Chelsea, as you’ve heard by now, was devastated by Hurricane Sandy last week, and galleries on West 19th Street reported some of the worst flooding and damage. David Zwirner, whose galleries take up most of one side of the block between 10th and 11th Avenues thankfully issued a statement with some good news on Monday afternoon: his space at 519 West 19th Street will reopen Nov. 9 with an exhibition by Diana Thater. Other exhibitions that had been planned in November will open in early January, “once all our spaces have been fully renovated.” The full text is below.
As you surely know by now, Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on New York City’s Chelsea gallery district. Virtually all the galleries in the area sustained flooding, resulting in damages to spaces and art.
The rescue and rebuilding efforts that got underway immediately after the storm have been extraordinary, and we have been moved by the outpouring of sympathy and support not only from the artists of the gallery but also from the art community at large. Thank you!
Today we are happy to report that we can now look forward: We will re-open our gallery this Friday, November 9th, with an exhibition by Diana Thater, entitled Chernobyl, at 519 West 19th Street. Our space at 525 West 19th will also be operational and will be used for viewings.
Our other exhibitions planned for November, Luc Tuymans: The Summer is Over and Francis Alÿs: REEL-UNREEL, will now open in early January, once all our spaces have been fully renovated. We are excited to present these two remarkable bodies of work and both can be previewed here in the gallery.
As telephone lines in the area are still being repaired, you might have a hard time reaching us on our land line so we would encourage you to contact us via email or cell phone instead.
We are very much looking forward to hearing from you or, even better, welcoming you here on 19th Street in Chelsea.
With warm regards,