The Weight of Colour is an international programme, in Amsterdam, exploring the impact and the value of colour in the world around us. Colour is everywhere and although it is a vital part of our lives and very existence, we tend to take it for granted. The Weight of Colour aims to make palpable the relationship between colour and our everyday world. The Weight of Colour unravels the invisible and forgotten histories of colour in the world we live in, establishing a visible relationship between colours and our designed environment.
Does colour have an expiry date? Do colours live forever? Why do we use colour as a way to measure all that we hold precious? What do the colours in everyday life really mean? To answer these and other questions, The Weight of Colour presents an interdisciplinary progamme of lectures, master classes, films and art in public space hosted by international renowned artists and scholars.