Young Turks Take Chelsea


With the backing of two Turkish businessmen and a New York lawyer, the new C24 gallery will open in Chelsea on Sept. 8. According to a press release, the gallery will focus on “contemporary art from beyond the usual circle of U.S. and European cities.”

Set to occupy a two-level, 9,000-square-foot space at 514 West 24th Street, C24 will be neighbors with Marianne Boesky Gallery, Gladstone and Metro Pictures. The gallery is currently developing its stable of artists, which will focus on cities like Istanbul, Mumbai and Saõ Paulo, where, according to executive director Kristen Lynn Johnson, C24 has “strong connections.”

The gallery’s inaugural exhibition, “Double Crescent: Art from Istanbul and New Orleans,” will be curated by Prospect New Orleans founder Dan Cameron, who was also in charge of the 8th Annual Istanbul Biennial (2003). The show will include both emerging artists, such as New Orleans’s Dave Greber and Regina Scully, and established artists such as Istanbul’s Ayse Erkmen, whose work has been featured at venues including Art Basel and the Sharjah Biennial. “Double Crescent” will be open through October 22.