February 27 | Alison Jacques Gallery now represents Juergen Teller
There have been a lot of changes for galleries today, with Alison Jacques and Marc Straus adding new artists to their roster, and Lisson Gallery opening another space in New York.
London’s Alison Jacques Gallery now represents Juergen Teller.
Widely considered one of the most important photographers of his generation, the German-born artist began his career 1980s, shooting high profile fashion campaigns for brands including Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, and Vivienne Westwood. In 2007, he represented the Ukraine together with other four artists at the 52nd Venice Biennale. Alison Jacques Gallery recently hosted an exhibition of Robert Mapplethorpe’s work curated by Teller, who is one of the few artists since Mapplethorpe that has been able to successfully blur the boundaries between the world of commercial fashion photography and the art world. Read the announcement here.
New York gallery Marc Straus is now representing Jeanne Silverthorne.
The American artist, who began her career in the 1980s, produces sculptures which take the artist’s studio as their subject. Her sculptures are typically fashioned in clay, then cast in industrial grade rubber, thus offering, in Straus’ words, “counterpoints to the severity of male formalism.” A retrospective of her work will open in Fall 2017. Read the announcement in full here.
Jeanne Silverthorne, Soft Crate on Rubber Dolly and Rubber Crate, 2013, rubber. Courtesy the artist
Another NY hub for Lisson Gallery
Just nine months after London’s Lisson Gallery opened a New York outpost in Chelsea, it has announced it will open another, smaller space nearby this March.
The new, 3,500-square-foot space will be located just a few blocks away at 136 10th Avenue, and will host regular exhibitions. The idea to open a second gallery in New York came about when one of Lisson’s artists, Haroon Mirza, inquired about finding a temporary space because he felt his project would be too small for the palatial, 8,500-square-foot gallery that opened last year. As the gallery’s director Alex Logsdail explained, “it allows us to do something that’s a little more boutique, more niche, and it gives us some flexibility.” Artforum has more.
Hauser & Wirth bids Schimmel farewell
Hauser & Wirth has announced that Paul Schimmel will no longer serves as Director, Partner, and Vice President of the gallery.
Schimmel joined the international gallery as a partner at its Los Angeles space, Hauser Wirth & Schimmel, in May 2013, having previously worked as chief curator at the LA Museum of Contemporary Art for over two decades. The move was an extremely unusual example of a high-profile museum curator crossing over into the commercial art sphere. Marc Payot, another partner of Hauser & Wirth and vice president at the gallery, will now oversee its LA space. More information on ARTnews.