Emotions are associated with colours. They are used for communication, direct our perception, influence space and temperature and can convey symbolism, but we rarely think about them. In art, colours are to be understood primarily as a means of expression in painting. But is that all?
The role colours play in the work of artists can vary widely. If Yves Klein wanted to dematerialize his works by using the International Klein Blue he developed with chemists, then in the pictures of the Leipzig painter Hartwig Ebersbach they are the material of expressive gestures and excessive energy. In the foyer of the museum, visitors can already experience the changing power of colours. The Parisian artist Christophe Cuzin realized "Un léger décalage - A slight shift" there. With its coloured walls, the room has a new presence in the art museum. The exhibition combines a large number of international positions in contemporary art. In addition to painting, the exhibition shows sculptures, installations, works of light, films and projections.
Dieter Balzer, Horst Bartnig, David Batchelor, Enrico Castellani, John McCracken, Christophe Cuzin, Ruprecht Dreher, Hartwig Ebersbach, William Eggleston, Johannes Esper, Rupprecht Geiger, Hermann Glöckner, Matthias Hoch, Rashid Johnson, Rolf Julius, Jean-Yves Klein, Yves Klein, Wieland Krause, Hans-Wulf Kunze, Andrea Loux, Ingo Meller, Maurizio Nannucci, Ursula Neugebauer, William Pope.L, Bridget Riley, Thomas Ruff, Jochen Seidel, John Smith, Keith Sonnier, Reinhard Stangl, Annelies Štrba, Beat Streuli, Niele Toroni, Timm Ulrichs, Thomas Virnich
A noir, E blanc, I rouge, U vert, O bleu ... - FARBEN
Edited by Annegret Laabs and Uwe Gellner, 2007
Texts germ./engl.: With Interviews with Dieter Balzer, Horst Bartnig, David Batchelor, Enrico Castellani, Christophe Cuzin, Hartwig Ebersbach, William Eggleston, Rupprecht Geiger, Matthias Hoch, Rashid Johnson, Rolf Julius, Jean-Yves Klein, Yves Klein, John McCracken, Maurizio Nannucci, Ursula Neugebauer, William Pope.L, Bridget Riley, John Smith, Keith Sonnier, Niele Toroni, Timm Ulrichs, Thomas Virnich and more
168 p., numerous illustrations, Softcover
Bielefeld, Kerber Verlag