Father-and-son partnership at the head of Pace, with galleries in New York, London, Beijing, Hong Kong, Menlo Park
They said it couldn’t be done, but Pace Gallery’s Marc Glimcher has hacked into the collecting DNA of Silicon Valley. One piece of the puzzle is Pace Art + Technology, a programme dedicated to ‘interdisciplinary art groups’ such as Random International and teamLab, as well as offerings from ‘crossover’ artists such as David Byrne. Another piece is Future\Pace, an art-in-the-public-realm partnership with Futurecity that will commission big projects from teams of artists, designers, technologists and scientists. The gallery isn’t giving up on traditional mediums or artists, however. Leo Villareal joined the gallery this autumn. And Julian Schnabel,‘wanting a more human relationship’ with his gallery (sorry, Gogo), returned to his old friend Arne. Meanwhile, plans to redevelop Pace’s flagship Chelsea space into an eight-storey commercial building come nearer to realisation. Due for completion next year, the building boasts a scale that sounds more like a museum than a gallery to us.