lehmann maupin gallery space in hong kong by OMA lehmann maupin gallery space in hong kong by OMA
mar 13, 2013

lehmann maupin gallery space in hong kong by OMA

lehmann maupin gallery space in hong kong by OMAimage © philippe ruaultall images courtesy of OMA

 

 

internationally recognized practice OMA has designed the newly opened lehmann maupin gallery space in the financial district of hong kong. the gallery is located in one of the last remaining pre-war structures and can also double as an artist’s studio. having previously worked with the maupin gallery in SOHO new york and chelsea. the hong kong location is a conceptual extension of the british gallery exhibiting a certain orchestrated roughness. the space is divided into two areas, one characterized by white walls with a central column and vestiges of the original structure. the second auxiliary space connects to the main room by a sliding door and can be used for extra exhibitions or private viewing functions. a large glass door is located at the corner of a wall encroaching into the gallery area which facilitates the transportation of artworks and brings the user directly into the activated spaces.

the maupin gallery is now open with a solo exhibition by korean artist lee bul displaying sculptures and drawings, running until may 11th.

david gianotten, project leader and OMA partner, commented:

‘the gallery is designed as a space both for display and the making of art. it is at the same time a backdrop for artworks and a space for artists to work with rather than work within. it provides a broad experience of art for both artists and patrons.’

 

corner door entrance with rough plywood sheetsimage © philippe ruault

 

doorwayimage © philippe ruault

 

sliding door separating gallery roomsimage © philippe ruault

 

image © philippe ruault

 

central column left in its original conditionimage © philippe ruault

 

support spaceimage © philippe ruault

 

gallery spaceimage © kevin mak

 

image © kevin mak

 

panoramic view of the complete gallery spaceimage © kevin mak

 

central columnimage © kevin mak

 

white walls and polished concrete floors create a neutral backdrop for artworkimage © kevin mak

  • ” artist’s to work with, rather than to work within” Some great exercise !

    christina read says:

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