Lehmann Maupin reveals a new seasonal space in Milan, marking the art gallery’s first physical location in Italy. Set to open its doors this April, the location is spearheaded by partner Jessica Kreps and illustrates the gallery’s dedication to acquainting their artists with new geographies as well as engaging with art scenes across the globe.
The Milan outpost follows the success of Lehmann Maupin’s recent pop-ups in Aspen, Colorado; Palm Beach, Florida; Taipei, Taiwan; and Beijing, China; and will be followed by the launch of another temporary location in the heart of London’s Mayfair district on Cork Street, home to the highest concentration of contemporary art galleries in Europe. To inaugurate the space, Lehmann Maupin Milan will feature new works from celebrated international artists in a group exhibition, including a room-sized presentation by Nari Ward, a painting by Hernan Bas, and the latest works by other gallery artists such as Mandy El-Sayegh, Loriel Beltrán, and Todd Gray. The opening of the new location will also coincide with Nari Ward’s first solo museum show in Europe as well as Kim Yun Shin’s participation in the 60th Venice Biennale.
“Milan holds a unique position in the arts and culture industry,” said Rachel Lehmann, co-founder of Lehmann Maupin, in a statement. “It’s known for its constant reinvention of design and contemporary art, and it has quickly evolved into a dynamic cultural hub with a fast growing economy.” Indeed, the opening of Lehmann Maupin Milan overlaps with both the start of Miart, the city’s international modern and contemporary art fair, and Salone de Mobile, Milan’s annual furniture fair.
Lehmann Maupin Milan will open on April 12, 2024, at Circolo, 48 Via della Spiga, Milan, Italy.