Bloomberg Launches Art-worthy New European Headquarters - Pae White: "Pomona
I have just returned from an outing to Bloomberg's new European headquarters in London and it certainly doesn't disappoint. The building designed by Sir Norman Foster is almost entirely sustainable, and filled with Contemporary art treasures commissioned by Michael Bloomberg himself along with two other curator/advisers.
Artists include Michael Craig-Martin, Olafur Eliasson, Arturo Herrera, Cristina Iglesias, David Tremlett and Pae White who have created site-specific works for Bloomberg's building. The works are complemented by an existing work by Ben Langlands & Nikki Bell and a new commission by Isabel Nolan for Bloomberg SPACE. The building, situated in the heart of the City of London. Space will now be a purpose-built gallery for new commissions and exhibitions.
Pae White's "Pomona" is located on the ground floor in the auditorium's pre-function space. The suite of three tapestries weaves together the artist's fascination with historic textiles and the natural world. They are inspired in part by traditional textile "samplers" that would have been stitched by hand. Each tapestry is approximately 10 feet high and spans a width of approximately 40 feet. Together, the three tapestries envelop visitors as they enter the space.