Pace is a leading international art gallery representing some of the most influential contemporary artists and estates from the past century, holding decades-long relationships with Alexander Calder, Jean Dubuffet, Barbara Hepworth, Agnes Martin, Louise Nevelson, and Mark Rothko. Pace enjoys a unique U.S. heritage spanning East and West coasts through its early support of artists central to the Abstract Expressionist and Light and Space movements.
Since its founding by Arne Glimcher in 1960, Pace has developed a distinguished legacy as an artist-first gallery that mounts seminal historical and contemporary exhibitions. Under the current leadership of President and CEO Marc Glimcher, Pace continues to support its artists and share their visionary work with audiences worldwide by remaining at the forefront of innovation. Now in its seventh decade, the gallery advances its mission through a robust global program—comprising exhibitions, artist projects, public installations, institutional collaborations, performances, and interdisciplinary projects. Pace has a legacy in art bookmaking and has published over five hundred titles in close collaboration with artists, with a focus on original scholarship and on introducing new voices to the art historical canon. The gallery has also spearheaded exploration into the intersection of art and technology through new business models, exhibition interpretation tools, and representation of artists engaging with technology.
Today, Pace has nine locations worldwide including London, Geneva, a strong foothold in Palo Alto, and two galleries in New York—its headquarters at 540 West 25th Street, which welcomed almost 120,000 visitors and programmed 20 shows in its first six months, and an adjacent 8,000 sq. ft. exhibition space at 510 West 25th Street. Pace was one of the first international galleries to establish outposts in Asia, where it operates permanent gallery spaces in Hong Kong and Seoul, as well as an office and viewing room in Beijing. In 2020, Pace opened temporary exhibition spaces in East Hampton and Palm Beach, with continued programming on a seasonal basis. In fall 2021, Pace will continue to expand its European presence with the opening of a larger gallery space in London.
Main Image (above): James Turrell, February 11 - Aug 14, 2020, Pace Gallery, London © James Turrell. Photo: Damian Griffiths.
From minimalism, collage and paint to contemporary ballet and mural, Adam Pendleton’s eclectic, multi-disciplinary style is as experimental as they come. Flowing between mediums, the New York based artist (born 1984, Richmond, Virginia) engages with different facets of language and appropriated imagery in order to recontextualise history and prompt gallery-goers to question how they perceive the past. ‘Black Dada’ is his own conceptual framework through which he explores the past and the future, language, form and imagery - reconfiguring European dadaism and connecting the movement’s origins to Blackness. In many of his paintings, Pendleton fills his canvases with words and abstract motifs set against a monochromatic palette, evoking civil rights movements and social unrest.
What is the best/most inspiring exhibition you have visited?
One, not too long ago, was Joan Jonas at Tate Modern (2018)
Share a hidden gem with us
N. H. Pritchard
What is your motto?
Currently, it might be "We are not," which is a phrase that has been reappearing in my paintings over the past couple of years
What is your favourite piece of art of all time?
An impossible question! Julius Eastman's Femenine is very beautiful
Desert island luxury item
A small library
If I wasn't an artist, I would be...
A magazine editor
Which five people dead or alive would you invite to your dinner party and why? (frequently used but always interesting)
June Jordan, Sun Ra, John Cage, Amiri Baraka and Gertrude Stein
What inspires you?
Carl Stone, Himalaya (2019)
What do you aspire to be?
What is your greatest extravagance?
Lunches at yam’Tcha