Place is the Space marked the beginning of a year-long celebration of the tenth anniversary of CAM’s critically acclaimed building. Featuring five new site-specific commissions by major contemporary artists, the exhibition is an unprecedented curatorial collaboration between the building’s architect, Brad Cloepfil, founding principal of Allied Works Architecture, and Dominic Molon, CAM’s former chief curator.
Each of the five works in Place is the Space responded to different aspects of the structure, including surface, scale, transparency, and boundaries. While demonstrating the building’s unique ability to shape the presentation and experience of contemporary art, the exhibition also examines the larger idea of how various artists address museum spaces as a key element in the development of their work. Artists in the exhibition include: Arocha-Schraenen, Jill Downen, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Virginia Overton and Dominique Petitgand.
Our studio designed the exhibition catalogue which includes essays by Architect Brad Cloephil; Dean of Washington University’s Sam Fox School of Architecture Bruce Lindsey; Architect and Author Robert McCarter, and CAM Chief Curator Dominic Molon.
Following the exhibition, CAM commissioned us to design the identity, invitation and program for its 10th anniversary fundraising gala, “Space for Possibility”. With a brief focused on celebrating the building’s architecture, we developed a graphic of intersecting planes – a feature of the architect’s work – that was debossed and printed at various scales across collateral that included a save-the-date, invitation, poster and program.