Upcoming exhibition at Flutgraben Berlin!
A much-needed summer break in order to take stock on a project, which continues to solidify its position in Berlin’s colourful cultural landscape. Important deadlines are coming up, including the organisation of the following exhibitions and the establishing of a permanent exhibition space, the foundations of a museum. These two processes accompany, foster and complement one another. The team is partly renewed and continually adapts to new challenges. The September blues will rapidly fade away with the enthusiasm surrounding the upcoming exhibition, the recent setting up of our atelier in Flutgraben and the steady arrival of new volunteers.
The Museum of Colours in collaboration with Flutgraben e.V. is happy to announce its upcoming exhibition, which will take place from 18 to 26 November 2017. After the success of the previous two exhibitions, we are delighted to invite you to our opening on the 18 November at 7, in Flutgraben.
The next exhibition was elaborated in partnership with three Master’s students of the École Nationale du Paysage of Versailles and members of the Green Resistance association.
A Museum of Colours
Currently our team is working on the third exhibition of a series dedicated to colour. The last exhibition of 2017 will focus on the colours of nature and more specifically green. The carrying out of a series of exhibitions on colours can be seen as a founding step towards the establishment of a Museum of Colours.
Founder, Natacha Le Duff, first came up with this idea several years ago. The idea was revolved around a red room where one would have found together a clown‐nose, a Coca‐Cola logo, a communist flag… paying attention to the underlying contrasts associated to these symbols. And then the French flag, where red stands together with white and blue, also emerged. With the flag we see that sometimes colours only make sense together.
Various questions then arise: Can colours be presented as a whole – including the ways they connect to each other? Does it make sense to consider these cultural examples overlooking the scientific approach usually associated with colours?
Natacha prioritises sensorial, intellectual, and interactive approaches instead.
The Museum of Colours embodies the challenge of crossing disciplines, which study and use colours, in a space that would explore the diverse knowledge linked to them.
Outrageous, exciting, multidisciplinary project carried with passion, with an international calling. A project to talk about, support, but mostly contribute to.