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.

Institut Du Monde Arabe

Jean Nouvel

Paris, France

1980

As a center for Arab culture with galleries, libraries, archives and performance spaces, the building's elegantly sober exterior encloses a structure bursting with beauty,  ideas and innovations.

Structure

The principal form in this complex is a sheer, rectangular glass-clad block, the facing plane of which presents a vast, ornate grid of light-sensitive metal apertures that react independently, each opening and closing like the iris of a camera.