Collecting Colour, by Narayan Khandekar, a publication by ArtEZ Press and Sikkens Foundation, design by Thijs Verbeek
Dr. Narayan Khandekar, distinguished scientist in the field of conservation and colour, will be delivering the Mondrian Lecture in De Doelen Rotterdam on Sunday 26 March. He will be doing so on the occasion of the presentation of the Sikkens Prize to Hella Jongerius. Khandekar is the director of the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, director of the Center for the Technical Study of Modern Art, and head of the Analytical Laboratory of the Harvard Art Museums. His interests lie in the technical study of paintings and painting materials. He has more than sixty publications to his name.
With the Mondrian Lecture, the Sikkens Foundation has been contributing to the debate about the cultural significance of colour since 1979. A specific focus of these lectures is the manner in which art and science approach and consider colour development and colour theory. Piet Mondriaan's name is used primarily by way of a tribute. The link to the painter also expresses the ongoing desire of the Sikkens Foundation to highlight the themes which Mondriaan addressed in his works and his theoretical reflections.
The Mondrian Lecture by Dr. Narayan Khandekar, “Collecting Colour”, is being published by the Sikkens Foundation and ArtEZ Press as a handy publication with 152 pages, 109 images in colour and 4 in black and white. The design is by Thijs Verbeek. Collecting Colour will be available from 26 March. The price is €17.90. The publication can be ordered from the ArtEZ Press webshop.
The lecture and book presentation on 26 March are free but those wishing to attend must register their interest by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.