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.

Calouste Gulbenkian Museum

Ruy Athouguia, Pedro Cid, and Alberto Pessoa

Lisbon, Portugal


Part of a complex of buildings set in their own park, this muscularly modernist structure hugs the ground, managing to be both extraordinarily elegant and brutal. The building embeds itself into the landscaping in such a way as to seamlessly integrate the surrounding gardens into the experience.


The museum is quietly dramatic in the way it presents its treasures. There is a cool sixties grandeur in the scale and sleekness of the spaces and an opulence in the materials and garden setting. While there is clearly an agenda to inform and enlighten this is not at the cost of diminishing the sheer scale and splendour. One must remind oneself that this was once a private collection. Something which, these days, is hard even to imagine.

Sahil Lathief