After long-term COVID-19 closures, Blum & Poe is pleased to announce the opening of the Los Angeles and Tokyo galleries via limited reservations. The exhibition presented in both spaces, 5,471 miles, refers to the physical distance between these two hubs, and the defining criteria for focusing the two group exhibitions respectively on work by mainly local artists. The curatorial theme is a paradox in that it is both an internationally minded twin-city exhibition but is also inherently restricted to local practicalities via the travel and shipping obstacles of the pandemic. Few people would be able to name the physical distance between LA and Tokyo because it is so easily bridged by air travel; yet never in our lifetimes has that distance felt so far and so difficult to surmount. The exhibition in each city is defined equally by the works that are there as by those that are not there.
The Los Angeles and Tokyo galleries will be open to the public through limited reservations. The health and safety of our visitors and staff is of paramount importance, therefore the gallery will implement restrictions on the number of daily appointments and time alloted to each visit. The gallery will limit appointments to 30 minutes in Los Angeles, and 20 minutes in Tokyo. Each slot is reserved for one visitor plus two accompanying guests in Los Angeles, and one visitor plus one accompanying guest in Tokyo. If you are unable to visit either physical space, we invite you to schedule a virtual visit on our reservations page. We follow all federal and local safety regulations, maintaining adequate social distancing measures and providing a touch-free experience. All members of our staff are screened daily for fever and symptoms of COVID-19, and will be wearing appropriate PPE. All visitors are required to bring their own mask. We look forward to seeing you.
To make a reservation and for visiting information, please click here.
Press release courtesy Blum & Poe.