Paris’ Crèvecoeur gallery to open Marseilles outpost
One of Paris’ most cutting edge galleries — Crèvecoeur, based in the trendy Belleville neighborhood of the city — is to open a second gallery space in Marseilles in the south of France.
The gallery’s directors, who have also co-founded the successful Paris Internationale art fair, will open the 180m2 space on rue du Chevalier Roze near the city’s Vieux Port on August 26. Crèvecoeur will be housed in the street’s newly renovated arts hub, measuring a total of 800m2 and host to seven different spaces dedicated to contemporary art including a new outpost for the Belgian gallery Catherine Bastide as well as an exhibition space called Atlantis run by LUMA, a group of local collectors. The inaugural exhibition is entitled “A une heure de la civilisation” and will feature the work of one of the gallery’s represented artists, Erica Baum, alongside artists Isabelle Cornaro, Moira Davey and Ilse and Pierre Garnier.
Crèvecoeur Marseille will open during Art-O-Rama, the city’s annual boutique art fair, best known for its high-quality selection of exhibitors, and in which Crèvecoeur have participated multiple times previously.
Ever since being elected European city of culture, Marseilles has been cultivating a growing reputation as an emerging arts hub, playing host to Manifesta 13 in 2020. The arrival of one of Paris’ coolest young galleries will surely serve to enhance such an image. “Marseilles is a unique city,” says founder Alix Dionot-Morani, “with its location on the Mediterranean and its view towards the future it has managed to avoid the uniformization that has affected many other cities.”
Erica Baum, Untitled (Nietzche is Peachy), 1994 (Desktop), Gelatin silver print, 53 x 42 cm. Courtesy the artist and Crèvecoeur, Paris, Marseille.