November 3 | Lehmann Maupin to open Seoul space
In today’s news, a lot of moving around: another mega-gallery looks to expand its market in Asia, whilst the Marseilles art fair Art-O-Rama and the Paris Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson will both move to new exhibition spaces soon.
Lehmann Maupin to open a Seoul space
The gallery, which also has an exhibition space in Hong Kong and two in New York, will open a “viewing office” in Seoul on December 14. The gallery, which represents (among others) South Korean artist Do-ho Suh, will join Galerie Perrotin, which also just opened a space in Seoul. The space’s inaugural show will feature works by artists including Kader Attia, Hernan Bas, Mary Corse, Teresita Fernández, Wangechi Mutu, and Angel Otero. Read further here.
A new space for Art-O-Rama
The Marseilles-based art fair, taking place in August every year, will leave its traditional space at the Friche de la Belle de Mai to move to a new space within J1, a 6,000 square-meter hangar by Marseilles’ port, between the J4, which is home to the MuCEM and the Square de la Joliette. Refurbished as part of the events organized around the election of Marseilles as the European capital for culture in 2013, J1 has been unoccupied since. As for Art-O-Rama, applications are now open.
J1, quai de la Joliette
The Museo del Barrio closes for renovation
The New York museum, and the city’s only institution dedicated to Latin American and Puerto Rican culture, is closing next week for renovation. Its theatre will reopen its doors in Autumn next year.
During the works, the institution’s education programs will continue, and exhibitions will be hosted in partner museums. More via Artforum.
El Museo del Barrio — Photo courtesy Luis Camnitzer
Paris’ Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation moves to the Marais
Following the election of its new director François Hebel, the foundation dedicated to the French photographer has announced that it will move to a 800 square-meter space at 79 Rue des Archives, in Paris’ Marais district, home to most of the city’s art galleries.
The foundation will take over a former garage, renovated by architecture firm Novo. The greater surface area will allow the institution to have a research library and more archive space. Read more on Libération.
79 rue des Archives — photo via vivrelemarais