British contemporary art gallery White Cube was founded in 1993 by Jay Jopling. Now with locations in Hong Kong, Paris, West Palm Beach, Seoul, and two locations in London, White Cube will open its doors on Madison Avenue in New York City in the Fall of 2023 ~ in time for its 30th anniversary.
White Cube New York will house public gallery spaces and private viewing rooms across three floors. Located at 1002 Madison Avenue between 78th and 79th Street, it is surrounded by a plethora of the upper east sides most well-known shops and galleries.
‘I have wanted to open White Cube in New York for some time and we have now found the perfect location in this remarkable city. The year 2023 marks White Cube’s 30th anniversary, which is a timely moment to embark on this exciting new chapter in our history.’ …. Jay Jopling, CEO and Founder of White Cube.
The inaugural exhibition, Chopped & Screwed, at White Cube New York will be on view from October 3 ~ 28, 2023, occupying both floors of the new gallery at 1002 Madison Avenue. Curated by Courtney Willis Blair (Senior Director, US), this group show explores the practice of distortion in contemporary art through a framework of musicality, considering specific techniques such as sampling, mash-up and remixing.
The selection of artwork reveals that the choice to alter, blur or even corrupt an existing idea, image, or material is integral to artistic practice and innovation. Here, distortion is taken as a conceptual tool related to the formation of subjectivity, and a technical one applied to form and composition.
Bringing together artists working in a diverse range of disciplines, from both inside and beyond the gallery’s roster, the exhibition celebrates methods used to re-imagine, bypass and subvert well-established narratives or systems.
A solo exhibition of new paintings by Tracey Emin will be the second presentation in the New York galleries. Opening in November of 2023, this is the artist’s first show in the city in 7 years. The exhibition will be on view from November 4, 2023 to January 13, 2024.
White Cube represents more than 60 artists including Isamu Noguchi, Julie Mehretu, David Hammons, David Altmejd, Theaster Gates, Gilbert & George, Klára Hosnedlová, Marguerite Humeau, Rachel Kneebone, TARWUK, Magnus Plessen, Ilana Savdie, Damien Hirst, and Chuck Close, to name just a few.
Other news in the area, White Cube will be located not far from Frick Madison, located at 75th Street. The Frick Collection will vacate the Breuer Building in March, 2024. LGDR opened its flagship gallery at 19 East 64th Street; Close by, Arader Galleries, Gagosian, Acquavella Galleries, Alexandre Gallery, Christopher Bishop Fine Art, David Zwirner, Hauser & Wirth, and many many more.
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