Nearly a year after leaving its long-time Greene Street gallery because of concerns relating to development, New York’s Artists Space has found a new home, at 80 White Street in TriBeCa. The new space will open to the public in 2018.
Artists Space’s White Street gallery will be two stories and occupy 8,000 square feet. The space is being leased to the nonprofit by Gerry and Martin Weinstein, the latter of whom cofounded Art in General, which was previously in TriBeCa before relocating to Brooklyn in 2015. A release about the White Street space did not include details about the inaugural show slated for next year.
Until 2016, Artists Space had been located in a loft at 38 Greene Street. The nonprofit had been there since 1993 and left the building owing to issues related to its landlord planning to build a penthouse. Since June, Artists Space has staged exhibitions at its nearby Books & Talks location, at 55 Walker Street.
“The successful conclusion of our search for a new exhibition venue is great news for Artists Space itself and for the arts community as a whole, which has been justifiably concerned that economic pressures are making downtown New York untenable for artists and arts organizations alike,” Jay Sanders, the new executive director and chief curator of Artists Space, said in a statement. “Having drawn much of our strength from that community, and having contributed our share to its creative vitality and intellectual vigor, we are proud to be planting our flag in Tribeca, where we look forward eagerly to expanding the full range of our activities.”