The Gallery: The Sundaram Tagore Gallery is devoted to the exchange of ideas between Western and non-‐Western cultures. In keeping with its mission, the Gallery sought to bridge dualiGes when they moved into the ground floor of a manufacturing building in West Chelsea.
The new space, which last served as a taxi garage, had to be completely overhauled to serve as a pla^orm for cross-‐cultural discussion through visual art, poetry, literature, performance art, film and music. The Design: The backdrop for this discussion was a dialogue of contrasts -‐ exisGng and pre-‐exisGng, industrial and natural, textured and smooth, old and new. The design a_empted to reveal the history of the space, to bridge past and present and create an environment within which artwork can hover.