360° I Ching Gallery |
Dia:Beacon NY. 2003
(Project Architect at Architekturbüro Peter Zumthor)
Situated next to Dia:Beacon, a museum for Dia Art Foundation's
renowned collection of art from the 1960s to the present, this
gallery is to permanently house for the first time in its entirety
Walter de Maria's sculpture “360° I Ching”.
Cast in white concrete, the gallery is composed of two spatial strata: the floor (earth) upon which the sculpture rests and the ceiling (sky) which by way of horizontal brise-soleil fills the space with soft and even light.
The entrance takes place in between these two strata. The balcony offers the visitor an image of the whole, before he/she can descend to experience the work in greater proximity.