A brand new exhibition, ‘Color Reminiscences’, has been opened on-line by the Museum of Structure
Phrases by Sophie Tolhurst
A brand new exhibition, ‘Color Reminiscences’, by the pop-up and on-line Museum of Structure, explores the evocative energy of color, with contributions from 20 architects.
In an introduction to the exhibition Owen Hopkins, director of the Farrell Centre at Newcastle College, explains that the exhibition takes an opposing view to the mainstream architectural historical past that ‘marginalises’ using color.
‘All through architectural historical past, actively vibrant buildings have tended to be the exception – or a minimum of have been made to look so in the usual histories. And the place and when vibrant buildings do exist, they’re typically neglected, denigrated and even ridiculed.
‘This exhibition takes the opposing view. It celebrates color in structure and explores its centrality to the work of a spread of up to date practitioners, every of whom has a particular place on how and why they use it.’
These color reminiscences vary from the inexperienced tiling of Victorian public buildings and pubs from Allford Corridor Monaghan Morris; Asif Khan on being colour-blind and the color (and scent) of henna; Charles Holland describing opening a recent tin of paint and the buttercup yellow of Sir John Soane’s Breakfast Room; Sarah Akigbogun of Studio Aki on the extreme pink soil of West Africa; and Unscene Structure on the landscapes of Hieronymous Bosch’s portray The Backyard of Earthly Delights.
The digital exhibition will be discovered on the Museum of Structure’s web site without cost: museumofarchitecture.org/colour-memories.html
The Museum of Structure was based by Melissa Woolford, and this exhibition is sponsored by Axalta Powder Coatings.
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