In the trade
By The Art Newspaper. Market, Issue 192, June 2008
Published online: 01 June 2008
After a year as director at Haunch of Venison’s office in New York, Barrett White has left before the launch of the gallery’s New York space (not due to open until this autumn, see below). He has joined New York dealer L&M Arts as a senior director. Mr White was previously at Christie’s for nine years, as a postwar and contemporary specialist and a director of private sales.
Meanwhile, Haunch of Venison New York has appointed Michael Rooks as its chief curator and director of exhibitions. Mr Rooks was previously a curator at the Honolulu Academy of the Arts and at the Contemporary Museum, Honolulu. The first show at the New York gallery will be a non-selling display of abstract expressionists (from
12 September). Meanwhile, Haunch has signed on the Mexican artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, (right) whose interactive and installation art represented his country at the Venice Biennale in 2007.
The saga surrounding artist Raqib Shaw continues. Shaw cancelled his show at Deitch Projects in New York earlier this year (the gallery would not say why) and then chose to have a one-off exhibition at London’s Thomas Gibson gallery in October. The latest twist in the tale is that White Cube is now representing the Indian-born artist globally. Deitch Projects has taken Shaw’s name off its website but (so far) the show at Thomas Gibson is to go ahead.
On 1 August, Richard Ingleby is to move his Edinburgh gallery to a new location in the city at 15 Carlton Road, marking its tenth anniversary. With three floors and a total of 6,000 sq. ft, the gallery says its new location will make it the largest private contemporary art gallery in the UK, outside
Sir Timothy Clifford, who from 2001 to 2006 was director general of the National Galleries of Scotland, has become a fair patron of the Olympia art and antiques fair. Sir Timothy, who was knighted in 2002, will officially open the fair in London on 5 June.
Dealer Sundaram Tagore, based in New York, has opened a third space in Hong Kong. The Hollywood Road gallery occupies 2,000 sq. ft and launched on 9 May with a group show of gallery artists.
On 15 May, Bukowskis auctions opened a new office in Moscow. The Swedish auction house held
its first Russian sale in 1931 and says it
has opened in Moscow to be closer to its Russian clients. Caroline Lindahl will head the new office located in the Sheremetyevo Business Centre near Red Square.
New York dealer Friedrich Petzel (below) and Cologne’s Gisela Capitain, who have shared a booth at Art Basel Miami Beach since its inauguration, are opening a new gallery, Capitain & Petzel, in Berlin’s Mitte contemporary art district. The new 14,000 sq. ft space opens in October and Dan Gunn, who was director at London’s Maureen Paley gallery for two years, will be director.
Art Basel’s communications manager, Peter Vetsch (below), and Eva-Maria Häusler, the Swiss fair’s manager between 2000 and 2007, are to be co-directors of Berlin’s Art Forum fair. Mr Vetsch has been at Art Basel since 2000. Organisers Messe Berlin confirmed that Sabrina van der Ley, who has directed the German fair since 2000, will still run this year’s edition (31 October-3 November) but will not have her contract renewed. n
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