This presentation will address the use of color and its function in the exhibition space. It will ask what role wall colour, and colour more broadly, has had in the making of exhibitions, why certain colours are used more frequently than others, and how these questions relate to changing tastes, visual appetites and values attributed to both colours and art.
Melanie Bühler is the curator contemporary art at the Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem (NL) since 2018. Prior to this, she worked as an independent curator. Recent exhibitions include Noise! Frans Hals, Otherwise (Frans Hals Museum, 2018), Photography Today: Private Public Relations (Pinakothek der Moderne, 2017), and Inflected Objects – an exhibition series at Future Gallery, Berlin; De Hallen Haarlem (both 2016) and Swiss Institute Milan (2015). She is the founder and curator of Lunch Bytes (2010-2015) — a project on digital art and culture for which she collaborated with Art Basel; CCA, Glasgow; ICA, London; and Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. a.o. She is the editor of No Internet, No Art (Onomatopee 2015), co-edited The Transhistorical Museum (Valiz, 2018) and her writings have appeared in various exhibition catalogues. She contributed a series of texts on photography and digital culture to Fotomuseum Winterthur’s research platform Still Searching and has written for Metropolis M and Mousse Magazine.