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In a career spanning 30 years, Schütze has exhibited his photographic and installation works in galleries and museums around the world, released over thirty albums of original recordings, scored a number of films and performed numerous concerts. He has collaborated with artists such as James Turrell, Josiah McElheny and Isaac Julien and musicians as diverse as Bill Laswell, Raoul Björkenheim, Toshinori Kondo, Lol Coxhill and Jah Wobble.

Dressing The Air is a unique open resource that aims to enrich creative thinking by encouraging a multi-sensory approach. A constantly evolving archive and creative news feed, Dressing The Air monitors and reports on a diverse range of art-forms from cinema to sculpture, painting to furniture design, land-art to perfumery.

The World Of Charles And Ray Eames - Barbican - London
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The World Of Charles And Ray Eames - Barbican - London

The Barbican continue an unbroken run of brilliant exhibitions with this detailed survey of the work of the celebrated designer couple. In a deftly articulate parade of media and materials the world of Charles and Ray Eames is unpacked across the gallery's perfectly sympathetic complex of spaces. Of particular interest are the many examples of publications and films expressly made to convey the couple's ideas on the importance of design in information transmission. While it can be argued that all design embodies ideas and intentions, it can also be argued that this information often unintentional, even misleading. The Eames developed a highly resolved grammar of form that can be traced as a significant influence right to the present. Of particular interest is a scale recreation of the multi screen IBM installation they created for the 1964 New York Worlds Fair: so ahead of its time as to seem perfectly contemporary. If the show has a flaw, it is the absence of furniture which the visitor can touch and sit in. Given that virtually every piece is still in production and given that the conversation the designers had directly with the human body was at least as important as that had with the eye, this is a baffling omission. Until February the 14th.