Directors of Lisson gallery, with spaces in London and New York
Nine months after opening their first outpost in New York, the now half-century-old Lisson, where Nicholas Logsdail, son Alex and Greg Hilty are partners, opened a second venue in the city. Initially sourcing the 325sqm space as a temporary site for Haroon Mirza’s ããã – a multimedia installation based on the effects of the drug ayahuasca – they’ve kept it on, hosting exhibitions of paintings by Carmen Herrera in May and of Stanley Whitney’s drawings in September. What space they lost closing their Milan gallery this year they made up for by partnering with The Vinyl Factory at Store Studios, 180 The Strand, across three storeys of their office block in Central London to stage a show of gallery artists in October (complementing Daniel Buren and Allora & Calzadilla’s solo shows at gallery HQ across town). Lisson also signed up French video and installation maker Laure Prouvost and took on the estate of American Hard Edge painter Leon Polk Smith. Oh, and Logsdail père received an OBE from the Queen.