London’s Lisson Gallery has announced that it will open its fifth location and second New York space this April, Nate Freeman of Artnews reports. The new 3,500-square-foot gallery will be housed at 136 Tenth Avenue.
The gallery’s director, Alex Logsdail, said that the idea for another New York location came about when artist Haroon Mirza inquired about finding a temporary space for a project that he thought was too small for the gallery’s 8,500-square-foot building on West Twenty-Fourth Street, which opened last year. “I started looking into it, and I realized we don’t have a space to show single-work exhibitions, or things that are a little more intimate. It was something that met the needs of a lot of our artists that make smaller work that we don’t exhibit all the time,” Logsdail said.
Mirza’s installation ããã – Experience, Practice, Ritual Remix, which consists of LED lights, an array of plants, and a video work that features found footage spanning the past fifteen years, beginning with the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, and ending with the election of Donald Trump, will inaugurate the space. The show will open March 3.