‘Kó (Showing Primary Colors in Kombai), 1995 by #RoyVillevoye
is one of the #keydutchartworks
at #MuseumdeFundatie #Fundatie #Zwolle
Roy Villevoye’s series Kó (Showing Primary Colors in Kombai) consists of three photographs which jointly comprise a panoramic view of a #jungle
. In each of the photographs two #Kombai
tribesmen, surrounded by the jungle of Papua New Guinea, are holding up a large sheet of paper representing a primary color. These are not the classic #primarycolors
(red, yellow and blue) but magenta, cyan and yellow – the colors with which the prints are made, and which do not occur in nature. This lends an odd sort of tension to the whole: everything in these photographs – the trees, the lush growth, the men – exudes nature, causing the sheets of color to have the appearance of aliens who have just arrived from a different, harsh, artificial world. But wait a minute... That world, that nature is in fact conveyed to us as a printed photograph consisting of... magenta, cyan and yellow. The Papuans are therefore holding, as it were, the building blocks with which they themselves have been constructed. Does Villevoye wish to imply that, despite the initial impression that these are two entirely different worlds, they actually cannot do without each other?
#photography #photos #Villevoye @hansdhj #curator #exhibition #Vrijheid #dutchart #contemporaryart #blueredyellow