Kvadrat's latest artistic collaborations

Kvadrat's longstanding support of design initiatives on a local and global scale wregularly fosters talent from artists, designers and craftspeople.

Our latest collaborations and artistic projects include... 

Cally Spooner at New Museum, New York

With a 21 metre long wall of pure white Soft Cells, Kvadrat proudly supported British installation artist Cally Spooner’s first solo museum presentation in the United States during April, May and June 2016.

The long glass wall that separates the Lobby Gallery from the New Museum Lobby is a central feature. Spooner amplified and exaggerated tactile and sensory contrasts in the space through the use of Soft Cells, daylight bulbs and background noise.

See a video captured of the installation here.

Goshka Macuga at Fondazione Prada, Milan

Polish artist Goshka Macuga realised the art piece Negotiation sites after Saburo Murakami in collaboration with Kvadrat as part of the exhibition To the Son of Man Who Ate The Scroll at the prestigous Fondazione Prada in Milan.

More than 300 sqm of Alfredo Häberli's Waterborn textile formed the dramatic backdrop for Macuga's work in one of the main halls.

The site was captured on film here.

Shilpa Gupta at Louisiana, Humlebæk

Kvadrat initially announced the commissioned work 1:989.9 by Indian artist, Shilpa Gupta, during la Biennale di Venezia 2015 and recently donated the piece to Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. Here it has been part of the exhibition Illumination this year.

The performance installation is an overwhelming scenario with 3.3 km of undyed textile upon which a person works with drawings directly on the material, metre by metre.

See more of the exhibition here

Philippe Parreno at HangarBicocca, Milan

1200 meters of Kvadrat's Stoplight was used in the theatrical piece ‘Hypothesis’ by French artist Philippe Parreno in Milan this past winter.

 The piece Another Day with Another Sun was produced by Philippe Parreno in collaboration with Kvadrat. The space was transformed into a choreography in which natural light, artificial light and film projections following each other to conclude the anthology selection of Philippe Parreno’s video and cinema works.

See the build up of the spectacular screens here

Florian Hecker at Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin

As one of four artists shortlisted for the 2015 edition of the prestigious Preis der Nationalgalerie, German artist Florian Hecker included 143 m² Soft Cells in his performance work Formulation, where he dramatized space with sound pieces.

For his presentation at Hamburger Bahnhof Florian Hecker wanted Soft Cells to play a key visual role. He chose Divina 3 in vibrant blue colour 756 and Ray 2 in colour 110.3

The acoustic effect of the panels is just as important to the work as it contributes to the play between the sound system and the sound absorbing and – directing walls. 

The shortlisted artists were interviewed for TV here

Jesper Just at Palais de Tokyo, Paris

Kvadrat supported the Danish installation artist Jesper Just with 230 meters of Zulu for his solo exhibition, Servitudes at Palais de Tokyo in September 2015. The textile was used as both screens and room dividing curtains throughout the exhibition.

In this piece Jesper Just touches on society’s obsession with youth and beauty. Combining videos, music and a spatial intervention, Just follows two characters: a young girl and a disabled child, played respectively by Dree Hemingway and Rylee Sweeney. 

Follow Jesper Just to Times Square in New York here, where he talks about the piece