Milan’s Cardi Gallery Opens New Space in London

Confidence in London's art market remains strong despite Brexit.

Cardi Gallery, London. Photo: courtesy of Cardi Gallery.

After two years of renovation, Milan’s Cardi Gallery has announced the opening of its new 10,000 square foot venue in London. It is the gallery’s third space, and the first abroad.

The Italian art dealers will inaugurate the six-floor, historic 17th-century Mayfair townhouse with a show titled “Arte Povera, American Minimalism, ZERO Group,” which will open on October 5, to coincide with the start of Frieze Week.

According to a statement the development of the gallery necessitated the expansion to a major art capital such as London. The Italians are the latest to shun predictions of a post-Brexit market meltdown by investing in a space in the British capital—even though the gallery cemented its expansion plans long before Brexit became a reality.

Cardi Gallery, London. Photo: courtesy of Cardi Gallery.

Cardi Gallery, London. Photo: courtesy of Cardi Gallery.

The specialists in post-war European and American art emphasized that the space will be dedicated to the promotion of proponents of Arte Povera, American Minimalism, and the German Zero group—similar to the Milan gallery.

“We are very happy for this ambitious achievement, which bears the results of the great efforts by the partners and the entire gallery staff,” director and owner Nicolo Cardi said in a statement. “Opening a venue in London with a severe and solid program is a necessity, and will be followed by other international endeavors. Being Italian, we are proud to represent, promote and protect the legacy of Italian art from the 60s ad the 70s that has been, and still is, a great source of inspiration for young talents all over the world.”

Cardi Gallery follows Salzburg and Paris based Thaddaeus Ropac, New York’s Per Skarstedt, and Paris’ Kamel Mennour and soon, Almine Rech, to set up shop in the British capital, with all dealers having reiterated their confidence in London’s art market.


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