Dia Art Foundation announces a major new project space / New York

May 28, 2012

As the central lookout point for its constellation of sites, Dia Art Foundation plans a new 22,000 square foot project space in Chelsea. Comprising one of its former project sites (at 545 West 22nd Street), a newly acquired building (the former Alcamo Marble building at 541 West 22nd Street), and the ground floor of Dia’s existing six-story building (at 535 West 22nd Street), the new space will be designed by Roger Duffy, Design Partner at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.

“We envision Dia:Chelsea as an active center for the presentation of art,” said Philippe Vergne, Director, Dia Art Foundation. “A place where a community of artists and audiences is brought together by long-term projects and commissions, lectures, readings, performances and renewed permanent installations in the full tradition of Dia. We are giving artists time and space to dream, create and realize projects that may not otherwise be possible, and giving audiences a place where they can thoughtfully visit and revisit an artist’s works and engage in dialogue over an extended period of time, the Dia time.”

A nonprofit institution founded in 1974, Dia Art Foundation is renowned for initiating, supporting, presenting, and preserving art projects. Dia:Beacon, Riggio Galleries, opened in May 2003 in Beacon, New York, on the banks of the Hudson River as the home for Dia’s distinguished collection of art from the 1960s to the present.

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