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White Cube, Lehmann Maupin, and Almine Rech are among the global galleries heading for the hills this summer.

Lehmann Maupin and Carpenters Workshop's shared gallery space in Aspen. Courtesy the galleries.

A growing number of art galleries are opening seasonal spaces in Aspen, Colorado, in pursuit of deep-pocketed U.S. collectors. The move builds on positive experiences with pop-ups in destinations like the Hamptons, New York, and Palm Beach, Florida.

White Cube's Aspen Shows

White Cube, which has galleries in London and Hong Kong, will open a pop-up space in Aspen for the first time this year.

'Following the success of our project space in West Palm Beach, Florida, this felt like an exciting moment to create a public programme in Aspen for the summer,' said Daniela Gareh, White Cube's global sales director.

Gareh said the timing made sense to them with Aspen Art Museum about to open a solo show of one of their artists, Cerith Wyn Evans.

Imi Knoebel, Figura Psi (2019). Acrylic on aluminium. 239 x 173 x 4.4 cm. Copyright the artist. Photo by Theo Christellis, copyright White Cube.

Wyn Evans will be paired with Takis in the first of three exhibitions in White Cube's 'Correspondences' programme. That first show, taking place from 8 June to 4 July, will also pair Dóra Maurer with Imi Knoebel, and Josiah McElheny with Al Held.

The second show, from 10 to 29 July, pairs Kaari Upson with Tracey Emin, Rachel Kneebone with Magnus Plessen, and Jessica Rankin with Etel Adnan.

And the third show, from 3 August to 5 September, unites another three pairs of artists: Isamu Noguchi and Antony Gormley, Anselm Kiefer and Ibrahim Mahama, and Theaster Gates and Haim Steinbach.

Teresita Fernandez, Black Beach (Unpolished Diamond) 3 (2020). Solid charcoal, wood, and mixed media on aluminum panel. 182.9 x 342.9 x 5.7 cm. Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul, and London.

Lehmann Maupin's Aspen Shows

On 1 July, Lehmann Maupin will open its summer pop-up in collaboration with Carpenters Workshop Gallery, which focuses on design and 'functional art'.

'The city is home to some of the top collectors in the world, and therefore we plan exhibitions that are conceptually engaging for them and will open up a discourse surrounding the artists' practices, materials and concepts,' said Carla Camacho, a partner at Lehmann Maupin.

The galleries' inaugural exhibition together, entitled Second Nature, will explore the intersection of nature and technology. It features artists Mandy El-Sayegh, Teresita Fernández, Rick Owens, Lee Bul, Liu Wei, Nacho Carbonell, DRIFT, and Vincenzo de Cotiis.

A show called Material Space will follow, opening on 5 August to coincide with Artcrush, an annual event hosted by Aspen Art Museum. The exhibition will feature works in the minimalist tradition by McArthur Binion, Mary Corse, Shirazeh Houshiary, and Liza Lou.

Nathaniel Mary Quinn, In The Valley (2021). Black charcoal, gouache, soft pastel on Coventry Vellum Paper 50.8 x 50.8 cm. Photo by Dan Bradica.

Almine Rech's Aspen Shows

Almine Rech will hold three solo shows in Aspen this summer, starting with Nathaniel Mary Quinn's In The Valley (2021) from 4 to 20 June. It will be followed by a Genesis Tramaine show from 16 July to 1 August, and a show by Wes Lang from 27 August to 12 September.

'We moved into the Aspen scene with the thinking and understanding that our program would resonate very well in this new environment and our programming would fit in easily with little adjustment,' said gallery founder Almine Rech Ruiz-Picasso.

'We love the Aspen context, even the historical one—there have been artists, writers, designers there since the '50s,' she continued.

Other notable galleries in Aspen include Baldwin Gallery, Marianne Boesky, and Honor Fraser. —[O]

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