Led by DCA’s Exhibitions team, In the Evening There is Feeling is DCA’s reading and listening group. It takes its name from Gertrude Stein’s 1914 book Tender Buttons and focuses, in an informal and welcoming way, on texts from the worlds of art and literature, and selected musical works.
For this session as part of RACHEL EULENA WILLIAMS’ [https://www.dca.org.uk/whats-on/event/rachel-eulena-williams] exhibition at DCA, we will be considering one of the artist’s selected books – Chromophobia by David Batchelor.
Selected by Williams, the central argument of Chromophobia is that a chromophobic impulse - a fear of corruption or contamination through colour - lurks within much Western cultural and intellectual thought. This is apparent in the many attempts to purge colour from art, literature and architecture, either by making it the property of some foreign body or by relegating it to the realm of the superficial. Batchelor seeks to go beyond the limits of earlier studies, analysing the motivations behind chromophobia and considering the work of writers and artists who have been prepared to look at colour as a positive value.
Digital copies of selected excerpts from the book will be sent out to all participants after they have booked a place.
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