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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.

The exhibition is a coproduction with lille3000 as part of Lille Métropole 2020 World Design Capital. Colors, etc. is on display in Tripostal 09.10.2020 — 03.01.2021.
Curator: Siegrid Demyttenaere together with Sofie Lachaert [pigment walk].

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    Van Eyck. An Optical Revolution

    Until 30 April 2020, the Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent (MSK) is organising Van Eyck. An Optical Revolution. It is the biggest Jan van Eyck exhibition ever seen. Worldwide, there are only some twenty works by this Flemish Master preserved, of which at least half of them are travelling to Ghent. Combine Van Eyck in the MSK with a visit to Kleureyck. Van Eyck’s Colours in Design in Design Museum Gent on a day of your choice from 13.03.2020 onwards.

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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 28.0.2020 till 01.11.2020, 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 at the museum front desk and the ticket office of the boats.

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  • For families

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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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  • 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, Jorden Söderberg, Alissa+Nienke, Anish Kapoor, Asif Khan, Wang & Soderstrom, BRENDI Wedinger, Zeitguised, Foam Studio, Six n Five, Thorsten Brinkman