Lisson Gallery is delighted to announce the opening of its first permanent space in Beijing, housed within the Blanc International Contemporary Art Space, where earlier this year the gallery presented 'Double', a pop-up exhibition by the French painter Bernard Piffaretti, from October 2021 to January 2022.
Dedicated to contemporary art, Blanc International Contemporary Art Space is located within the Tianzhu Free Trade Zone, Shunyi District and to the northeast of the city’s urban centre. Spanning 780 sq. meters, Lisson Gallery Beijing occupies the fourth floor of the building, featuring a main gallery, multiple viewing rooms and office space. The space has been renovated by Studio HVN, the Beijing-based design practice.
Lisson Gallery Beijing will be inaugurated with a solo exhibition by Anish Kapoor, presenting a series of new paintings. The show follows Kapoor’s major two-part exhibition in Beijing in 2019 across the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) Museum and Taimiao Art Museum of the Imperial Ancestral Temple, and coincides with the artist’s much-anticipated presentation across Venice’s historic Gallerie dell'Accademia and Palazzo Manfrin during this year’s Venice Biennale.
The Beijing gallery is directed by David Tung alongside Lisson’s Curatorial Director, Greg Hilty and CEO, Alex Logsdail.