Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac announced the opening of a new exhibition space in Pantin, in the northeast of Paris, in October 2012. Formerly a 19th century ironware factory, the new location will allow for the display of large-scale works alongside a program of related events.
The architects Buttazoni & Associés have worked on the redevelopment of the new space, preserving the historical character of the buildings. The new location will embrace a total surface of 4.700 m2 (50.000 square feet) and will offer an exhibition surface of 2000 m2 (22.000 sq ft). The space is divided into four luminous halls of 7 to 12 meter high ceilings (22 ft to 40 ft). The project also includes a multimedia space for performance, dance, lectures, conferences, screenings and other activities that will attract a wider audience. Following the two opening exhibitions of Anselm Kiefer and Joseph Beuys, the Gallery will host a major group exhibition called Disaster – from Andy Warhol to Banks Violette, on view from February 2013.