Touch the Art

An exhibition of contemporary art can be a space in which to experiment and play. We are not just talking artists but viewers too.  On 1 June, International Children’s Day, the exhibition Touch the Art opened at the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, where you will be able to enter the art works, touch paintings made from soft foam or just move the exhibits around.

It all started with a series of workshops for children that young artists ran at U–jazdowski. The participants were children from kindergarten(s) and primary schools, and they had a say in the final appearance of the works. The fruit of these workshops can be savoured in the exhibition Touch the Art. You can experience the works – by actually touching them, listening to them and testing what they have been made of. The objects have been made by different techniques, from varied materials, and  are intended to work on all the senses – not only of children, but also grown-ups.

This unusual exhibition provides an occasion to explore art together. It defies the stereotype that contemporary art is inaccessible, and a visit to such a gallery is usually boring and incomprehensible. The space is full of colour, sound, textures and smells. Touch the Art proves that contemporary art is a world of inspiring experiences. It provides an opportunity to play, lying down and listening out – or messing around with objects, and cuddling or smelling them. You can wheel paintings around, walk along a foam corridor touching it, you can feel the floor vibrate, explore inside a mystery wooden labyrinth or splash yourself with water. Everyone is invited to experience sensory reception, regardless of their age, skills, knowledge or how they see the world. The animators will be present in the gallery at all times – on hand to provide a ‘user guide’ for each work and to tell interesting stories about them.

The exhibition, as well as the accompanying events, created especially for the occasion, seek through play to answer some fundamental questions: What is a work of art? What is the act of creation about?


  • Accessibility
    • The exhibition facilitates people with sensory as well as movement disabilities. We invite everyone regardless of their age, skills, knowledge, or the way one perceives the world. Using the sensory potential of the exhibition, we have prepared workshops for groups taking into account various communication needs and perceptual abilities. For organized groups to visit us, all that is needed is a prior agreement on the date. Please write to: edukacja@u-jazdowski.pl

    • Attention! Access to the building for those in wheelchairs requires an assistant, please contact Information at + 48 22 628 12 71 ext. 135, info@u-jazdowski.pl

The project has been part-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage with funds from the Culture Promotion Fund
Workshops partners
Media partners
  • Exhibition openinig
    • 01/06/2019, 12:00
  • Opening will be translated into Polish Sign Language. Translation: Magda Schromova.
  • Admission for exhibition is free of charge.
Tuesday 11:00—19:00
Wednesday 11:00—19:00
Thursday 11:00—20:00
Friday 11:00—19:00
Saturday 11:00—19:00
Sunday 11:00—19:00
Touch the Art