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Van Eyck’s Colours in Design

An exhibition about the innovative use of colour, linking the past and present with each other.

What is the origin of colour? How do you create colour? What is the impact of colour? In honour of the Year of Van Eyck in Ghent, the museum is hosting a large exhibition on the innovative and diverse use of colour. The exhibition starts from the unprecedented hues of Jan van Eyck and illustrates the significance of colour to contemporary designers.

Stroll through the 8 colour groups of Van Eyck in a pigment walk. Over 100 design pieces demonstrate how light, matter and patterns have their effect on colour. You walk along inspiring colour experiments in product and textile design, ceramics and glass art. In a number of research projects, designers are examining how they can influence colour and which effect colour has on us.

Experience the power of colour for yourself in the experience rooms. Eleven designers were each allocated a room to work on the theme of colour and the senses: they let you perceive, taste and hear colour. The specially developed rooms unleash a spectrum of experiences on visitors great and small.

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The exhibition is a coproduction with lille3000 as part of Lille Métropole 2020 World Design Capital. Colors, etc. is on display in Tripostal.
Curator: Siegrid Demyttenaere together with Sofie Lachaert [pigment walk].

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    Lights on Van Eyck

    Lights on Van Eyck is a unique light & sound experience and a tribute to Flemish Master Jan van Eyck! From June 2020 till June 2021, St-Nicholas’ Church in Ghent is the place to be for everyone who enjoys a unique mix of multimedia art, music and projections! The digital and musical interpretation of Van Eyck’s The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb spans a total of 25 minutes, leaving each visitor with a sense of marvel and surprise. Your entrance ticket of Kleureyck gives a 10% discount when visiting Lights on Van Eyck.

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    Rederij De Gentenaer / Gent Watertoerist

    Enjoy Ghent from its rivers by boat in combination with a visit to Kleureyck. Your reduced combination ticket is € 15 per person instead of € 18. Tickets for sale on the museum website and the ticket office of the boats.

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    Colourful Fun

    Between 6 – 12 years old? Explore the exhibition with the Colourful Fun booklet and learn all about colour! What does your favourite colour look like, what are hot and cold colours and who builds the tallest colour tower? At the end of the quest you’ll be a real colour expert!

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  • DING Vitrine

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    Graduation (2.10.2020 - 26.10.2020)

    Grad(u)ation in DING Vitrine (Drabstraat 2) unfolds a curated selection of colourful projects by this year’s graduates from KASK and LUCA School of Arts Ghent in the frame of Kleureyck. The presentation highlights diverse projects covering a wide range of styles, mediums and topics, which all have a strong affinity with colour. Explore the works of a new wave of artists and designers with different backgrounds who are ready to embark on the next step in their creative adventure.

    Works by:

    1. Inessa Dobbelaere (Master Textile Design, LUCA)
    2. Chris Hoeben (Master Fine Arts, KASK)
    3. Charlotte Hennion (Master Graphic Design, LUCA)
    4. Evie Ellen Lippens (Master Photography, KASK)
    5. Benjamin Mengistu Navet (Master Textile Design, KASK)
    6. Issa Mushidi (Master Textile Design, LUCA)
    7. Vicente Sampaio (Master Autonomous Design, KASK)
    8. Sofie Steegen (Master Fine Arts, LUCA)
    9. Indre Svirplyte (Master Illustration, LUCA)
    10. Robin Verslegers (Master Autonomous Design, KASK)
    11. Camille Willemart (Bachelor Textile Design, KASK)

    Curated by Siegrid Demyttenaere, Ministry of Makers and Design Museum Gent.

    Ymke Van Steenbrugge (20.07.2020 – 28.09.2020)

    As part of Kleureyck, the installation Colour + Perspective by the Ghent designer Ymke Vansteenbrugge is on show at DING Vitrine (Drabstraat 2). With a background in both graphic design and textile design, Vansteenbrugge creates magical compositions that explore the spatial effect of colour and textile. Her textile designs are more than a two-dimensional piece of fabric. Through colour fading, the play of light, the confrontation of different textures or the addition of movement, they engage in a dialogue with the space and are given a third perspective. For her installation in DING Vitrine, Ymke was inspired by the depth of colour and the sense of perspective in the tableaux of Jan van Eyck.

    Curated by Ministry of Makers and Design Museum Gent.

  • Partaking designers & artists

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    Nick Verstand, Patricia Domingues, Judith Seng, Pinaffo Pluvinage, Studio RENS, mischer'traxler, Les Monseigneurs, KASK Biolab, Pepa Ivanova, Tim Theo Deceuninck, Joanna Reuse, Studio Plastique, Marente van der Valk, De Onkruidenier, Céline Pelcé, atelier Haegeman Temmerman, Carlo Lorenzetti, Voukenas Petrides, Wouter Hoste, Juliette Clovis, Théophile Blandet, Lukas Wegwerth, Michael Eden, Jeroen Wand, Unfold, David Huycke, Don Yaw Kwaning, Julien Carretero, Tinus Vermeersch, Touche-Touche, Oscar Zieta, Wim Goes, Tamara Van San, Lizan Freijsen, Barbara Nanning, Faye Toogood, OrtaMiklos, Michael Johansson, Mieke Groot, Studio Truly Truly, Francesco Balzano, Muller Van Severen, Sabine Marcelis & Brit van Nerven, Thomas Trum, Studio Wieki Somers, Daan Veerman, Max Lamb, buro BELÉN, Andrés Reisinger, Anna Aagard Jensen, Ying Chang, Marie Filippa Janssen, Lionel Jadot, Audrey Large, Ettore Sottsass, Konstantin Grcic, Anton Alvarez, DWA Design Studio, Eelko Moorer, Glithero, Studio Maarten De Ceulaer, nendo, Odd Matter, Ward Wijnant, Antonino Spoto, David Bielander, Anne Marie Laureys Ceramics, Johannes Nagel, architecten de vylder vinck tailleu, Messgewand, Gizela Sabokova, Sophie Rowley, Bela Silva, Brecht Wright Gander, Studio Floris Wubben, Sam Orlando Miller, Schimmel & Schweikle, Sigve Knutson, Studio Anne Holtrop, Alissa Volchkova, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Studio Nucleo, Koos Breen, Jólan van der Wiel, Frantisek Vizner, Magdalene Odundo, Marcin Rusak Studio, Marlène Huissoud, Nel Verbeke, OS & OOS, Renato Nicolodi, Morten Klitgaard, Wieki Somers, Borek Sipek, Tjok Dessauvage, Roxane Lahidji, Robin Vermeersch, Chris Schanck, Ann Carrington, Aliki van der Kruijs, Elena Gileva, Germans Ermičs, James Shaw, Klaas Rommelaere, Patricia Urquiola, Richard Hutten, Saar Scheerlings, Dirk Vander Kooij, Studio Minale-Maeda, Study O Portable, Alissa + Nienke, Cécile Feilchenfeldt, Stéphane Mouflette, atelier lachaert dhanis, Tanya Long, Wonmin Park, Atelier NL, Caroline Cotto, Simone Doesburg, Studio Nienke Hoogvliet, Hella Jongerius, Navine G. Khan-Dossos, Lucas Maassen, Studio Maarten Kolk & Guus Kusters, Fernando Laposse, Christien Meindertsma, Studio ThusThat, Jordan Söderberg, Alissa+Nienke, Anish Kapoor, Asif Khan, Wang & Soderstrom, BRENDI Wedinger, Zeitguised, Foam Studio, Six n Five, Thorsten Brinkman