ON THE MARKET: All's Fair
By Sarah Douglas
October 5, 2005
Bowery to Become the Next West Broadway?
We so totally predicted this back in like May or June. What screams 'build it and they will come' like the New Museum's new museum, the seven story affair designed by Japanese architects Sejima + Nichizawa/SANAA that is to rise in two years or so at Bowery and Prince? Now, lo and behold, Jane Kim, a veteran of Galerie Xippas and Thaddeus Ropac in Paris, is opening Thrust Projects a few blocks south from the New Museum site, at Bowery between Grand and Hester. Kim says she looked closer toPrince but ultimately decided she wanted to go with something more "gritty and authentic." Did she look in Chelsea, we wonderedŠ "Chelsea is saturated," Kim says. "It's impossible to feel you can do something interesting there. The whole idea of having a gallery is taking risks, doing something difficult." Her first exhibition, which opens October 27, is of French/Irish artist Malachi Farrell, who has shown his mechanized installations at the Centre Pompidou and other prestigious venues. Kim feels that the wide, bustling Bowery could become the next West Broadway, the thoroughfare on Soho's west side, where galleries sprouted up in the 80s. Only time will tell.
By Walter Robinson
Oct. 20, 2005
THRUST PROJECTS ON THE BOWERY
Could the Bowery be the next Manhattan art destination? The new New Museum of Contemporary Art thinks so, and now Thrust Projects has opened at 114 Bowery, between Grand and Hester Streets. The space is captained by Jane Kim, former director of the Paris-based Galerie Xippas, and gets off the ground with "Nothing Stops a New Yorker," Oct. 27-Dec. 20, 2005, featuring political sculpture by Malachi Farrell. For details, contact Thrust Projects at (212) 431-4802 or firstname.lastname@example.org