New art galleries opening internationally this autumn
As well as a healthy crop of art fairs, and general back to business behaviour associated with the season, autumn offers up a veritable harvest of new art galleries opening internationally in the hubs of Paris, London and New York
Cranford Collection, London, UK
After a two-year renovation, the Cranford Collection in London will open on 4 October during Frieze art fair. The building, an elegant home designed by John Nash in the early 19th century, is conveniently located at Gloucester Gate in Regent’s Park, a stone’s throw from the fair. The collection of Muriel and Freddy Salem – which includes nearly 700 works by the likes of Christopher Wool, Louise Bourgeois, Gerhard Richter, Franz West and Alice Neel – is led by Belgian curator and art critic Anne Pontégnie, who has guided it towards more public programming since her tenure began in 2011. Accessibility to the public and increased exhibition space capacity were behind the renovation. Photography: Simon Menges
Pace Gallery, New York, US
Commercial powerhouse Pace is opening a flagship gallery in Chelsea on 14 September. The 540 West 25th Street address will be the new global HQ, completing just in time for the gallery’s 60th anniversary in 2020. Working with Bonetti / Kozerski Architecture and developers Weinberg Properties, Pace designed the eight-storey, 75,000 sq ft space to reflect the future of the art world and its community. Featuring indoor and outdoor exhibition galleries, research library, open art storage, and space for new media, performance, and public programming – the building makes room for all levels of the art eco-system from artists, collectors, curators, gallery-goers, and Pace’s international team.
Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, UK
A new global headquarters for Timothy Taylor is opening at a five-storey townhouse at 15 Bolton Street in Mayfair. It’s a total building takeover, similar to the gallery’s New York townhouse set-up, featuring 4,500 sq ft of exhibition space, viewing rooms, offices, storage, entertaining areas and flexible spaces optimised for Taylor’s expansion in the secondary market. The gallery formerly occupied a white-box space on Carlos Place. ‘After over a decade in the same location, I am excited to present exhibitions in a new space, in an environment that allows us to experiment and take greater risks in our programme, as well as match the pace and needs of today’s art world,’ says Timothy Taylor, who founded the gallery in 1996.
David Zwirner, Paris, France
Opening on 16 October during FIAC is David Zwirner’s new Paris outpost – the gallery’s first site in Paris and continental Europe. Found in Le Marais, around the corner from Musée Picasso, the new gallery brings 8,600 sq ft of ground floor, sky lit and column-free space. You may be familiar with its location on rue Vieille du Temple – it was previously occupied by of legendary French gallerist Yvon Lambert and, more recently, by VNH Gallery. Look out for the first show of works by Raymond Pettibon.
Goodman Gallery, London, UK
Mayfair will see a new London outpost for South Africa’s Goodman Gallery opening this autumn at 26 Cork Street. For owner and director Liza Essers, the new space will help ensure the growth and spread of African art across the globe and continue the gallery’s mission as a platform for art that challenges the limits of freedom of expression and de-colonising traditional art history. Goodman has existing spaces in Cape Town and Johannesburg where it has built its reputation representing many important artists from South Africa and beyond including Candice Breitz, Alfredo Jaar, William Kentridge and Shirin Neshat. Pictured, 22 – 27 Cork Street, London. Photography: Andrea Rossetti