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Focusing on a colour

Unsettling Green

Focusing on a colour

22 May – 14 August 2016, Marta Herford (Lippold Gallery, 1st floor)

Opening: Sunday, 22 May, at 11:30 am

“Painting in green is a challenge.” (Thomas Huber) Green is a symbol of hope, healing and fertility – but also jealousy, greed and poison.

What happens when we see green – instead of, for example, red? In this first exhibition on a “disturbing” colour, its topicality, its contemporary functions and meanings are at the centre of an extremely exciting presentation. Different aspects and interconnections are presented in painting, installations and video, giving rise to a lively panorama of the contemporary relevance or a colour which is as everyday as it is irritating.


Bernhard Blume, Michaël Borremans, Michał Budny, Julia Bünnagel, Aaron van Erp, Alan Ebnother, Ceal Floyer, Parastou Forouhar, Vlatka Horvat, Thomas Huber, Studio Job, Jérôme Leuba, Bärbel Messmann, Michael Najjar, Christopher Roth, Kai Schiemenz, Günter Umberg, Julie Verhoeven, Martin Walde, Johannes Wohnseifer, Hongjie Yang, Xu Zhen

Thank you

Many thanks to the Marta Herford Corporate Partners and Corporate Premium Partners for their ongoing support of our program.

Thomas Huber: AH-AH, 2010, Öl auf Leinwand

Thomas Huber: AH-AH, 2010, oil on canvas, private collection (photo: Cordia Schlegelmilch, © VG Bild Kunst Bonn 2015)

Studio Job: Centerpiece, Oxidized, 2003

Studio Job: Centerpiece. Oxidized, 2003, aeruginous bronze, private collection (photo: R. Kot)

Parastou Forouhar: Grün ist mein Name, 2007, Digitale Zeichnung

Parastou Forouhar: Grün ist mein Name, 2007, digital drawing

Xu Zhen: Physique of Consciousness, 2011, Video  (Still)

Xu Zhen: Physique of Consciousness, 2011, video (still)