Dressing The Air is the brainchild of the London-based artist Paul Schütze.

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.

How To Write About Contemporary Art - Gilda Williams - Thames & Hudson
Thames and Hudson

19/09/14

How To Write About Contemporary Art - Gilda Williams - Thames & Hudson

This may at first seem an odd inclusion on DTA but bear with me. So much of what we examine here is about observation: the process of perception through the senses, of making sense of the world. What writer Gilda Williams has given us is not just a beautifully formed guide to writing on the subject of art but an incisive manual for clarity of thought. This guide could as easily apply to writing (and indeed thinking) on any creative endeavor. So much current writing on architecture, design, music, film and literature is festooned with industrial quantities of nonsense, self serving obfuscation and slovenly thinking. This book is a thrillingly clear, beautifully designed plea for straight talking, cogent observation that will enhance the reader's experience of art. It addresses all forms of writing with equal rigor, from the essay to the museum wall label and should be required reading across every creative discipline. Essential!