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20.09—14.11.19    1M³: Interaction of Color, selected by Maria Boto Ordonez Gebouw Pauli (naast kunstenarchief)

In the middle of the 20th century, Josef Albers revolutionized the art world with the publication of his book "Interaction of Color". First published in 1963 by Yale University Press, it contains a limited edition of 150 screen prints, where Albers shows the relativity of color.

Until then, color theory, which was taught as a fundamental part of art education, was limited to static systems of color combinations. Contrary to this approach, Albers questioned this immobility and the separation between physical color and perception by developing a series of exercises in collaboration with his students. During his lessons they explored different aspects of colour behaviour by testing colour combinations, shapes and techniques. These exercises are collected in "Interaction of Color", which was born as an experimental learning tool, became one of the most widely used reference works used in color studies today.

The performance in 1M³ shows some screen prints from the first edition together with other artists' books from the collection of the HoGent School of Arts Art Library. In these books, colour plays a key role and its form and application remind us of the research developed by Josef Albers.

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