Marlborough Chelsea Adds Werner Büttner, Ansel Krut, and Aïda Ruilova to its Roster

Installation View of Aïda Ruilova’s 'The Pink Palace' at Marlborough Chelsea.COURTESY MARLBOROUGH CHELSEA

Installation View of Aïda Ruilova’s ‘The Pink Palace’ at Marlborough Chelsea.


Marlborough Chelsea announced in a release to ARTnews that it now represents three artists of varying age and nationality: Werner Büttner, Ansel Krut, and Aïda Ruilova.

“These multigenerational, international artists exemplify Marlborough Chelsea’s commitment to a broad engagement of contemporary art and the expanding scope of our program,” Max Levai, the principal director of the gallery, said in a statement. “We are proud to welcome Ansel, Aïda, and Werner to the gallery.”

The artists join a roster that includes artists such as Mike Bouchet, Tony Matelli, Keith Mayerson, and Devin Troy Strother. Of the three, only Ruilova is based in New York—Krut is based in London, and Büttner is based in Hamburg.

Krut had a number of solo shows in London before Marlborough Chelsea brought his work across the pond for his first solo show in New York, in 2013. Büttner last had a New York solo show in 1986, but that drought will end, as Marlborough Chelsea has plans to stage a Büttner exhibition that opens at the gallery October 27. There was recently a monograph printed for the show, marking the first time the artist—who worked closely with Albert Oehlen and Martin Kippenberger—has a monograph in English.

And while Ruilova’s solo show at the gallery, “The Pink Palace,” closed March 12, Krut’s second solo show with Marlborough Chelsea is currently up in the main exhibition space, and Büttner is included in the group show, “Colliding Alien Cargo,” that’s now on view on the second floor. Both exhibitions close June 18.

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