY (about 800 metres), PKP WARSZAWA ŚRÓDMIEŚCIE railway station (about 700 metres).
Transfer to RONDO ONZ bus and tram stop by lines No: 10, 17, 33 37, 41, 109 (only heading towards Central Railway Station), 160 (only heading towards Central Railway Station), 174, 227. Note: access to RONDO ONZ stops is available via pedestrian crossings.
Transfer to DWORZEC CENTRALNY bus and tram stop by lines No: 7, 8, 9, 10, 17, 22, 24, 25, 33, 37, 41, 109, 117, 127, 128, 131, 158, 160, 174, 175, 227, 501, 504, 507, 517, 518, 519, 521, 522, 525, 700 and certain Mazovian Railways and Rapid Urban Rail trans (line S3). The line 41 operates solely on workdays.
Note: access to tram stops via stairs and underpasses. Access to terminals at Central Railway Station is available via pedestrian crossings. Access to bus stops of lines passing through Central Railway Station is available via stairs and underpasses.
Access to PKP WARSZAWA ŚRÓDMIEŚCIE railway station by means of Koleje Mazowieckie (Mazovian Railways) and Szybka Kolej Miejska (Rapid Urban Rail) (lines S1 and S2). Note: access to platform 2 of PKP WARSZAWA ŚRÓDMIEŚCIE station is available via lifts and stairs inside the railway station.
Bus lines are operated exclusively by low-floor vehicles. Tram lines are operated by low-floor and high-floor vehicles.
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE BUILDING
Access to the building: no obstacles. Car transport: a public car park (paid parking zone), including lots for persons with disabilities.
Moving around the building
Entrance to the café and toilets from Śliska Street, available from the ground level.
Exhibition. Entrance from Emilii Plater Street (former Emilia shopping mall) – 6 stairs or metal rails (21% slope, 55 cm height).
Ticket offices: not applicable.
Accessibility of halls/rooms where events associated with the Warsaw Week of Culture Without Barriers are taking place.
Exhibition located on two levels without a lift. Transfer between levels only via stairs.
Toilets adapted to the needs of persons with disabilities.
Available from Śliska Street – another entrance.
The toilet is small (manoeuvring space of about 130x130 cm).