Gabrielle Münter – experimental colourist

Louisiana, Humlebaek, Denmak
3 May – 19 August 2018


Portrait of Marianne von Wereflin, 1909

German painterGabriele Münter (1877-1962) was an open-minded, experimental artist with an international network and extensive exhibition activities. During World War I she spent time in Stock­­holm and Copenhagen, where she had her artistic breakthrough in 1918 with her first solo exhibition.

Linz der Blaue See, 1954

Gabriele Münter  has not been widely acknowledged in the history of art until now. Her work has usually been seen and interpreted in the context of German Expressionism and with a focus on her relationship and collaboration with Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) in the time of the artist group “Der Blue Reiter” .


Much of what Münter created is still unknown,
but 100 years after Münter exhibited for the first time in Denmark, this will finally be remedied. The exhibition takes a present-day look at Münter’s work, which is presented in thematic sections – from the classic genres such as the portrait and landscape through interiors and abstractions to her interest in foreign cultures, folk art and children’s drawings.

Edgar Cleijne & Ellen Gallagher – Better Dimension

Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm
25 April – 03 June 2018

Edgar Cleijne & Ellen Gallagher, installation view "Highway Gothic" (2017), Bonniers Konsthall. Photo: Jean-Baptiste Béranger
Edgar Cleijne & Ellen Gallagher, installation view ”Highway Gothic” (2017), Photo: Jean-Baptiste Béranger

The American artist Ellen Gallagher. Gallagher creates image-based installations that offer the viewer to reflect on an alternate historical writing and existence. The exhibition, Better Dimension, contains three extensive film installations in collaboration with Dutch artist Edgar Cleijne.

Highway Gothic (2017), consists of cyanotope curtains of 70 mm film and fabric as well as two 16 mm films. The installation explored how the construction of the Interstate 10 highway,, which shares both the United States largest wetland areas, the Atchafalaya Basin, and New Orleans, forced displacement and expelled people and animals in its vicinity. The title refers to a standard font used for US road signs.

Chiharu Shiota – The Distance

Göteborgs konstmuseum
21 April – 30 September 2018

Photo: Eva Arnborg

Chiharu Shiota is famous for her poetic network designs in wool yarn where she crosses and ties threads from floor to ceiling. With her artistry, she touches subjects such as migration, identity, stamina and longing. The Distance shows photography, drawing and sculpture along with two large-scale installations that Shiota specifically creates for the exhibition rooms at the Gothenburg Art Museum. Each installation involves a time-consuming craft where Shiota slowly weaves a rolling path that the visitor can follow.


En room covered with red threds from floor to ceiling with  black chairs

Paint your house in the same colours as the vikings did

 

vikingetiden farver palette maling
Photo: Sagnlandet Lejre

Now, archaeologists and chemists from the National Museum of Demark have studied the colour use of the Viking era, and by means of chemical analyzes of color pigments on different findings and a collection of existing knowledge in the field, they have succeeded in finding out what the Viking colours looked like.

The colours are now available to everyone in the form of a colour palette, as archaeologists thought that others might also be interested in making use of the Viking colours. You can read more about the project on the National Museum’s website.

Read an article in Danish in videnskab.dk

International Colour Day 2018

In Stockholm a colourful audiance listened to  Isabell Tresse talking about her winning proposal  to Prisad Färg 2017 AS IF – relection on Bangalure in India and Kviberg in Göteborg

 

 

och Hélène de Clermont-Gallerande, Chanel  Paris speaking about.The changing colours of Chanel’s lipstick ranges from 1960. 

Did you know that the Chanel Palette has changed considderably?. Some old goodies as ”RougeCoco” still remains, but the palette is darker to day (” Rouge noir”) than in the 1960s.

 

Soon time for Prisad Färg 2018

A colour design competition for newly graduataed andstudents of design,
architecture, visual communication and art in Sweden.

This year’s theme:

The Colour Blue

The coulour most people like the most: Heaven, sea, eternity, authoroty, calm, infinity, coolness, melancholym the colour of the Virgin Mary

 

We will celabrate the International Colour Day 21 March

Colourspotting at Etage 1, Rosenlundsgatan 40, Stockholm

Hélène de Clermont-Gallerande, Chanel  Paris will speak about.The changing colours of Chanel’s lipstick ranges from 1960

Isabell Tresse, HDK Göteborg will present her winning proposal for Prisad Färg 2017 – SOM OM (As If)

More info and sign up

Our partners NCS I Caparol I Jotun I Nordsjö I Ogeborgs I sto I Alcro I Bacala I ETAGE 1

Isabell Tresse vann Prisad Färg

IN ENGLISH

L’image contient peut-être : 5 personnes, personnes souriantes, personnes debout

Isabell Tresse från HDK i Götebörg tog hem första priset med sitt förslag SOM OM 

Utgångspunkten för detta projekt var upplevelser och minnen från min tid i Indien, säger Isabell. Min metod bestod av att använda en fysisk plats i Göteborg – Kviberg, som en förankring och bollplank. Projektet har varit utforskande under hela processen och handlar om färgers berättarkraft och en konversation mellan Bengaluru, Indien och Kviberg, Sverige.
Vad händer i mötet mellan mina minnen av Indien och den fysiska platsen Kviberg? Hur skulle Kviberg se ut om det var, som om, det vore i Indien?

Juryns motivering:
På ett konstnärligt sätt påvisa färgens förmåga att knyta samman
människor globalt och socialt, som tar oss förbi traditionella
genusperspektiv.

 

 

 

 

 

2:a pris
TRÄNINGSVERKET
Tove Blanck, Anna Bårdén och Josefine Grönlund
Arkitektur, Chalmers tekniska högskola
Juryns motivering: På ett konkret och inspirerande sätt bryta mot konventionella mönster. Detta kan på ett enkel sätt realiseras på den existerande
stereotypa gymmiljön.

 

 

 

 

3:dje pris
FÄRGPAVILJONG
Catrin Frick och Oskar Stare
Arkitektur, Chalmers tekniska högskola
Juryns motivering: På ett tillgängligt och välkomnande sätt bjuda in betraktaren att fysiskt utforska färgens påverkan i en rumslig miljö.

 

 

The colours of Swedish Counties: Bohuslän

Bohuslän

This is the ninthbook in a series of Swedish Counties and their colours.  The authors interior designer Lena Anderson and human geographer Marja Lindblom give us a quick tour to  Hålö and the Marble Pool, the Stonemasonary Museum, Gullholmen Captain´s home and much more.

Previous books deal with Gotland, Dalarna, Lappland, Närke, Skåne, Södermanland, Värmland and Västergötland. Theese small books are intended as inspiration for delving into each province´s sights and activities, offering colour suggestions and functioning as tourist guides.

Texts in Swedish and English

More info at www.svenskalandskapsfarger.se