10 Feb - 05 Apr 2007
Galleria Continua’s current “black and white” exhibition, featuring Daniel Buren, Loris Cecchini, Carlos Garaicoa, Kendell Geers, Nedko Solakov, Anish Kapoor, Sabrina Mezzaqui, Lu Qing, Luca Pancrazzi, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Serse and Pascale Marthine Tayou begins on February 10th 2007 (6-8pm).
When we muse upon the intriguing possibilities of colour in art, there are two conclusions that can be drawn: that black is the true absence of colour and white is the visual result of all colours combined. The purity of this contrast, in its capacity to explore the nature of colour and also of binaries inspires the upcoming show “One Colour”, which all participating artists’ artworks are black, white or a careful and balanced combination of the two.
The expressive power of black and white has been long documented: whether through photography, pencil sketches or black vinyl installations. These “non-colours” are evocative of a myriad of feelings and emotions; Black and white as “colours” stand in a category all on its own; it has all, and perhaps more expressive power than all the vivid colours of the spectrum.
Galleria Continua’s “One Colour” exhibition explores the vibrant diversity amongst artists from all over the world with the simplicity and minimalism of black and white. The austerity of black and white contrasts with the kitschy and over-saturated colours of everyday life.
Featuring artists from France, Italy, Spain, Cuba, South Africa, Belgium, Bulgaria, India and of course, China, Galleria Continua will further exercise its effort to promote renowned international art in China.