emanuelle moureaux designer/architect

Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art & Design (Japan)

As the world's first museum bringing Art and Design together, Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art & Design has opened in August, 2017 in Toyama, Japan. The opening ceremony exhibition Part 2 "Art and Design, dialogue with materials" was held to introduce different characteristics and attractiveness of materials such as wood, metal and new forefront materials, shaped into various forms by artists and designers. In this exhibition, French architect/designer Emmanuelle Moureaux (1971)has worked with paper to show the beauty and possibility of paper as a material.

The sensory element "color", and the mathematical element "time". The installation "COLOR OF TIME" superimposes these two elements, to visualize and make one feel the flow of time. The first day of the exhibition, the sky of Toyama City on November 16, 2017. From the sunrise at 06:30, the color transitions through a total of 799 minutes, passing 18:11 astronomical twilight to 19:49, when the color disappears into blackness. This flow of time is perceived through the transitional journey through 100 shades of colors.

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