White Cube is about to open the largest commercial gallery in England in Bermondsey, South London. Along with three separate gallery segments and three smaller project spaces for non-represented artists, the 5,400 square metre warehouse conversion will also include a 60 seat auditorium, an archive room and a bookshop. There’s even talk of establishing a dedicated education program. Describing the enterprise, White Cube’s Director of Exhibitions Tim Marlow stated; “I hope it blurs the distinction between public and private galleries, though we always work in sympathy with and in dialogue with the public sector.” While the new space is ostensibly pleb-friendly, the conversion also includes a series of private viewing rooms for serious collectors.
White Cube Bermondsey opens with the group exhibition Structure and Absence featuring work by Andreas Gursky, Gabriel Orozco and Jeff Wall on October 12th.