If you are in Helsinki! I will speak today about my work… and also on Thusday a bit on site at Gallery FAFA for the group show Colour as Material.
Symposium details as follows: Auditorium, Finnish Academy of Fine Art, Helsinki.
Joseph Albers work and Johannes Itten’s colour course at Bauhaus have formed the basis of colour theory teaching in art schools in Europe and USA. The symposium will revisit the thesis of the relativity of colour as proposed by Albers. The exhibition and symposium will aim to extend the thesis of Albers that perception of colour relies upon the relative or contextual by looking at contemporary attitudes to material, the interaction of colour as a material.
How are artists disassembling colour and investigating it today? How the materiality of colour relates to memory and experience? What & how does the colour matter in contemporary art?
This is a part of ongoing collaboration between the Academy of Fine Arts (the Painting study programme and General Studies), the University of Northumbria (NewCastle) and The Slade School of Art , UCL (London).
Symposium 27th March, at 10.00–16.30, Academy of Fine Arts, Auditorium
10.00-11.15 Harald Arnkil “Factual facts and actual facts – colours and reality”
11.15-11.45 Helen Baker “Colour as Material Evidence”
11.45-12.15 Silja Rantanen “Colour Chart as a Statement”
13.15-14.00 Jessica Eaton: “Light and Additive Color”
14.00-14.30. Charles Danby: “Red / Cyan Color Matter”
14.30-14.45 Sue Spark: “Dirt as Material”
15.00-15.30 Lisa Milroy: “Black and Blue”
15.30-16.00 Riikka Stewen: “On Red”
Open forum discussion 28th March at 10.00–13.30, FAFA Gallery
Helen Baker, Stig Baumgartner, Heather Boxall, Charles Danby, Jessica Eaton, Lisa Milroy, Markku Pääkkönen, Sarah Riseborough, Jukka Rusanen, Rachel Sharp, Marie Søndergaard Lolk*, Sue Spark, Estelle Thompson*, Timo Tähkänen, Markus Tuormaa, Jill Wann, Jo Volley*
chair: Tarja Pitkänen-Walter
*presented by artworks only