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The colours of Berlin will present a multidisciplinary exhibition gathering the symbolical, natural, artistic and functional colours of the city. We want to show that Berlin is not grey and dull but bright and colourful.

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 If one tends to have quite a grey and drab image of Berlin, the German capital city represents however a privileged place to appreciate colours. Cultivating its cosmopolitan identity for centuries, Berlin actually constitutes a migratory and cultural crossing point of Europe, gathering various influences. 
 Composing an exhibition about the colours of Berlin suggests to study in parallel the presence of colours in the city, but also the ways that led them until here. Present in historical contexts through architecture, artistic movements or green spaces, we also find them from urban furnitures to street art and public transportations. This multidisciplinary exhibition made of various supports will allow underlining the relevancy of the Berliner territory. 
 In this exhibition, we will show to what extent the heritage of European cultures such as their contemporary influence are present through the colours of Berlin. The red thread will bring the visitor from the symbolical colours of Berlin such as flags, to functional colours that facilitate the reading of a modern city, but also cultural and artistic colours that compose the chromatic palette of the city, underlining different features of its identity. 

 We plan to realise this exhibition during the year 2016. 

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 Si l'image que l'on a de Berlin est plutôt grise et terne, la capitale allemande représente cependant un lieu privilégié pour apprécier les couleurs. Cultivant son identité cosmopolite depuis des siècles, Berlin constitue un carrefour migratoire et culturel au coeur de l'Europe et de ses influences. 

 Concevoir une exposition sur les couleurs de Berlin implique d'étudier en parallèle la présence des couleurs dans la ville, mais également les chemins les ayant menées ici. Présentes de manière historique à travers l'architecture, certains mouvements artistiques ou les espaces verts, nous les retrouvons sur le mobilier urbain, via le street art ou les transports publics. 

 Dans cette exposition, nous montrerons dans quelle mesure l'héritage des cultures européennes, de même que leur influence contemporaine, sont présentes à travers les couleurs de Berlin. Le fil rouge amènera le visiteur des couleurs symboliques aux couleurs fonctionnelles - qui facilitent la lecture des villes modernes - mais aussi les couleurs artistiques composant le nuancier de la ville, tout en soulignant certaines facettes de son identité. 

 Nous prévoyons de réaliser cette exposition au cours de l'année 2016. 

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