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RVB - Rouge Stephen King Vert Véronèse Bleu Maggie Nelson

RGB [RVB] FOR RED, GREEN, BLUE, THREE EXHIBITIONS IN ONE, THREE PROJECTS DESIGNED AS THREE LAYERS OF A SINGLE IMAGE, INDEPENDENT OF EACH OTHER AND WHICH CREATE SURPRISE AND SHARPEN OUR EYES WHEN SUPERIMPOSED.

Exhibition from Friday April 7 to Sunday September 3, 2023.
Opening on Thursday April 6, 7 p.m., free entry within the limit of available places.

 

How does the eye perceive colour? Additive or subtractive colours, wefts, paint, pigments: alongside a return to the formation of these colours, their social and political roles, we will explore the worlds of three artists to shed aesthetic and emotional light on the whole: Stephen King, Veronese and Maggie Nelson.

 

Red will showcase Stephen King’s various passions for writing, crime and fantasy literature, as well as movies adapted from his works. From Shining to Dead Zone, his cult books, very autobiographical, give pride of place to his childhood fears and joys, much more than one might imagine. They will resonate with creations and symbols related to the colour red, such as the rose, Soviet posters or the LEGO logo.

 

The Veronese Green is the name given to a specific shade of colour, in the reference to the use of green in the paintings of the Italian master of the sixteenth century. Some of the painter’s creations will then be presented, printed in large format for the occasion, putting side by side subjects going through all the complexity of perceptions of green, such as dragons, the video game Zelda or the green screen at the cinema.

 

Finally, the author and poetess Maggie Nelson composed the book Bluets (2009) from the different forms of the obsession she contracted for the blue colour following a breakup. Her text will be cut into fragments and confronted with fifty «blue» images from our collections, from art history and pop culture, to pay tribute to this book, a true ode to melancholy and resilience.

An explosion of colours, stories and images to delight young
and old alike!

 

 

With the présentation of the architect Sara de Gouy’s works and researches about colours.
In partnership with the Leipzig Printing Museum, Germany.
With the support of Citizenkid, Grains de Sel and TCL/Sytral.

 

shining
Scène tirée du film Shining réalisé par Stanley Kubrick en 1980, d’après le livre de Stephen King publié en 1977.
veronese lucretia
Paolo Caliari, dit Véronèse, Lucrèce, 1580-1583, huile sur toile, Musée d’Histoire de l’art de Vienne, Autriche, inv. GG-1561 (reproduction).