Last month, David Zwirner invited a dozen independent New York galleries to use its online viewing room.
“Platform: New York” offered participating galleries to put forth two works by a single artist that they are currently representing, with all inquiries and sales being directly managed by the individual galleries. David Zwirner has since expanded the program with instalments in London and Los Angeles to support additional small galleries, many of which have seen their spring shows canceled in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Now Live | Platform: Los Angeles | May 1–29 The third edition of the series––now live at #DavidZwirnerOnline––highlights 13 L.A. galleries, each presenting available works by a single artist in their program. The first two editions, ‘Platform: New York’ & ‘Platform: London’, will remain on view through May 15. You can now explore all three viewing rooms, featuring 37 international galleries. Tap the link in bio to explore ‘Platform’, “one of the most buzzed-about initiatives,” writes @artnet. ━━━━━━━━ Participating Galleries: @ChateauShatto, @CommonwealthAndCouncil, @FrancoisGhebaly, @HannahHoffmangallery, @JennyKaraoke, @KristinaKiteGallery, @NightGallery, @NonakaHillGallery, @OtownHouse, @PaulSoto_Net, @Parker.Gallery, @ThePitLA, @WildingCranGallery Available Works by: Parker Ito (@creamydreamy), Patrick Staff (@patrick.staff), Candice Lin, Raphaela Simon, Andrei Koschmieder, Nancy Lupo, Christine Wang (@christinetwang ), Tadaaki Kuwayama, Owen Fu (@owen_q_fu), Kate Spencer Stewart, Franklin Williams, Bella Foster, and Karon Davis (@karondavis) #parkerito #patrickstaff #candicelin #raphaelasimon #andreikoschmieder #nancylupo #christinewang #tadaakikuwayama #owenfu #katespencerstewart #franklinwilliams #bellafoster #karondavis #davidzwirner
The mega-gallery has announced that the “Platform” initiative will now continue with an edition in Paris and Brussels. “Platform: Paris/Brussels” will run from May 22 through June 19, coinciding with the reopening of numerous galleries and small museums in the French capital after more than eight weeks of lockdown.
Much like previous editions of the initiative, David Zwirner will invite a dozen of galleries in Paris and Brussels to spotlight works by a single artist in their stable on its website. All inquiries and sales for “Platform: Paris/Brussels” will be managed by the individual galleries, with the mega-gallery not charging anything for their participation, nor taking commission on sales.
The fourth installment of the “Platform” initiative will be launched at a time when art businesses are finding new ways to function despite coronavirus lockdowns. Last April, the Comité Professionnel des Galeries d’Art revealed that one-third of French galleries may be forced to permanently close by the end of the year in reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic.
While professionals in the art world are envisioning a post-pandemic slump, galleries of all sizes are collaborating to financially support each other. Perrotin has recently announced the “Restons Unis” collaborative exhibition, in which 26 smaller Paris-based galleries will present a selection of work from their artists.
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⭐️ We are delighted to announce 'RESTONS UNIS,' a collaborative exhibition at Perrotin Paris. From May 23rd to August 14th, we will invite 26 Paris-based galleries to present a selection of work from their artists. Debuting in our Saint Claude space, the exhibition will be comprised of four consecutive two-week-long presentations, with each one inclusive of six to seven independent galleries. . “This collaborative project evolved out of a desire to celebrate the experience of seeing art in person and it also marks the re-opening of our Paris galleries. Although difficult, this is the time to underline the foundations of our profession and our commitment to diversity, openness, and art." — Emmanuel Perrotin No opening reception will be organized. — — ⭐️ Nous sommes ravis d'annoncer 'RESTONS UNIS,' une exposition collective qui se tiendra à la galerie Perrotin Paris du 23 mai au 14 août. Au cours de cette période, 26 galeries parisiennes seront invitées à présenter une sélection de leurs artistes. Quatre présentations consécutives par groupes de 6 ou 7 galeries, d’une durée de deux semaines chacune, seront à découvrir à l'espace Saint-Claude. . « Nous avons souhaité ce projet collaboratif pour marquer la réouverture de nos galeries. En cette période de bouleversements, il est important de rappeler les fondements de notre métier et de notre engagement pour toujours plus de diversité, d’ouverture et de culture. » — Emmanuel Perrotin. Aucun vernissage se sera organisé à cette occasion. — #RestonsUnis #EmmanuelPerrotin #pgmap #Perrotin — @emmanuelperrotin @marcellealix @galerieartconcept @gbagency_paris @campolipresti @highartparis @galerieinsitu
Participating galleries will collaborate in groups of six or seven to stage four consecutive two-week-long presentations, which will run through August 14 at Perrotin’s Saint-Claude space.
This story was first published via AFP Relaxnews.