Our new exhibition at Flutgraben Berlin!
The Museum of Colours in cooperation with Flutgraben e.V. is organising a cycle of exhibitions about colours. In January the Museum held its Pilot Exhibition, and the second exhibition will take place June 17th through the 25th (Vernissage on the 17th at 7PM). Further exhibitions are planned for the same place this November and through 2018.
This exhibition is divided into three areas. The Colours Laboratory will be focused on the perception of colours: how do our eyes function and how does our brain process such information. Eye model, colours to touch and to taste und visual tricks will be introduced in this part.
As colourful as the Berliners will then outline how multicultural Berlin is. Carnivals and parades will be depicted and most importantly colours which are worn by Berliners: from the clothes and jewels to the make-up and the hair colours.
The Colour Room will study the symbols and the meanings of blue. The Blue Note, blue jeans, the blue from Yves Klein or the Berliner blue will be shown and explained.
Exhibits will be as diverse as colours are: pieces of art, models, everyday life objects, pictures and colour materials.
In addition to the exhibition we offer several other events. Guided tours of the exhibition will be available, and the museum will host a celebration for Fête de la Musique, and because the Colours Lab will study the perception of colours, we will offer a synaesthetic concert.
Tickets will be available at the exhibition.
We are really happy to meeting you again and hope that you are all going to make it!
We particularly thank our sponsor Caran d'Ache and our main in kind sponsor Kryolan for the trust they have placed in us.
A Museum of Colours - The Pilot exhibition
On the 28th of January at 7:00 pm took place the vernissage of the pilot exhibition of the Museum of Colours. We put all our good vibes into the organization, just to impress you!
The pilot exhibition was made of three different spaces: the colour laboratory, the colours of Berlin, and the red room.
This narration allowed us to fully understand how we perceive colours, how we interract with them in our daily lives. Also, in a monochromatic room, you experienced how colours influence our perceptions and our behaviours.
Three atmospheres, three contexts to be able to appreciate a huge diversity of the place and roles that colours hold in our environment.
From the 29th of January until February the 5th, everyday from 15:00 to 20:00.
In addition to the exhibition, we offered multiple activities in order to give some life to colours. Workshops, games, guided visits and conferences completed this first event week.
From the red room to a Museum of Colours
Right now, our team works hard towards the creation of an exhibition about The Colours of Berlin, which is a significant step towards the implementation of a Museum of Colours.
The first idea came on the mind of Natacha Le Duff, the project initiator. It was several years ago. The idea was about a red room where one would have found together a clown‐nose, a Coca‐Cola logo, a communist flag… paying attention about underlining contrasts associated to these symbols. And then the French flag, where red stands together with white and blue, popped up to my mind. There we see that sometimes colours only make sense together.
It starts with the questions: Could we present colours as a whole – including the ways they connect to one another? Does it make sense to consider these cultural examples without the scientific approach of colours?
Soon, Natacha was dreaming of a place that would allow a sensorial, intellectual, interactive and puzzling approach.
A first stone, a virtual space to get news about the project and to exchange ideas.
This is the story of a slightly crazy idea which is actually not new. It is the adventure of a Museum of Colours. It is the challenge of crossing disciplines which study and use colours, in a space which will present the diversified knowledge linked to them.
Out of measure, exciting, multidisciplinary; in gestation, with passion, for an international calling; talk about, support, co-create.