Starting from... Pink

Exhibition, Hall cases, 11 September 2009 to 17 January 2010

Architectural engagement with colour involves its physical materiality as well as its atmospheric and psychological aspects. This hall-case display features photographs, renderings, and colour tools from the CCA collection that represent, communicate, and imagine colour for architecture—with a particular emphasis on the hue of pink.

Pink is a chromatic anomaly. As a non-spectrum colour it claims a singular identity, yet is technically a gradation of red. Following the fil rouge of pink through the CCA collection, among its many architectural expressions were found: powder-pink interiors, blue-rose exteriors, chiffon-peach atmospheres, fleshy pink sections, pink-themed memos, polychrome-pink wallpaper, Miami-pink excavations, blush gradations on exhibition wall fragments, fuchsia notations, subversive pink metaphors, coral seating, artificial pink creatures, pink formulas, and pink palettes.

Starting from… is a series that explores current publications on architecture and highlights materials in the CCA collection.

This project is the result of a conversation between Meredith Carruthers (Coordinator, Programs), Shannon Harvey (Coordinator, Programs), Alexis Sornin (Head, Study Centre), with ideas contributed by Steffen Boddeker (Director, Communications), Louise Désy (Curator, Photographs), Pierre Édouard Latouche (Assistant Curator, Collections), Sarah Mitchell (Interim Head, CCA Bookstore), Howard Shubert (Curator, Prints and Drawings).

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