On March 22nd, the New York-basedÂ Tauba Auerbach will be putting her paintings on display at the unique contemporary art institution – WIELSÂ – in Belgium. Tetrachromat, which opened atÂ Bergern Kunsthall in Norway in 2011 (covered), traveled to MalmĂ¶ Konsthall in Sweden in 2012, will now soon be on view at the Wiels Contemporary Art Center. Fans of the fold paintings from the rapidly ascending art star should head over to see these stunning pieces in person if they happen to be in Brussels through June 2nd.
“The title of the exhibition plays on the notion of ‘tetrachromatic’ vision. People normally perceive the world around them trichromatically (in three colours). Humans have three types of receptor for the perception of colour with varying sensitivities: red, green and blue. A new theory exists that there may be a small percentage of people (only women) who have a fourth colour receptor, which makes them ‘tetrachromatic’. In order to play on such ideas of a fourth component which, if it could be proven, would radically change our view of the world, Auerbach employs two analogies in this exhibition â€“ the spatial (the idea of a fourth dimension) and the spectral (a fourth colour spectrum).”
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