The Museum of Colours has created four exhibitions in two years.
All were organised around three themes: the colour laboratory, the colours of Berlin, and a monochromatic room.
Pilot show: the red
From January 29 to February 5, 2017
This exhibition was intended to present the project of the Museum of Colours.
The color lab showed how we perceive, make, use, order and appreciate colours. The color part of Berlin highlighted the variety of natural, functional, symbolic, cultural and artistic colours in the city. The monochromatic room – which aims to show the diversity of cultural references associated with the same color – was red for this first edition.
500 visitors visited the exhibition in one week, which is a great success for us.
The perception of colours
June 17 to 25, 2017
The colour-lab focused on color perception: from the eye to the brain, including a cultural perspective in the interpretation of colours. The exhibition answered questions such as: what is color blindness? How to perceive colour with all its senses?
Approaching the perception of colours from a cultural point of view made it possible to establish a bridge to the cultural colours of Berlin, a cosmopolitan metropolis feeding on the most diverse influences.
From cobalt blue to Klein blue, the monochromatic room will introduce you to the many shades of blue and their uses and meanings.
Larissa Noury, whose works were presented in the exhibition, hosted a conference on “Color in Art and Architecture” at the Institut Français in Berlin.
Four body-painted persons of organic and geometric shapes by Juliana Volberding were moving in the gallery. The elegance of Larissa Noury in her dress composed of 17m of fabrics amazed visitors. Visitors shared their impressions with a delicious buffet by Ariana Magand.
Some of the exhibited pieces have particularly attracted the attention of our visitors. Nika Fontaine’s Accelerator 2.0 allowed immersion in a world of light and glitter, all against the backdrop of atmospheric music. The tactile colours of Larissa Noury’s paintings have also conquered our audience; He also donated a tactile painting to the Museum of Colours! A big thank you to her!
The goose game following the chronology of the blue color proposed a playful approach to learning. For our most patient visitors, the game of reconstructing pairs of eyes was an original challenge!
The exhibition brought together 400 people in one week.
The colours of / in nature
November 18 to 26, 2017
The Colour-Lab looked at the production of colors, from the raw product to the finished product.
The Colors of Berlin plunged us into the (re) discovery of the green spaces of the city, an integral part of its history and its environment.
La Salle Couleur studied the symbols and meanings of green through its links with nature, politics, but also with companies and their challenges, particularly by looking at the concept of greenwashing.
In this exhibition included the works of Claude Lampe, Juliana Volberding and Grzegorz Gilewicz, and installations by Loïc Windels, Laure Oberli and Frédérique de Rauglaudre.
The exhibition is created in partnership with the collective Green Resistance composed of students of the School of Landscape of Versailles.
A project was set up with a 5th grade (equivalent CM2) of the European Judith-Kerr primary school in Berlin-Schmargendorf. On the theme of the natural colors of Berlin, students create a work of art that has been presented in the exhibition.
350 visitors braved the cold and bad weather of November to share our enthusiasm and relax in a vegetal bath.
Colours in (dis) order
April 7 to 22, 2018
Following the model of the previous ones, the exhibition was organized around 3 axes: the Color Lab, which guided us through the different color classification systems developed over the course of history. Using colors involves understanding how they work in relation to each other. For centuries, scientists as well as artists have tried to give a logical, rational or aesthetic order to the colors. Today, many systems such as RAL Farben or Pantone allow the different intermediaries of a production process to have a common reference.
The Berlin Colors featured the capital’s signature colors, making the city readable for its citizens and its strollers. Berlin is, among other things, yellow and orange. Taking public transport, sorting waste or finding a service or shop are all examples of the many conventions that rely on functional colours.
The monochromatic room explored the ambiguous values of yellow.
Colour of the sun and light, the yellow carries positive values of youth, life or spring. Its high visibility also gives it the value of color prevention, which could also explain why it is found in many logos and panels. Since the Middle Ages, this color is also used to mark different types of discrimination.
Exhibitions will be as diverse as the color palette: works of art, models, everyday objects, photos, colour materials, among others …
Artist and researcher Michel Albert-Vanel led a conference on the Planetary System of Colors that he developed.
An installation of Cath Carver from Color your City was presented
The exhibition was a huge success and welcomed 1200 visitors!