Curators Reveal Their Favorite Wall Colors for Showing Art
Nine curators share their favorite wall colors — a decision that constructs a sensibility for an exhibition, echoing around the artworks on view by Laura Raicovich. Published via Hyperallergic on May 28, 2019.
The green and yellow in Making of Modern Art , derived from an original plan by Alexander Dorner in the 1930s (photo by Peter Cox)
EXCERPT: “When looking at art, we’re often influenced by the intangible parts of our surroundings — the textures that surround art. Is the floor warm wood or cool concrete? Do the walls seem bright, lending a crisp backdrop to artworks, or are they a dark contrast, creating a void from which art emerges? Wall color is one curatorial decision that constructs a sensibility for an exhibition, echoing around the artworks on view. I wondered if curators had colors they particularly gravitated towards when planning exhibitions and if so, what they were.” -Laura Raicovich