Thaddaeus Ropac finally pulls the trigger on the London space he’s been looking at for some time:
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, with existing spaces in Paris and Salzburg, will open a new gallery at Ely House in Mayfair, London, in Spring 2017. New York-based architect Annabelle Selldorf, Principal of Selldorf Architects, will sensitively renovate the listed building.
Thaddaeus Ropac says: “Despite the recent result of the EU referendum in the UK, I have no doubt that London will continue to be one of the most vibrant and quintessential art centres in the world. We are looking forward to presenting carefully curated exhibitions featuring historical works and exhibitions by established and emerging artists who do not currently have gallery representation in London. I am excited to be working with Annabelle Selldorf on the redesign of this beautiful building, and I am confident she will create an innovative contemporary exhibition space whilst remaining true to the building’s historical features.”
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac London, led by Polly Robinson Gaer, will be spread across five floors and over 1,500 m2 (16,000 ft2), benefiting from four distinct gallery spaces. Situated at 37 Dover Street, the ground floor also includes an additional exhibition space in the adjunct building overlooking Berkeley Street. A semi-circular marble staircase leads up to the second floor, which includes an intimate drawings room as well as Ely House’s historic library, to be transformed into an almost 6m (20 ft) high ceiling exhibition space.