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Hervé Tullet: Shape and Color
Play, Create, Participate

Friday, June 25, 2021
Sunday, September 12, 2021

Albright-Knox Northland

For artist, performer, and beloved children’s book author Hervé Tullet (French, born 1958), artmaking is fundamentally a collaboration in which “viewers” become participants and creativity is for everyone. Each artwork in Shape and Color, the artist’s largest installation to date, will represent the contributions of many hands, including those of visitors to Albright-Knox Northland during the exhibition. As co-creators, members of the public will be invited to contribute their own versions of Tullet’s deceptively simple yet undeniably joyous visual language of primary-colored lines and shapes to the paper from which Tullet will craft the body of the installation.

As the lines between artist and viewer, exhibition and production are blurred, so too are those between museum and studio, transforming Albright-Knox Northland into a radically interactive experience. Tullet encourages visitors of all ages and all artmaking abilities to add their own playful creations to the ever-expanding exhibition, unleashing their creativity as empowered members of a collaborative community.

This exhibition is organized by Curator of Public Art Aaron Ott.

Admission to Albright-Knox Northland is always Pay What You Wish.

Exhibition Sponsors

Hervé Tullet: Shape and Color was made possible through the generosity of Mrs. Ralph C. Wilson, Jr., and Mr. Robert M. Carey.

The Albright-Knox’s exhibition program is generously supported by The Seymour H. Knox Foundation, Inc.

Albright-Knox Northland Sponsor

Albright-Knox Northland is supported by M&T Bank.

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