“Jay Joplin”

Opening of three new galleries in the London West End

London, 12 September 2012. Art Media Agency (AMA). Three New Yorker Galleries will open in the London West End in two weeks, an event suggesting a new artistic boom in the British capital. London has already been blessed by the presence of its world known art galleries such as the Jay Jopling’s White Cube or the famous Gagosian Gallery. Yet, the city is leaping forward this autumn with the opening of three new galleries in Mayfair, all in the space of a couple of weeks: for example, The Pace Gallery, David Zwirner Gallery, and Michael Werner Gallery belong to New York’s elite (they represent some of the most famous artists in the world and their pieces are worthy of featuring in the greatest museums). Barely twenty years ago, it would have been difficult to classify London among the artistic capitals, but that was before Damien Hirst and Jopling went on conquering the world of contemporary art. Back then, London did not have any museum consecrated to contemporary art. It was necessary to wait for the opening of the Tate Modern to recognise how the city was successful. It was then that suddenly all art buyers started to be interested in the City. It has been necessary to wait to see the results, but now, London is truly a cornerstone for...

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White Cube to open new space in South London despite the economic crisis

London, 27 September 2011, Art Media Agency (AMA). After the announcement of the opening of an office in Hong Kong, White Cube Gallery is preparing to open a third space in London: White Cube Bermondsey. The opening of this new establishment will occur on 12 October 2011 coinciding with Frieze Art Fair’s opening night. The third gallery, opening in the Bermondsey building, will be the largest commercial gallery in England with a measured surface of 5,400 sq metres. This large gallery will allow space for exhibitions and will include an auditorium as well as a library. Yet it was the same man who, in the early 1990s, opened one of Europe’s smallest exhibition areas on Duke Street. The name White Cube was inspired by the small gallery – where artists would display their artwork in what was a simple square room with white walls, designed by Claudio Silvestrin. Since Duke Street in 1993, it is evident that Jay Jopling has made a lot of progress. Now counting over 100 staff, he is on the verge of creating a true empire in London. The new gallery will be situated near the other White Cube establishments: Mason’s Yard which opened in 2006, and Hoxton Square in 2000. White Cube Bermondsey is situated near many other galleries in South London such as the Tate Modern, The Drawing Room, Cafe Gallery and even Design Museum. Joplin thus chose an interesting area to situate his new addition, as it is likely attract new traders from the capital of England. Another point to consider is the proximity between Tate Modern and White Cube Gallery, which allows both galleries to coincide on different events and current affairs. In fact, certain people are already talking about a coinciding exhibition by Damien Hirst which is scheduled to take place...

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