Gagosian Britannia Street presents Mike Kelley‘s solo, Kandor 10B (Exploded Fortress of Solitude). A high “wow” factor and a definite must-see (more info & images on the gallery’s website).
Category archives: Art versus Money
(image: Chinese scholars’ rock plays an important part in one of the inaugural shows)
The third in line of the White Cube London galleries – and apparently the most impressive one, at least size wise – will be opening next week in Bermondsey street, confirming the district’s reputation of a rising art neighborhood. Designed by Casper Mueller Kneer Architects, the new gallery will consist of no less than 3 exhibition spaces plus an auditorium, thus becoming the biggest commercial art space in the UK.
For the inaugural show(s), Jay Jopling will present handsome number of all-time champions from his humble stable as well as some fresh blood:
The centrally located 9?×?9?×?9 Gallery of more than 80m2 will host special presentations and displays of new art, starting with Cerith Wyn Evans, while the Auditorium will be hosting series of occasional events, talks, performances and film programmes, with Chapman Brothers setting up the pace as first guests.
Sotheby’s, the well-known auction house, is launching a four-part mini-series dubbed Your Art World. Its official goal is to « explore how passion, ambition and love of great works of art drive the global art world. » A tall order indeed, and one shall reserve judgement until all four films have been published.
The first volume, however, is proving delightfully entertaining and educative. It features tremendous visuals, insightful interviews from star artists as well as lesser-known, but no less interesting, figures from the contemporary art scene. With or without a grain of salt, it comes highly recommended.
Whatever you do, do not miss Cai Guo-Qiang’s quote about how being misunderstood is sometimes a very good sign indeed, and certain proof of original thought.