Rodney LaTourelle and Louise Witthöft: First We Take the Museum

Display Date: 
May 18 - September 22, 2019
Level 3

Built specifically for The Rooms and evolving over the exhibition period, First We Take the Museum reimagines the building’s architecture to consider the very nature of ‘public’ space. It marks a significant example of ongoing investigations by Berlin-based artists Rodney LaTourelle and Louise Witthöft into the relationship between colour, space, and experience. Colour and pattern become tools that alter how a visitor encounters other people, shifting focus from displayed objects (the collection) to the people in the space itself (the collective).

Members of the public are invited to engage the space for impromptu events such as concerts, readings, exercises, and meetings.

About the Artists:

Berlin-based Witthöft & LaTourelle is a project-based collaboration that focusses on colour concepts and lighting designs in different architectural contexts. Trained as a landscape architect, Rodney LaTourelle (CAN) has worked as an artist, architect, and writer for the last fifteen years. Louise Witthöft studied furniture and spatial design at the Danish Design School and works as a designer and curator.

IMAGE: LaTourelle and Witthöft. Installation view (etwas kam auf uns zu) (2019). Mixed media installation. Photo by Aleks Slota.


We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.
Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.