23 September – 29 November 2015
The installation by lighting designer Svante Pettersson reflects upon the things that have always attracted people to move to cities. The freedom to think, speak and be who you want. To get to a safe haven. To be able to choose to be alone, completely anonymous, yet still surrounded by people – or to seek a new, self-selected community. It is about how we travel there, but also about how to retrospectively recall our journey.
Svante Pettersson has created a passage that illustrates this type of transformation. The passage moves be-tween the more intellectual case studies in the project rooms and the artistic works of Färgfabrikens main hall. His means of expression is the interaction between the surface colors and artificial light, which is such an important part of our urban environment.
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Stockholm Moderna Museet
3 October 2015 – 17 January 2016
Seu corpo da obra (Your body of work), 2011
© 2011 Olafur Eliasson. Foto: Anders Sune Berg.
Installationsbild, Moderna Museet/ArkDes, Stockholm 2015.
A fan circles in an irregular orbit above our heads, water squirts up in cascades, and in another room we can walk in a labyrinthine architecture of coloured space. These works are part of the exhibition Olafur Eliasson: Reality machines, organised by Moderna Museet in association with ArkDes (the Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design).
September 18-January 3 2016
Costumes from Amadeus, Stockholm City Theater (2004) Photo Matilda Rahm
Meet costume designer Camilla Thulin.
The exhibition features everything from her corsets to her love of vintage and folklore and also gives us a peek into the life of a costume designer. See the stage outfits of Sarah Dawn Finer and Malena Ernman, along with costumes from Stockholm City Theatre, the Malmö Opera and the Gothenburg Opera.Last but not least: meet Army of Lovers, the eurodance group founded in the mid-1980´s, whose seductively provocative packaging is designed by Camilla Thulin.
Exhibition, talks & experiments
23 Sep – 29 Nov 2015
Experiment Stockholm is questioning the development and transition of the city of Stockholm. It is an on-going project that raises questions about and seeks to examine and experiment with strategies and solutions for dealing with the challenges of a rapidly growing Stockholm region. What kind of society are we building for future generations? How are we to cope with unforeseen events? How does and could the built and the green interact in the city environment?
Artist Neil Harbisson was born completely color blind, but these days a device attached to his head turns color into audible frequencies. Instead of seeing a world in grayscale, Harbisson can hear a symphony of color — and yes, even listen to faces and paintings. https://www.ted.com/talks/neil_harbisson_i_listen_to_color
Neil will come to the prize ceremony of Prisad Färg 2016 in in Stockholm, February 10 2016.
Illustration: Mary O’Reilly
Researchers have developed a new device for color analyses – a spectrometer- by using something that looks like an ink printer to put special paint on the image tile of a smart phone camera.
Such, lightweight, small and robust spectrometers can be used in space trips to explore far away planets but also to do medical measurements.
Jie Bao & Moungi G. Bawendi: A colloidal quantum dot spectrometer, Nature 2. Juli 2015, vol. 523, 10.1038/nature14576, summery.
Popular science article in Danish
Long before humans figured out how to create colours, nature had already perfected the process — think stunning, bright butterfly wings of many different hues, for example.
Morpho didius gets its blue colour as a consequence of the nano structures of its wings
Now scientists are tapping into those secrets to develop a more environmentally friendly way to make coloured plastics. Using structure — or the shapes and architectures of materials — rather than dyes, to produce colour.
Article in Danish
Kulturhuset, Gallery 3, Stockholm
June 17 – August 23 2015
This summer exhibition Superbruden (Superbroad) features Kristina Abelli Elander’s entire oeuvre from the 1970s to today. Gallery 3 is transformed into an inviting, dazzling fantasy world, with coloured lanterns, wall paintings, figures, drawings and comic strips. Meet Prinsessan Panik (Princess Panic) and other alter-egoes in Kristina Abelli Elander’s magical world.
Prinsessan Panik, 1980. Produced in collaboration with Gittan Jönsson. Photo: Petra Hellberg
Christina Abelli Elander belongs to the rebellious 70s generationen who released the super broad and set colous free. The contrasting colours pink and turquoise, purple and emerald green, chocolate brown and orange violated both the conservative tone on tone painting and premodern denomination painting. The released color is joined by fabric, needle and thread
Part of Creep Queens, Happy Flowers, 1988–2015. Photo: Petra Hellberg.
Part of Creep Queens, Happy Flowers, 1988–2015. Photo: Petra Hellberg
Four projects are competing for the prestigious Swedish Ljuspriset (lightning award), which is awarded this year for the 23rd time.
The prize is to reward a project where light and lightninghas been used successfully to create a visual experience in interaction with architecture. The aim is to highlight the importance of lighting for people and the environment and to demonstrate the high level of lighting design profession in Sweden.
This year’s finalists:
Lux, Lund University: libraries, auditoriums, training rooms, conference rooms, etc.
Kokpunkten Actionbad in Västerås
Christ the King´s Church in Gothenburg
St. John’s Church (Sankt Johannes kyrka) in Stockholm
The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony in conjunction with the Light Day September 8, 2015 at Berns in Stockholm. More information in Swedish
This is the sixth book 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 Gripsholm Castle, Julita Manor, lush oak forests and much more.
Previous books deal with Gotland, Dalarna, Skåne, 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.
More info at www.svenskalandskapsfarger.se