Is this colour? (On now)

 “Just as a word first becomes clear in conjunction with other words,
the individual colours first get their meaning in the context of other colours.”
Johannes Itten 1960

Group exhibition (ON NOW)
11 May – 23 June 2019 at The Round Tower in Copenhagen.

A questioning play about sensation and development and our understanding of textile design now and in the future. This is what meets the guests at the exhibition “Is This Colour?” in the Round Tower’s Library Hall. Colours communicate immediately to us and affect our mood and actions. KONTEMPO, an association of textile designers, has invited all artistic professions to exhibit new works that examine the question “Is This Colour?”. The works range from the colourful and expressive to the conceptual and subtle, and the exhibition includes guided tours, talks and a catalogue – more at

Birgitte Lund, Maud Jarnoux, Siff Pristed + Nina Born, Signe Emdal, Kitt Dusinia, Maria Viftrup, Laura Kirk + Mirja Laugesen, Monica Ruben Eikers, Louise Hedegaard Madsen, Pernille Snedker Hansen, Sara Martinsen, Anne Damgaard, Louise Sass, Petrucha Sehested, Henning Larsen, Graphic Design, Charlotte Østergaard, Bitten Hegelund, Ida Blichfeld, Lise Munksgaard, Pia Jensen, Anne Nowak, Stine Skytte, Iben Birch Bech, Eva Fly.

KONTEMPO, an association of textile designers, invites all artistic professionals to exhibit new works based on the question: Is this colour? An exhibition series based on artistic dialogue The exhibition series IS THIS… ? is built around a question. IS THIS COLOUR? is the third exhibition in this concept, the first two exhibitions asked: IS THIS TEXTILE? (2016) and IS THIS KNIT? (2017). With the exhibition IS THIS COLOUR? KONTEMPO, invites all artistic professionals to exhibit new work based on the question: Is this colour? Although everything can be said to have a colour, KONTEMPO wants the openness of the question can stimulate a new and free dialogue.

Colour communicates immediately with us – regardless of professional prerequisites. Our mutual relationship, contrasts and shades and the interaction with light. They affect our mood and actions, and across artistic subjects, it is a common area of interest. Visitors to the exhibition are invited to a questioning game about sensation, development and how to understand textile design now and in the future. By focusing on colour, KONTEMEMPO wants to challenge our view and perception of colour concerning textiles now and in the future.In connection with the exhibition IS THIS COLOUR? There will be guided tours in the exhibition with selected artists showing their works. In addition to being able to discover many different works related to colour, there is an opportunity to acquire a catalogue about the exhibition and a pair of specially designed IS THIS COLOUR? socks.

The jury panel consists of Stine Find Osther, Louise Campbell and Charlotte Jul.


Founded in 2015 KONTEMPO board members are: Elisabeth Kiss, Marie Hugsted, Kristine Mandsberg, Rikke H. Bjerg, Marlene Klok, Laura Kirk, Ellinor Ericsson, Signe Møller Jensen.

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