Goodman Gallery announce the opening of a London gallery in autumn 2019.
Globally renowned as the pre-eminent art gallery on the African continent, Goodman Gallery’s new location at 26 Cork Street will complement its two existing spaces in Cape Town and Johannesburg.
Goodman Gallery will be the first permanent gallery to activate the Cork Street redevelopment in W1S. The historic street which brought exhibitions by Francis Bacon and Joan Miró to London for the first time will be enlivened by the gallery’s cutting-edge programme.
Owner and Director Liza Essers says: “It is time for a gallery from the African continent to play more of a front-line role in shaping international arts discourse. In this global moment of heightened nationalist sentiment propelled by populist politics, it is more important than ever to reach across borders.”
On its Cork Street location, Essers comments, “It is a thrilling responsibility to be expanding on, and challenging, the history of Cork Street by bringing new perspectives from Africa and beyond.”