Pace’s New Global Headquarters Opens in Chelsea, Art Basel Miami Beach Names Participating Galleries, and More
Pace’s new 75,000-square-foot flagship space opens to the public this weekend. Located at 540 West Twenty-Fifth Street, the eight-story building encompasses a 2,200-square-foot gallery that will host Pace’s new multidisciplinary performance program, Pace Live; a 10,000-volume research library; and an outdoor sculpture terrace. Inaugurating the gallery are exhibitions dedicated to the work of Yto Barrada, Alexander Calder, David Hockney, Loie Hollowell, Peter Hujar, and Fred Wilson.At a press conference at the space on Tuesday, Pace president and CEO Marc Glimcher said: “We work for the artists. The artists made this building possible.” He added that the Bonetti/Kozerski Architecture DPC–designed gallery is meant to be a “communal space for thinking, transcendence, and contemplation” and that to support its upcoming programming several new curators have joined its team, including Oliver Shultz and Michaëla Mohrmann.Glimcher’s father, Arne Glimcher, also addressed the audience of reporters and international art-world figures gathered for the occasion. He remarked that when he borrowed $2,800 from his brother Herb to found the gallery in Boston in 1962, he could not have imagined that it would become what it is today, with locations in London, Hong Kong, Seoul, Geneva, and Palo Alto.
The sixth-floor sculpture terrace at Pace’s new building at 540 West Twenty-Fifth Street in Chelsea. Photo: Lauren Cavalli.
Art Basel Miami Beach revealed that 269 galleries will take part in its upcoming edition, which will run from December 5 to December 8, 2019 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Twenty galleries, including Barro Arte Contemporáneo (Buenos Aires), Document, (Chicago), M+B (Los Angeles), Karma (New York), and Galería Agustina Ferreyra (Mexico City), will take part in the fair for the first time.The fair is divided into six sections, Galleries, which will feature 203 exhibitors; Positions, which will boast fourteen presentations of major projects by emerging artists; Nova, a platform for displays of new work by up to three artists each; Survey, which will comprise selections of work created before 2000; Editions, which will be dedicated to prints and editioned works; and Meridians. Curated by Museo Tamayo director Magalí Arriola, Meridians is a new sector that will present ambitious and large-scale installations in the venue’s new grand ballroom. A full list of exhibitors can be found on Art Basel’s website.In other art fair news, the second edition of Felix LA—featuring a redesigned format and taking place from February 13 to February 16, 2020 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel—announced its exhibitor list, which can be found here, and the newly expanded ART X Lagos, which will be held at the Federal Palace on Victoria Island in Lagos from November 1 to November 2, 2019, has released its full list of participating galleries.“Our move to the Federal Palace enables us to deliver, at our fourth edition, a markedly enhanced experience from prior years, with the addition of new sections as well as the growth in the fair’s size and scope,” said Tokini Peterside, ART X Lagos’s founder and director. “We continue to redefine the boundaries of what an art fair can hope to achieve, through our curated and interactive projects, our prize for emerging artists, as well as ART X Live!—all of which combine to showcase the very best of contemporary and modern, established and emerging, art and culture from Africa and the Diaspora.”Those looking for an alternative art fair experience can check out the Barely Fair. Organized by Chicago’s Julius Caesar gallery, the inaugural art event will showcase miniature art in miniature booths that will be reduced on a 1:12 scale. Opening September 20, the fair will be part of Chicago’s Expo Art Week. Among its two dozen participants are Franz Kaka (Toronto), Loo Gallery (Chicago), Monaco (Saint Louis), Serious Topics (Los Angeles), and the Suburban (Milwaukee).
Joy Labinjo, Untitled, 2018. Courtesy of Tiwani Contemporary and ART X Lagos.
Luhring Augustine is planning to open a new gallery in TriBeCa. Located at 17 White Street, the 3,500-square-foot space is being renovated by Markus Dochantschi and his firm studioMDA and is expected to debut in early 2020. The gallery’s inaugural program will include a critical survey of prints by Georg Baselitz, followed by the first major solo exhibition in the US of the late Brazilian-born, London-based artist Lucia Nogueira, and Charles Atlas’s first exhibition in New York since his 2017 presentation of “The Illusion of Democracy” at the Museum of Modern Art.“We have long been looking for a space in Tribeca where we could join the growing community of notable galleries, both older and younger, in providing a fresh and exciting new context that is rejuvenating the contemporary art scene in New York City,” said gallery cofounders Lawrence Luhring and Roland Augustine. “Operating three New York galleries in Chelsea, Bushwick, and Tribeca will allow us to present a diverse sweep of exhibitions, and encourage artists to show their work in distinct environments and areas of the city.”Daniel Gallen joins the leadership team of New Delhi’s DAG, formerly known as Delhi Art Gallery. Since it was established in 1993, DAG has expanded to the historic Kala Ghoda area of Mumbai and the Fuller Building in Manhattan. The gallery currently represents Raja Ravi Varma, Amrita Sher-Gil, S. H. Raza, and Tyeb Mehta, among other artists.As the arts space’s new senior vice president and global commercial and strategy director, Gallen will be responsible for DAG’s strategic planning and for fostering growth. He joins the gallery from Christie’s, where he worked for two decades. He began his career at the auction house as a twentieth-century decorative arts specialist before moving to business management and has held several senior roles over the years, including his most recent position of global managing director, world art, books, and science.Gagosian has announced its representation of the estate of Simon Hantaï; White Cube now represents the Hungarian artist Dóra Maurer; and Xavier Hufkens has added the Chinese artist Zhang Enli to its roster. The Baltimore-born, New York–based artist Derrick Adams, who is represented by Rhona Hoffman Gallery in Chicago, has also joined Luxembourg & Dayan and Salon 94.In a joint statement, Amalia Dayan of Luxembourg & Dayan and Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn of Salon 94 said: “We are honored and thrilled to be able to work with Derrick Adams and with each other, in a way that brings all of our respective talents, networks, and areas of expertise to the forefront. . . . Through his wonderful art and his passionate advocacy of other creators, Derrick is helping to expand the narrative to accurately reflect the integral role black artists have played in shaping American culture.”
Simon Hantaï in his studio, Meun, France, 1967. Artwork © Archives Simon Hantaï/ADAGP, Paris. Photo: Édouard Boubat. Courtesy of Gagosian.