Marianne Boesky Gallery and Goodman Gallery combine on space in Miami’s Design District

Marianne Boesky Gallery and Goodman Gallery have launched a dual-presentation space located in Miami’s Design District through January 20, 2021. Marking the first major collaboration between the galleries led by Marianne Boesky and Liza Essers respectively, each presentation shares a commitment to showing work by distinct voices within the contemporary landscape, from Africa and the diaspora, the United States, and beyond. Located alongside recent additions to the district this season, Marianne Boesky Gallery and Goodman Gallery join an actively growing presence in Florida.

Together, the galleries will bring presentations highlighting work by their represented artists to the Miami space. Marianne Boesky Gallery’s presentation will feature works by artists Jennifer Bartlett, Gina Beavers, Sanford Biggers, The Haas Brothers, Pier Paolo Calzolari, Allison Janae Hamilton, Suzanne McClelland, Donald Moffett, Serge Alain Nitegeka, and Frank Stella. Goodman Gallery’s presentation includes William Kentridge, David Goldblatt, Alfredo Jaar, Mateo López, Mikhael Subotzky, Misheck Masamvu, and Kudzanai Chiurai. The presentation will also feature works by Ghada Amer, whom both galleries represent.

“Both Liza and I share a vision of uplifting a range of unique voices in contemporary art, and we are thrilled to collaborate on this format that engages our artists in new and exciting ways. As we continue to evolve with the current needs of the contemporary market, we look forward to safely connecting with collectors where they are in Florida this Winter,” said Marianne Boesky, founder of Marianne Boesky Gallery.

“Collaborating with Marianne and our esteemed colleagues in the Design District is a wonderful opportunity to work in new and inspiring ways. This presentation allows us to bring work from Johannesburg by artists who are making profound impact on the international stage and connect with the passionate art community in Florida,” said Liza Essers, owner and director of Goodman Gallery.

About Marianne Boesky Gallery

Since its inception in 1996, Marianne Boesky Gallery has represented and supported the work of emerging and established contemporary international artists of all media. In its first decade, the gallery was instrumental in launching the careers of major artists through an innovative exhibition program; and in 2016, the gallery expanded its flagship location to its adjacent space on West 24th Street. Now, the gallery continues to actively represent many significant artists such as Ghada Amer, Donald Moffett, Sanford Biggers and Frank Stella, among others.  

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the gallery will be transitioning its 509 layout in Chelsea into four gallery spaces to allow for regularly rotating presentations that can be experienced in a more intimate and semiprivate manner. The 507 gallery footprint will continue to host ambitious solo and group shows open to the public that will highlight the dynamic narratives and parallels across artist, media, and theme. Boesky West, opened in 2017 in Aspen, CO will also continue its rotating exhibition program showing both gallery artists and artists invited to present special projects. These recent changes highlight the gallery’s ongoing experimentation with space and architecture as well as its continued commitment to the health and safety of its dynamic roster of artists and dedicated audience from around the globe.

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About Goodman Gallery

Goodman Gallery is an international contemporary art gallery with locations in Johannesburg, Cape Town and London. The gallery represents artists whose work confronts entrenched power structures and inspires social change.

Goodman Gallery has held the reputation as a pre-eminent art gallery on the African continent since 1966. It has been pivotal in shaping contemporary South African art, bringing Lisa Brice, David Goldblatt, William Kentridge, David Koloane, Sam Nhlengethwa and Sue Williamson to the world’s attention for the first time during the apartheid era. Since Liza Essers became owner and director in 2008, the gallery roster has grown by more than 30 international artists, with a focus on women from the African Diaspora and beyond.

Goodman Gallery has a global programme working with prominent and emerging international artists whose work engages in a dialogue with African and post-colonial contexts.

Some of these artists include Ghada Amer, El Anatsui, Candice Breitz, Alfredo Jaar, Grada Kilomba, Kapwani Kiwanga, Shirin Neshat, Ernesto Neto, Tabita Rezaire, Yinka Shonibare CBE, Mikhael Subotzky and Hank Willis Thomas.

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