Fad Magazine: What's Right with Art: New Galleries in London
Tabish Khan loves art and visits hundreds of exhibitions a year. In this column, he points out failings and in this case positive attributes about the art world.
The combination of business rates relief and local councils and landowners not wanting empty retail spaces has meant art is finding new spaces in central locations. OHSH projects has got a temporary space on New Oxford Street, Lungley has moved from East London to an upstairs Soho space and Kensington and Chelsea Art Week has taken over retail window spaces to display artworks.
There’s positive moves among the high end art market too with Pace taking over the old Blain|Southern space, Frieze setting up permanent residence on Cork Street with a gallery opening later this year and the Cromwell Place model bringing in some great galleries and artists to South Kensington.
This is not to say it hasn’t been a difficult time for many in the art world. However, it is good to see that even in these trying times London’s art scene still remains as vibrant as ever.