The design aimed to transform the Hauser & Wirth gallery to create a presence for the show. Deleting the strong classical framework of the existing South Gallery established a neutral context. Adding an illuminated, cloudlike ceiling scrim compressed and unified the two lengths of the interior, establishing a shadow-free volume that emphasized the lines, edges, and negative spaces beyond the Calder sculptures. These interventions created a strong, identifiable language, one that encouraged a dynamic energy and quietly concentrated the viewer’s experience. The works presented an opportunity to capture moments of closeness, to discover their otherworldliness—and to see the many relationships between them.
Project Name: VENTS
Designer: TEMPO | Catty Dan Zhang
Project Name: Nature—Cooper Hewitt Triennial
Designer: Studio Joseph
Project Name: Common Threads
Project Name: Model Projections