ARTnews in Brief: Fort Gansevoort Expands to Los Angeles—and More from October 8, 2019 – ARTnews

The Merrick building in Los Angeles

The Merrick Building in Los Angeles.


Tuesday, October 8, 2019

New York’s Fort Gansevoort Expands to Los Angeles
The New York–based gallery Fort Gansevoort, which established its first space in the Meatpacking District of Manhattan in 2015, will open a Los Angeles outpost on November 21. Located in a 3,000-square-foot street-level space in the Merrick Building in East Hollywood, the new location sports 20-foot-tall ceilings, wooden joists, and Art Deco details. Its inaugural exhibition will present new works focused on notions of freedom by the multimedia artist and author Christopher Myers, and a subsequent presentation in February 2020 will spotlight Zoya Cherkassky, whose practice spans painting, drawing, and sculpture. In New York, it has done shows with Patrick Martinez, Michelangelo Lovelace, and Cheryl Pope, among other artists.

In an interview with ARTnews, gallery cofounder Adam Shopkorn said that Fort Gansevoort’s expansion to L.A. is part of its efforts to provide more resources for artists. “Fort Gansevoort has lots of friends out on the West Coast and we want to provide other venues for our artists to flex their muscles,” he said. “There are a lot of exciting things happening out there. It feels like an appropriate time for us to move out there without compromising what we’ve built and what we have in New York.” Shopkorn noted that the new space is “a touch quirky, but a little less quirky than the New York space,” which occupies a Greek Revival row house. Of the L.A. gallery, he said, “It’s certainly not cookie cutter by any stretch.” —Claire Selvin

nstallation view of 'PEACE is POWER' (2019) by Yoko Ono, at the Museum of Modern Art in New York

Installation view of PEACE is POWER (2019), by Yoko Ono, at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.


Monday, October 7, 2019

Five Plus One: Reopening, MoMA Will Show Six Site-Specific Works
The Museum of Modern Art in New York will display six long-term, site-specific artworks in its public spaces beginning October 21, when it officially reopens to the public after a $450 million renovation. Commissions by Kerstin Brätsch, the design collective Experimental JetsetGoshka MacugaYoko Ono, and Philippe Parreno, along with a large-scale work by Haim Steinbach recently acquired by the museum, will be on view in MoMA’s lobby, Café 2,  the Louise Reinhardt Smith Gallery, the Carroll and Milton Petrie Terrace Café, and the Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building. The works vary in media and subject matter, from Macuga’s monumental Jacquard tapestry focusing largely on the museum and its collection to Ono’s PEACE is POWER (2019), for which the artist has covered the walls and ceilings of a third floor gallery with images of blue sky.

Galerie Eva Presenhuber Names Partner
Galerie Eva Presenhuber, which has spaces in Zurich and New York, has named Markus Rischgasser, who has been with the gallery since 2002, a partner. Rischgasser has worked as the enterprise’s director of sales for the last 10 years, and he is currently spearheading its business in Asia. Founder Eva Presenhuber, whose gallery reps Doug Aitken, Valentin Carron, Eva Rothschild, and others, said in a statement that “Markus’s professionalism, dedication, and loyalty towards our artists, clients, and the gallery are legendary.”

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