Living in Colour poster

Living in Colour. A Common Ground Between Visual Arts and Interior Architecture

UNIVERSITY OF ANTWERP
06.12 - 19.12.19

The exhibition displays a series of interdisciplinary encounters between the visual arts and interior architecture. It pays a particular attention to the activities in Antwerp, the educations at the Royal Antwerp Academy of Fine Arts and the education of interior architecture at the National Higher Institute for Architecture and Urbanism in the period 1956 till 1979. Despite their institutional separation in 1946, both educations continued to share educators and interests. Notions of rhythm, light, materiality and colour were common grounds. Colour was – and is - an important aspect that specifically connects both disciplines.

Dwelling and home cultures were central themes in post-war discourses on domestic interior architecture. For this reason Living in Colour focuses on domestic interiors and interior objects and exhibits work designed by artists, architects, interior architects and designers, often also teachers. 

Lange Zaal, Venusstraat 36, Antwerp