White Cube gallery is opening a third major London venue next month on Bermondsey Street, located in the city's burgeoning Southern arts area. The new gallery, set to be the largest space yet, will open its doors on Oct. 12, 2011, during the annual crowd-drawing Frieze Art Fair.
White Cube Bermondsey was designed by London- and Berlin-based architecture firm Casper Mueller Kneer. The space is divided into three gallery segments and will also house an auditorium, bookshop and private viewing rooms.
The inaugural show, "Structure & Absence," will feature gallery artists Andreas Gursky, Wade Guyton, Damien Hirst, Sergej Jensen, Brice Marden, Gabriel Orozco, Sterling Ruby, Robert Ryman and Jeff Wall, among others. The group exhibition takes its theme from traditional Chinese scholars' rocks.
Simultaneously, White Cube is launching a new program, "Inside the White Cube," highlighting artists who do not exhibit with the gallery. Emerging Berlin-based artists Marieta Chirulescu and Kitty Kraus, as well as the American Mary Corse headline the first show.
White Cube founder and director Jay Jopling said in a press release, "The opening of White Cube Bermondsey is an affirmation of the ongoing strength of London as a creative hub and the next chapter in White Cube's history. I'm immensely excited by the opportunities it will give us to expand the range and ambition of all aspects of our program, not least the chance to make even more quality exhibitions with world-class artists."