A detail from a work by Andrea Büttner, titled Beggar, dated 2016.

Platform: London Announced

Launching April 17

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We are pleased to announce Platform: London, a viewing room featuring London-based galleries, hosted on David Zwirner Online. Platform is an initiative that invites friends, peers, and colleagues from galleries around the world to present a focused presentation of works by a single artist. 

“Helping out some of the industry’s smaller players is David Zwirner gallery, which began its support of 12 other New York dealers by hosting them on its website this week…,” announced the Financial Times on April 9. “Next up are another dozen galleries from London—revealed as Arcadia Missa, Carlos/Ishikawa, Emalin, Herald St, Hollybush Gardens, Kate MacGarry, mother’s tankstation, Sid Motion Gallery, Soft Opening, Southard Reid, The Approach and The Sunday Painter. Like their transatlantic counterparts, each will show one artist on Platform: London (April 17-May 15).’’

Read the full article in the Financial Times, and find further details, below:

The participants in Platform: London represent a cross section of colleagues, friends, and peers in the city’s gallery community: The Approach, Arcadia Missa, Carlos/Ishikawa, Emalin, Herald St, Hollybush Gardens, Kate MacGarry, mother’s tankstation, Sid Motion Gallery, Soft Opening, Southard Reid, and The Sunday Painter. 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 last month’s closures. Platform: London will be on view on davidzwirner.com from April 17 through May 15, 2020.

Platform emerged from conversations between gallery directors 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. 

The inaugural edition, Platform: New York, showcasing 12 galleries from the New York art community, launched in early April and is currently on view on David Zwirner Online

Image: Andrea Büttner, Beggar, 2016 (detail)

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