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.

Kolumba Museum

Peter Zumthor

Koln, Germany

2007

Merging seamlessly with the ruins upon which it stands this building sublimely modulates light and air with the same skill it brings to the steel, brick and stone of its construction.

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There is not a single surface in Kolumba which doesn't invite our enquiry. The architect has chosen materials with infinite care and they are finished so as to juggle and caress the light that will fall over them as the day progresses. Zumthor has also pierced the walls to enable the play of light across surfaces, animating materials into a display of plasticity and lightness entirely at odds with what we know to be their actual characteristics.