Thursday 23 November 2017, we heard from New York-based architect, educator, and curator Eva Franch for a special In Colour lecture. Franch specialises in the making of alternative architecture histories and futures. She is the Chief Curator and Executive Director of Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York since 2010, and Professor at The Cooper Union School of Architecture. Franch discussed colour in the context of art, design, and politics, looking specifically at colour and ideology.
Eva Franch’s lecture was followed by a Q & A with Professor Sandra Kaji-O’Grady, who has published on the topic of colour and ideology in architecture.
Eva Franch’s visit to Australia was organised by the Institute of Modern Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. She also presented the Lloyd Rees Lecture in Sydney, 22 November.
Seeing in Blak and White; On a Scale of One to 1788 How Authentic Are You? What influence does the collection of historical cultural material in both art and natural history museums have on contemporary Aboriginal art today? How are artists challenging the palette of what is 'acceptable' Aboriginal art?
In this third In Colour lecture, Yorta Yorta woman Kimberley Moulton discusses her experiences researching and curating in international collections and highlight work of South Eastern First Peoples who respond and re-contextualise cultural material in museums. She considers colour in such practices through the lenses of identity, the western art canon, and notions of authenticity.
Listen as Megan Cope discusses about her work, Foundations II, in Material Politics: our current exhibition that features artists who use everyday materials and approaches to explore issues of ecology, inequality, surveillance, and sovereignty.
Cope explored this work, together with a broader discussion of her artistic practice, and the themes that continue to impact her work. This artist talk was opened by IMA Co-Director, Aileen Burns.
This talk is about the relational qualities of colours. Colours as palettes—those marauding squads of socially and culturally recognised hues—which get what they need by working together.
Diana Young discussed some palettes of colour in landscapes, art works and exhibitions to understand what it is colours can do together. This lecture was officially opened by IMA Senior Manager, Madeleine King.