Katharina Siegel

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Katharina Siegel


Photography print

110,00 cm x 73,08 cm

Uncut ,Relating to Colour' exhibition at Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.

The photo from the 'Blue' series should have been exhibited in the 'Relating to Colour' exhibition at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam in March 2020. It is a 110,00 cm x 73,08 cm archival pigment print mounted on aluminium. The project is about rethinking something known. It is about the colour blue and its unnatural origin. Blue is used everywhere in commercials, textiles or packaging today. Not so long ago this was not possible, since blue was not producible like other colours. The way we see and experience blue today, is completely different from what it once used to be. In the history of most languages for example blue was formed as the latest colour word because the colour was so seldom, that there was simply no need to have a word for it. Nowadays there are still lots of languages that use the same word for green and blue. Besides that there are rarely blue pigments existing in the world, which means that most things that appear to be blue, are in fact not blue. Blue eyes are a good example for this. You might think the sky or water is blue, but is it really like that? The colour blue is surrounded by lots of misconception and cultural constructs, that form our opinion about it. 'Blue' juxtaposes the artificiality and nature itself.

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