Breathing Colour by Hella Jongerius, Nationalmuseum, Stockholm

Södra Blasieholmshamnen 2, Stockholm, Sweden

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 10:00 to Sunday, March 1, 2020 - 17:00

Drawing on 15 years of research, acclaimed designer Hella Jongerius presents Breathing Colour, an installation-based exhibition that takes a deeper look at how colour behaves. The show features a diverse collection of specially commissioned objects, exploring the effects that light conditions have upon our perception of colour and form. Jongerius’ research has been inspired by a wide range of sources, including celebrated painters, who recognised and recorded how light affects objects and landscapes. For example, Monet painted the same haystack over and over to document the different colours and atmospheres at different times of the day.

Breathing Colour is an exhibition that blurs the boundaries between art and design. It combines intriguing shapes and extensive research; and it questions our preconceptions of colour, showcasing its imperfection and versatility.

Södra Blasieholmshamnen 2, Stockholm, 11148