The big blue-chip galleries just cannot stop opening new spaces!
Just a couple weeks back, it was David Zwirner, revealing that he’ll open a new Renzo Piano-designed venue in Chelsea, where he already has a small kingdom of galleries. Today, it is the international behemoth Pace Gallery, which is heading to Geneva to open in March a roughly 3,600-square foot outfit at Quai des Bergues 15-17.
This brings Pace’s empire to a full nine galleries, with three in New York, and one each in Seoul, Hong Kong, Beijing, London, and Palo Alto, California. Gagosian Gallery is still leading the space race—sorry—with a whopping 16, but Pace is closing the gap. (Gagosian is also the only other one of the big-gun galleries to have a space in Geneva, though Hauser & Wirth of course has a space in Zürich.)
The first show at Pace Geneva arrives on March 20, and it’s a three-person affair, with work by Louise Nevelson, Sol LeWitt, and Adam Pendleton—all artists associated with the gallery. Pace’s roster also includes James Turrell, Elizabeth Murray, Chuck Close, Tara Donovan, teamLab, and many more.