TEMPLON is proud to announce the opening of a new space in New York City. The gallery will open to the public in September 2022, in the art district of Chelsea. The stand-alone building located at 293 Tenth Avenue between W 26th and W 27th Street was the former home of Kasmin Gallery. The 6500 sq. ft. (600 sq. meters) space will be renovated by architect Markus Dochantschi’s studio MDA.
Founded in 1966 by Daniel Templon, the gallery has played a key role in developing and structuring the contemporary art scene in France and abroad. Today, with its two spaces in the heart of Paris and a space in Brussels, TEMPLON counts as one of the most active contemporary art galleries in Europe, organizing 16 exhibitions a year and participating in a dozen of art fairs worldwide, including FIAC since 1974 and Art Basel since 1978.
In line with the gallery’s unique history and promotion of French and international artists, the exhibition program of TEMPLON NEW YORK will focus on emerging, mid-career and historical artists long represented by the gallery, such as Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota, Chilean light sculptor Iván Navarro, French artists Prune Nourry or American artists Michael Ray Charles, Jim Dine, Edward & Nancy Kienholz.
After spending 6 years developing the Brussels space, Mathieu Templon (born 1986) will be leading this new venture. As he explains “In a context profoundly reshaped by the pandemic, and the renewed attractiveness of Paris as a cultural hub, it only seemed natural to expand the gallery’s footprint and organize a permanent presence in New York. A large number of our artists do not have American representation or have not exhibited in the US in a long time. Our objective is to give them an opportunity to engage with new audiences and give them the global platform they deserve.”
The first exhibition will be devoted to Senegalese artist Omar Ba. The artist, who completed an artistic residency at ISCP in New York in 2020 and will have museum solo shows in 2022 at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, in Brussels and the Baltimore Museum of Art, will present a new series of painting investigating the complex position of Africa in today’s American and European politics.
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