A Viewing Room Featuring New York Galleries
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Launching this Friday, April 3, Platform: New York is a viewing room featuring twelve New York-based galleries, hosted on David Zwirner Online.
Participants in Platform: New York represent a cross-section of colleagues, friends, and peers in the city’s gallery community: 47 Canal, Bridget Donahue, Bureau, Company, David Lewis, Elijah Wheat Showroom, Essex Street, James Fuentes, JTT, Magenta Plains, Ramiken, and Queer Thoughts. Each gallery will feature a focused presentation of works by a single artist. In some cases, galleries are presenting artists who were intended to be featured in spring exhibitions or whose shows were cut short by this month’s closures. Among the artists included are Elaine Cameron-Weir, Josh Kline, Park McArthur, and Keegan Monaghan.
As announced in The New York Times, Platform emerged from conversations between gallery directors and their peers about the challenges facing all galleries in this current moment. With physical galleries temporarily closed due to the global health crisis, the art community has increasingly turned to digital spaces to share the work of artists, and to engage audiences all over the world. “This is a meaningful opportunity to shed a light on our gallery program in a moment where all physical gallery spaces are off-limits,” James Fuentes told Artnet News. “The art world is an ecosystem, and at this moment, how the art world communes online will become more and more evident.” Future editions of Platform will focus on the London and global gallery communities in the coming weeks.
Image: Lisa Alvarado, Traditional object (Thalweg), 2020