Goya and Brassaï gallery design – flesh on flesh

Wells Mackereth Architects has designed and remodelled the gallery for the Brassaï and Goya exhibitions that open at the Hayward Gallery in London this week.

Wells Mackereth Architects has designed and remodelled the gallery for the Brassaï and Goya exhibitions that open at the Hayward Gallery in London this week. It is the architect’s first venture into public exhibition design and its focus on colour as a key design element reflects the challenge of displaying essentially monochromatic works, according to a company statement. Brassaï’s nudes are presented on flesh-coloured panels, while in the Goya galleries the wall-panel colour-spectrum reflects the artist’s increasing sobriety and the intensity of his work.

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