Back in March, ARTnews reported that Jeffrey Deitch would be moving back into the space at 18 Wooster Street that served as the headquarters for Deitch Projects during its glory days of the 1990s and 2000s. It occupied that space until Deitch moved out west to be the director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.
And now that 18 Wooster Street’s current tenant, Swiss Institute, is getting ready to vacate the premises (they’re still in the process of locking down a new space, we hear), Deitch has begun to flesh out the programming that will inaugurate his new-slash-old stomping grounds.
Last month, Deitch revealed that the first proper show will be a survey of paintings by Walter Robinson. But today the gallery announced that, before that show opens, there will be a series of performances by Eddie Peake.
The first show is a nod to the space’s former tenant.
“Inspired by Eddie Peake’s project for Performa hosted by the Swiss Institute in the Wooster Street space in November 2013, Jeffrey Deitch invited Eddie Peake to inaugurate his new program,” the release says.
The performances will take place at 7:00 p.m. on September 8, 9, and 10. “Walter Robinson: Painting and Other Indulgences” opens September 17.