On several occasions Selldorf Architects has designed exhibitions for the Gagosian Gallery. The firm transformed the 21st Street gallery in New York five times: twice for exhibitions of works by Pablo Picasso, as well as exhibitions of works by Claude Monet, Robert Rauschenberg, Francesco Vezzoli, and Lucio Fontana. For each exhibition Selldorf was tasked with creating a layout and lighting design appropriate for the specific artist’s work, which also responded to significant differences in scale, medium, and natural and artificial light requirements.
The design of “Picasso: The Mediterranean Years” at Gagosian’s Britannia Street Gallery in London was a complex undertaking which required a reconfiguration of the space from five to seven rooms to accommodate a diverse range of work from large sculpture to video installation. In addition to the design of the exhibition spaces, Selldorf created a new reception area, foyer, and cloakroom, as well as designed the vitrines and pedestals which display free-standing works.
(Photos: Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery)