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.

Dulwich Picture Gallery

Sir John Soane

Dulwitch, London, UK

1817

Built by the architect to house a collection bequeathed to the public by a late friend this interlinked series of spaces has influenced the design of virtually every gallery since built. The remarkable use of diffused natural light and clean lines revolutionised the public display of art.

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There is a good case to be made for light being the most important element in the display of art works. The ingenious manner in which the architect introduces indirect natural light into this space allows the true colour of the works to be seen with the proper luminosity and depth of tone without damaging the pigments with direct sunlight. This - perhaps incidentally - creates a connection with the outside world often lost in hermetic spaces flooded with artificial light unrelated to the environments they occupy.

Martin Charles