Designed for a sophisticated client with an affinity for polished spaces, Fost gallery was an opportunity to explore the extension of art curation to space curation by introducing authorship and transformability.
Through the design of 2 principal elements, pivot walls and movable objects; the client is able to orchestrate different scenographies in the gallery. Working with the existing infrastructure, 4 pivot walls swing out at 90 degrees to divide the gallery from one open space to several intimate spaces from which to experience art differently. The movable objects, the reception desk and art display rack add another layer to playfully juxtapose their presence against the pivot walls.
The ubiquitous status of the art display rack is elevated to an instrument in space creation and designed to be proudly displayed and not hidden away. The reception desk appears to interlock with the existing columns and when moved away reveals the copper finish that defines the gallery’s corporate color.
The Fost gallery entrance is a statement about its disassociation with the architecture and surroundings which the gallery has no affiliation with. The entrance calls attention to itself with an unexpected move by recessing into the building as a black tunnel framing the view into the gallery.