The David Zwirner gallery has announced the opening of a new space in Hong Kong, scheduled for 2017. This new space, intended to host six exhibitions per year, has been designed by New York architect Annabelle Selldorf. David Zwirner has justified the opening of the new space in this way: “We have seen literally explosive growth in the interest for Western art among Asian collectors.”
Covering around 10,000 m2, the space will occupy the 5th and 6th floors of the H Queen building constructed by architect William Lim from the CL3 Architects agency that offers flexible spaces meeting ecological standards.
This development confirms David Zwirner’s ambitions in China, after flirting with the idea of opening a gallery in Beijing and Shanghai. This is the gallery’s third space following New York and London. The gallerist has expressed his hopes for Asia: “I feel that more Western galleries will want to and have to arrive. It’s hard to imagine that if you really think globally in your business that you can’t be in Asia, and I think for the foreseeable future, that will be in Hong Kong.”