Marian Goodman Gallery London - Arts & Culture Hotspot

Art Gallery Find: Marian Goodman London

There are white cubes, and there are white cubes. Marian Goodman Gallery’s London outpost inhabits a Grade II-listed, former Victorian textile factory in Soho, converted by architect David Adjaye. Concrete floors and vaulted skylights are stunning new additions, but the gallery’s historic gentility has survived – the façade has been restored to its original sandstone, the building’s internal column’s remain, and fan windows polished.

The gallery is evocative of its humble showrunner. Goodman has achieved a fitting showroom for the highly revered artists she nurtures. Gerhard Richter (whose meteoric rise Goodman directed), Gabriel Orozco, John Baldessari and Jeff Wall are a few of the names on the gallery’s books. Goodman ensures the artwork outshines its – often astronomical – weight in gold.

The exhibition programme at Marian Goodman London brings eye candy and audacity alike to its white walls. Whether it’s Italian artist Ettore Spaletti with his colourful planes and plinths, or South African artist William Kentridge playing out his country’s concerns in a danse macabre-style film installation. Goodman’s contacts list is an index of 20th-century greats – look out for Steve McQueen, Joseph Beuys and Anselm Kiefer in future exhibitions on the London programming. And, if you need some post-art reflection, the benches of flower-strewn Golden Square, just two doors down, will do nicely.

Marian Goodman London
5-8 Lower John Street, London W1F 9DY
+44 (0) 20 7099 0088

Marian Goodman Gallery London - Arts & Culture Hotspot

‘Untitled’, 2015 by Dahn Vo at Marian Goodman Gallery London – Photo: Jonathan Velardi

Marian Goodman Gallery London - Arts & Culture Hotspot

Ettore Spalletti exhibition ‘Evert dawn, is first / Ogni alba, è la prima’ – Photo: Marian Goodman Gallery London

Marian Goodman Gallery London - Arts & Culture Hotspot

‘Nudo (Prigione)’, 1987 by Luciano Fabro at Marian Goodman Gallery London – Photo: Alessandro Rabottini

Kate Weir | Contributor

As part of Mr & Mrs Smith’s editorial team, Kate Weir has been dispatched to some of the world’s most luxurious and unique hotels. Aside from subsidising her travel addiction, she’s previously flitted from gallery to gig as an arts correspondent for Spoonfed London, covered artsy miscellany The Journal of Wild Culture and Eye See Sound, and surveys west London’s cultural scene for the Kensington & Chelsea Review.

(Feature Image courtesy of Marian Goodman London. )

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