Living in Colour – Colour and Paint in the Modern Interior and Related Restoration Practices

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CONFERENCE & WORKSHOPS | 3-6.12.2019 | University of Antwerp

The International Specialist Committee on Interior Design (ISC/ID) of DOCOMOMO International – in collaboration with the Faculty of Design Sciences, University of Antwerp – wishes to address the topic of colour and paint applications in Modern Movement interiors and related environments.

The three-day program of Living in Colour consists of two workshops followed by the conference presenting in-depth studies which will elaborate on the aforementioned topics. The closing event will be the opening ceremony of the exhibition Living in Colour. Common Ground between Visual Arts and Interior Architecture (December 5 – 21, 2019) – organized by the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp and the Faculty of Design Sciences, University of Antwerp – presenting twelve ‘encounters’ between visual arts and interior architecture, supplemented with a visiting tour in Antwerp. The encounters illustrate the interactions between both disciplines through colour, based on the relationships between space, objects, furniture, art works, etc. A number of original iconographic material from archives, museums and private collections, as well as furniture objects, will be displayed here for the first time.

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WORKSHOPS 3-4.12.2019

– Workshop 1 (2 days): Inside. Experimenting with Polychromy of Interior Room (introduction by Maria ZURBUCHEN-HENZ)
– Workshop 2 (2 days): Reconstructing an Interior in the Era of Digitalising. The UNESCO Press Room from 1958 by Gerrit Rietveld as a Case Study (Introduction by Tijm LANJOUW and Santje PANDER)

CONFERENCE 05.12.2019

9.15 Welcome
Prof. Dr. Inge Bertels, Vice-Dean Faculty of Design Sciences
Prof. Dr. Els De Vos, Faculty of Design Sciences
Dr. Zsuzsanna Böröcz, Chair ISC-ID Docomomo International, University of Antwerp, KU Leuven
9.30 0
Key-Note Lecture: Inside Outside. Le Corbusier and Architectural Polychromy

Maria ZURBUCHEN-HENZ, Haus der Farbe Zürich, M+B Zurbuchen-Henz Architects Lausanne
10.30 0
The Aubette as a case for new research. The colour schemes by Theo van Doesburg in 2019

Mariël POLMAN, Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands
Nele BERGMANS, Caruso St. John Architects
11.30 0
Coffee break
12.00 0
Interior Colour Schemes of Huib Hoste Revealed: between Archival Sources and on Site Research

Ann VERDONCK, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)/Fenikx
13.00 0
Lunch break
14.00 0
3D modelling and colour simulation as a tool to evaluate reconstruction possibilities of Rietveld’s UNESCO Press Room (1958)

Tijm LANJOUW, University of Amsterdam
Santje PANDER, University of Amsterdam
15.00 0
The Peeters’ House, 1932-33, by Gaston Eysselinck, Restauration of the Colour Concept in Research and in Practice

Yves DE BONDT, architect Antwerp
16.00 0
Coffee break
16.30 0
Final/Panel Discussion

17.15 0
Introduction to the exhibition Living in Colour. Common Ground between Visual Arts and Interior Architecture
Els DE VOS, University of Antwerp
18.00 0
Opening exhibition Living in Colour. Common Ground Between Visual Arts and Interior Architecture (5-21 December)

In the Lange Zaal, Ground Floor Faculty of Design Sciences/Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Campus Mutsaard
19.00 Closing event: reception-coming together

EXCURSION (Antwerp) 06.12.2019

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