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Inauguration of the kyaneos exhibition | What colour is blue?

11 May / 03 Jun from 19:00 to 23:00
Cloisters

The inauguration of kyaneos exhibition by Anabela Mota will take place on the 11th of May, at 19.00, in the ISEG Cloisters.

The exhibition will be open on the 11th, 12th, and 13th May in the Noble Hall, and in the Cloisters up until the 3rd of June.

About the exhibition:

It is well known that learning the name of something gives us a certain power, as we can mention it regardless of its actual presence. However, it can also be said that art shows us the instability of this mechanism, inviting us to understand the gap between a sign and what it evokes. It is through such an exercise of estrangement of language and also of visualness that Anabela Mota shows us what colour is blue in this exhibition entitled Kyaneos. Only with difficulty can we translate the word kyaneos as being dark blue, which originates in Greek antiquity, from which is derived the word cyan, which gives rise to the naming of the shade of blue that constitutes one of the three subtractive primary colours (…). Learn more about this exhibition in Sara Belo’s text HERE.