Pace, the New York based international gallery, is due to open a 9,000 square foot space in Mayfair, London this October. The gallery will be located at 6 Burlington Gardens and will occupy the west wing of the building, which is owned by the Royal Academy. Plans are to have it redesigned by architect Sir David Chipperfield. Pace already has presence in London including a location at 6-10 Lexington Street in Soho. “Pace’s expanded presence means we can reach the global audience that converges in London—from curators to collectors—but, most importantly, it enables us to better support our artists based in Europe and to present the work of important American artists in London, in some cases for the first time in decades,” said Pace president Marc Glimcher. Pace London will be led by Mollie Dent-Brocklehurst, who prior to joining served as chief international coordinator and curator of exhibitions at the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow. For more than a decade, she was a director at Gagosian Gallery, where she was responsible for the opening of the gallery’s first London space, oversaw a second relocation, and managed the gallery’s London exhibition program. Pace will inaugurate the new space in Rothko/Sugimoto: Dark Paintings and Seascapes, an exhibition juxtaposing Mark Rothko’s late black and grey paintings with Hiroshi Sugimoto’s contemporary photographs of the horizon line where sea meets sky.
Rothko/Sugimoto: Dark Paintings and Seascapes will be on view from October 4 through November 16.