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.

Art Site Naoshima

Tadao Ando

Naoshima, Kagawa, Japan

1992

A complex of buildings including the museum, an anex and the Minami- dera Art House Project

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The site is divides into zones which encourage movement both around and through the built elements. Several vast terraces present views of the sea and the surrounding island landscape. The scents of the ocean and island plant life are ever present, modulated by the weather. The presence of these aromas ensures a perpetual awareness of the island surroundings, even when they are temporarily out of sight. The architect has been emphatic about the level of integration and the divide between the man made and natural environments here is so constantly breached as to virtually dissolve .

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