3 Jan 2021
COLORS & SENSES IN DESIGN
An exhibition about the innovative and diverse use of colour, linking the past and present with each other.
The exhibition ‘Colors, etc.’ in Tripostal, Lille focuses on experiencing colors. It will tickle all our senses and visitors will be invited to enter an installation and move around, to participate; to smell, feel and touch; to see and to hear... Can you feel a colour, can you smell a colour, has a certain colour a certain touch, can you hear a colour... ? You will be able to find an answer to these questions by visiting the ‘Colors, etc.’ exhibition.
Several artists and designers are invited to create an installation in situ, all focussed on dif- ferent aspects of colour; light & colour, sound & colour, tactility & colour, psyche & colour...
A part of the exhibiton is in collaboration with the Design Museum Gent. There the starting premise is Jan van Eyck’s skilful use of colour, which is fully revealed in all its glory during the restoration of the Ghent Altarpiece. Using oil paint and transparent, coloured glazes, van Eyck was able to achieve an innovative variety of colour nuances, clarity and saturation in his paintings. His inspiring use of colour is the starting point for a selection of national and international designers. They all share an affinity with ‘colour’. This part of the exhibition starts from the layeredness of Jan van Eyck’s work, focussing on his use of colour. The trip- tych itself and the umbrella concept of the City of Ghent (knowledge, inspiration, mystery) developed for the Jan van Eyck year 2020 is also incorporated in its underlying structure.
Curator: Siegrid Demyttenaere
icw Sofie Lachaert for the Pigment Walk
In co-production with the Design Museum Gent and in partnership with Lille Métropole 2020, World Design Capital.
Notre jardins ne périra jamais © Les Monseigneurs
The painters palette – palette rug – 2015 © atelier lachaert dhanis
© Fernando Laposse