Curators Reveal Their Favorite Wall Colors for Showing Art by Laura Raicovich via Hyperallergic

Curators Reveal Their Favorite Wall Colors for Showing Art

Nine curators share their favorite wall colors β€” 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)

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EXCERPT: β€œWhen looking at art, we’re often influenced by the intangible parts of our surroundings β€” 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

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