In front of you is “INCLUSION” – an inclusive mural created by the Serbian artist Jana Danilović in 2023 during the Zero Project Conference at the United Nations Office at Vienna.
It is inclusive because the two-dimensional painted mural is brought to life with a 3D printed tactile model that makes the artwork accessible to all through touch, as well as braille printed below the 3D model.
The mural "Inclusion" depicts the universal truth that touch and love breaks down all barriers and remain a source of strength for everyone. In the mural two women are pictured hugging each other, the woman on the right is seated in a wheelchair. Both women are wearing sweaters with varying sizes of polka dots, which are blue; the sweaters are coral colored. The background of the mural itself is turquoise, and birds (sparrows among others) can be seen flying in all directions.
This project has been made possible thanks to the passion of Street Art Belgrade, which is keen to share it good and inclusive street art practices with the world. Street Art Belgrade first initiated the “Art in Passing” project in 2021. The goal of the project is to open up the world of street art to the visually impaired and blind through the installation of 3D printed tactile models. These models add depth, color, grooves, texture, and perspective to the two-dimensional murals the adorn cities around the world. Ultimately, enriching the art experience for all – persons with and without disabilities - street art after all should be for all.
Background: Street Art Belgrade
The goal of Street Art Belgrade (SABG) is to preserve, document and popularize street art as a specific form of art, through regular and long-term activities, both within Serbia and abroad. Through its community work, SABG has continuously worked with the Belgrade City Blind People Organization to better understand how the visually impaired would like to experience the rich world of street art.
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Artist background: Jana Danilović
Jana (Andrijana) Danilović (1989) is Belgrade-based muralist and street artist. She received her Bachelor and Master degree in Monumental painting at Faculty of Philology and Arts, and in 2018 she defended her artistic research „City and Painting – the role and the importance of painting in public space“ at Belgrade’s Faculty of Applied Arts, becoming the Doctor of Arts.
Focused mainly on various forms of painting in public space, Jana has so far painted murals in Serbia, Croatia, Greece, Bosnia, Monte Negro, France, Belgium and Germany. She displayed her work in 15 solo shows in Balkans region, and participated in over fifty collective exhibitions world-wide. Interested in all aspects of artistic expression in public space, Jana’s activities also include writing the critical articles and essays on the subjects related to the use and misuse of painting in public space for various online and traditional media, including magazines such as Vreme and LiceUlice, as well as several scientific journals.
Working as an independent artist, member of ULUPUDS union.
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