New gallery coming to 9 White

With Ortuzar Projects moving itself to a new bigger space around the corner, BLUM gallery has taken their original space at 9 White, just east of West Broadway. The gallery will open in 2024. The space is two floors and 6200 square feet; the gallery also has LA and Tokyo locations.

“As the gallery looks ahead to its 30th anniversary next year, its renaming and launch of a new space together mark the beginning of the next chapter and celebrate its continued evolution,” Tim Blum wrote in a press release on the website.

The first show will be an inter-generational and cross-disciplinary survey of Japanese art from the 1960s to today, co-curated by Tim Blum and Mika Yoshitake. “It’s a major moment in the gallery’s history, in my personal history, my family’s, and our collective future,” Blum said in his statement. “This coming chapter will unveil new relationships with artists, new initiatives in publishing, and a beautiful new space in Tribeca which will enable us to build upon the legacy of ambitious shows that we have been staging in Los Angeles, Tokyo, and New York for years.”

Blum just recently went separate ways from his longtime partner — the gallery was called Blum & Poe — according to ARTnews. The gallery’s NYC location was until now on East 66th Street.

The gallery made an early commitment to Los Angeles as an international arts capital and has helped launch the careers of artists such as Mark Grotjahn, Friedrich Kunath, Takashi Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara, Asuka Anastacia Ogawa, Anna Park, Umar Rashid and Henry Taylor.

(I really recommend the Henry Taylor show at the Whitney up now till Jan. 28.)