design support, fabrication, installation
  Public, Private, Secret exhibition page    Charlotte Cotton interview in HAF

The International Center of Photography

Art Domantay | fabrication & installation | design by Common Room

Organized by Curator-in-Residence, Charlotte Cotton, with ICP Associate Curator Pauline Vermare and Assistant Curator Marina Chao.

In June 2016, the International Center of Photography (ICP) reopened after a two-year hiatus. Now situated in a custom-designed site at 250 Bowery in Lower Manhattan, the Center announced its intentions as a 21st-century institution with the controversial exhibition Public, Private, Secret and a rotating curatorial program.

Working with the curator Charlotte Cotton, Common Room designed layers of transparent and reflective surfaces to organize the art works, which were mounted directly to clear acrylic panels, single sided mirrors and 2-way mirrors. The free standing partitions in the galleries were modular frameworks that supported the acrylic panels and established a sequence of experiences in the galleries where visitors look through partitions or see their own reflection on the borders of the artwork.