January 9 | A new space in New York and a new artist estate for David Zwirner
In today’s news: David Zwirner Gallery is not about to slow down, whilst an important Texas art center is closing its doors.
A new space in New York and a new artist estate for David Zwirner
Although not yet ready to compete with Gagosian’s 16 spaces, David Zwirner’s expansion is not slowing down. The gallery has announced the opening of a New York space in 2020, the first private art gallery to be designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano. The five-storey gallery will be located on West 21st Street.
David Zwirner will close its West 19th Street space, but the two spaces on West 21st Street and the Upper East Side will continue operating as usual. The gallery has also announced its representation of the estate of artist Franz West, who was represented by Gagosian until 2000. Read more on The New York Times.
Franz West — © David Zwirner
Texas’ Marfa Contemporary is shutting down
The Texas- based not-for-profit arts organization will soon close its doors.
Founded in 2012, the space hosted exhibitions, workshops and residency programs, and has been directed by curator and art historian Kate Green since 2017. Among the artists who have been featured at Marfa over the last few years are: Jose Dávila, Spencer Finch, Laurie Frick and Anne Marie Nafziger. The space’s final exhibition, closing on January 13, is dedicated to William Cordova. For her part, Green will join the El Paso Museum of Art. More via Marfa Contemporary.
Shoair Mavlian leaves Tate to join Photoworks
Photoworks, the Arts Council England-backed photography organization, has announced that Shoair Mavlian, formerly assistant curator at Tate Modern, was appointed as its new director. Mavlian was responsible for organizing shows including “The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection” (Tate Modern, 2016), and “Project Space: A Chronicle of Interventions” (Tate Modern and TEOR/éTica, Costa Rica, 2014) and co-curating exhibitions such as “Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art” (Tate Modern 2018), "Conflict, Time, Photography” (Tate Modern, 2014), and a show dedicated to artist Harry Callahan (Tate Modern 2013).
Photoworks organizes projects such as the Jerwood/Photoworks Awards, Photoworks Annual and Brighton Photo Biennial. More via the British Journal of Photography.
Shoair Mavlian, the new director of Photoworks, image © Thomas Haigh
The AIPAD Photography Show returns to New York in April
The 38th AIPAD Photography Show will take place from April 5 through 8 at New York City’s Pier 94, bringing together some 100 international galleries specializing in photography from the 19th century to the present day, as well as video. Exhibitors include: Baudoin Lebon (Paris), Bruce Silverstein (New York), Edwynn Houk Gallery (New York), Flowers (New York/ London), Les filles du calvaire (Paris) and Polka Galerie (Paris). More via the AIPAD's official website.
At #AIPAD2017 at Pier 94 in New York City. Photo: © Julienne Schaer