The German language engages the term Farbe for both the phenomena of colour and for the material of paint. In contrast, the English language differentiates between colour and paint. Among artists and art historians there have been serious discussions, as to when a painting becomes an object or is sculpture. The transition between these viewpoints can be very stimulating and expanding. Juxtapositions are a very important aspect in this exhibition curated by Christoph Dahlhausen. Dialogues between works make the combination of these different artistic positions vibrant and the viewers to this exhibition experience a special adventure.
Our cordial thanks go to the lenders who have contributed artwork for the exhibitions in New Zealand, namely: The Art Lover Collection, Christchurch; Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu; Two Rooms Gallery, Auckland, Quita & Graeme McNally, Christchurch; Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch and Fox Jensen McCrory Gallery, Auckland.