100 colors no.45 ''8760 hours''


M. Punt

Melica 200

Installation From 20 July to 7 January

Het derde kunstwerk in de 100 colors serie van Emmanuelle Moureaux. Een vrouw loopt onder vele kleurrijke lappen van stof in de buitenlucht.
Emmanuelle Moureaux 100 colors no.35 2021 mt FACTORY TOUR Kurashiki, Japan, Image: Daisuke Shima

What time is your favourite colour?

From Thursday 20th of July onwards at M., you can experience the timespan of one year in a colourful way, inside the art installation 100 colors no.45 “8760 hours” by French architect, artist, and designer Emmanuelle Moureaux. Her art installation shows 8760 paper clocks in 100 colours; each clock represents one hour. All the clocks combined, reflect the all the hours in one year. And even though the artwork itself is static, if you walk past it and stay inside the installation for a while, it seems the dials of the clocks are actually moving. 

How do you experience time? Which colour fits this moment? Discover it at M. Punt.


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Een portretfoto van Emmanuelle Moureax voor één van haar kleurrijke kunstwerken.
Emmanuelle Moureaux image: Daisuke Shima

First ‘100 colors’ in the Netherlands

Moureaux works and lives in Tokyo. She used the colours of this city to create a palette of 100 colours. This allows her to design her ‘100 colors’ installations across the globe, for visitors to walk under or through. With her work, she invites people to experience colour using all their senses and become more aware of the colours around them. For the first time, the work of Moureaux is shown in the Netherlands. She created this artwork specifically for M., as it is inspired by our circular pavilion. 

‘I want to express emotion through colour, either in architecture or an artwork. Through my work, I let people experience colour, touch colour, and feel colour using all their senses.’
Emmanuelle MoureauxArchitect, artist, and designer

Premiere in the Netherlands!

Emmanuelle Moureaux

In 1995, a trip to Tokyo awakened her passion for colour. She felt many emotions when witnessing the colours of the city. A year later, she moved to Tokyo and in 2003, founded ‘emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design’ (currently emmanuelle moureaux INC.). In reaction to the unforgettable experience of colours and layers of Tokyo, she created her design concept called “shikiri”. A name created by Moureaux, meaning ‘dividing space using colours’ in Japanese.

Emmanuelle Moureaux created ‘100 colors’ installations in Tokyo (Shinjuku Central Park, Shinjuku Station Park), Buenos Aires (Usina Del Arte), New York (The Color Factory), Cannes (Hotel Martinez) and Oslo (Public Library) to name few. She was nominated for several design awards and received, among others, the Architizer A+Award (VS), Le French Design 100 (Frankrijk) and the Public Space Design Award (Japan). Next to her installation series ‘100 colors’, she has designed buildings and spaces for Sugamo Shinkin Bank and ABC Cooking Studio and created art installations for UNIQLO, ISSEY MIYAKE, The National Art Center in Tokyo and Taiwanese city New Taipei. In addition, she is Professor at the Tohoku University of Art and Design and member of the Tokyo Society of Architects, the Architectural Institute of Japan, and the Japan Institute of Architects.  

''Forest of Numbers'', no.18 in de 100 colors serie van Emmanuelle Moureaux. Een kleurrijk kunstwerk wat bestaat uit veel hangende cijfers.
Emmanuelle Moureaux 100 colors no.18 “Forest of Numbers” 2017 Image: Daisuke Shima
''Slices of time'', no.18 in de 100 colors serie van Emmanuelle Moureaux. Een hangend cilindervormig kunstwerk wat overloopt in het hele kleurenpallet wat Emmanuelle Moureaux heeft opgesteld.
Emmanuelle Moureaux 100 colors no.32 “Slices of Time” Image: Daisuke Shima

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Khongorzul Erdenekhuu & Masako Hattori

This art installation is made possible by

Ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap
Provincie Flevoland
Gemeente Almere
Almere 2.0
het Prins Bernard Cultuurfonds
Institut français NL