The Red Room by Hiromi Tango at Sydney Contemporary

By Penny Craswell

Multi-media artist Hiromi Tango invited reflection on our emotional responses to the colour red in a striking installation for kids (and adults) at Sydney Contemporary recently. Called The Red Room, the work lived up to its name, built as a small room filled with red, within the large expanse of the art fair at Carriageworks in Sydney.

Hiromi Tango in The Red Room at Sydney Contemporary. Image courtesy Hiromi Tango

As well as featuring red walls, the space was filled with red objects made by Hiromi and her team, as well as by visitors to the space who were provided with red materials, paper and crocheted flowers to add to the artwork. Larger items in the space included red light sculptures that illuminated the surrounds and a red hanging chair, encouraging you to climb over and into the installation itself and rest for a moment. Read more

Video: ‘Dwelling Installation’ by Dutch artist  Krijn de Koning

Video: ‘Dwelling Installation’ by Dutch artist Krijn de Koning

Too much dreary black and white in your life? This lovely short video features ‘Dwelling Installation’ by Krijn de Koning, a Dutch artist invited by Turner Contemporary to create two works in different locations in Folkestone as part of the Summer of Colour Festival. Thanks to Phaidon for the tip-off on this one (I’m doing some copy-editing on a new architecture book for them).