Pantone 2021 Colours Of The Year – Rijksmuseum Slavery Exhibition Unveiled – ICA Set To Re-Boot

Pantone 2021 Colours Of The Year X 2

Pantone, the company behind the definitive colour charts, has announced their colour (or as in this year) colours of 2021.

PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 are two independent colours that highlight how different elements come together to support one another; best express the mood for Pantone Color of the Year 2021. Practical and rock-solid but at the same time warming and optimistic, the union of PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating is one of strength and positivity. It is a story of colour that encapsulates deeper feelings of thoughtfulness with the promise of something sunny and friendly.

A message of happiness supported by grit, the combination of PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating is aspirational and gives us hope. We need to feel that everything is going to get brighter – this is essential to the human spirit.

As people look for ways to fortify themselves with energy, clarity, and hope to overcome the continuing uncertainty, spirited and encouraging shades satisfy our quest for vitality. PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating is a bright and cheerful yellow sparkling with vivacity, a warming yellow hue imbued with solar power. PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray is emblematic of solid and dependable elements which are everlasting and provide a firm foundation. The colours of pebbles on the beach and natural elements whose weathered appearance highlights an ability to stand the test of time, Ultimate Gray quietly assures, encouraging feelings of composure, steadiness and resilience.

Rijksmuseum Slavery Exhibition

Rijksmuseum Slavery Exhibition

The Netherlands Comes To Terms With Slavery Past In Rijksmuseum Exhibition 

Rijksmuseum, the national museum of arts and history of the Netherlands, will stage its first-ever major exhibition dedicated to the subject of slavery from 12 February to 30 May 2021.

Slavery is inextricably bound up with Dutch history. It is the first time stories of the slave trade across the Atlantic, and the Indian Oceans are told together in one exhibition in the Netherlands. Ten true stories

explore the 250-year colonial period when people were made into property and objects to be recorded in accounts. The exhibition highlights the lives of ten people who lived at the time. They each tell their own story: about living in slavery or taking advantage of it, about resistance and – ultimately – freedom. The exhibition centres around personal stories about enslaved people and slave owners, people who resisted, and people who were brought to the Netherlands in slavery. What were their lives like? What was their attitude to the system of slavery? Were they able to make their own decisions?

The exhibition will include objects from national and international museums, archives and private collections like the Nationaal Museum Voor Wereldculturen, British Museum, National Gallery of Denmark, Iziko Museums of South Africa, St Eustatius Historical Foundation, National Archeological Anthropological Memory Management (NAAM) in Curaçao, the National Archives of South Africa, Indonesia and the Netherlands and private collections in Sint Eustatius, Suriname, the Netherlands.

ICA London

ICA London

ICA Set To Re-Boot In Early 2021

The ICA London is set to re-open in early 2021 after a hiatus of nearly a year, a spokesperson has revealed.

“We have worked hard to ensure that the ICA is a Covid-safe venue, and have followed all the safety and hygiene measures set out in the latest government directives to make our building as safe as possible. It should go without saying that to everyone here at the ICA, the health and safety of our visitors and staff are of paramount importance.”

The ICA has kept the institution alive online, and members get FREE access to Cinema 3 online. Their new programme will include Turner Prize-nominated collective Forensic Architecture’s analysis of the shooting of Mark Duggan.

Thank you for your patience and support during this challenging year. We can’t wait to see you again.

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