Directors of Lisson gallery, with spaces in London, New York and Shanghai
Most members of the London artworld have never known a time without Lisson Gallery. Logsdail & son is as old as Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, still on the same street as in 1967 and comfortably into at least its third phase. Since highlighting Minimalism and Conceptualism and the ‘Lisson Sculptors’ during the 80s, the gallery has gradually become a more unpredictable beast, home to less-definable figures such as Laure Prouvost, Cory Arcangel and Wael Shawky as well as playful neoconceptualists like Ryan Gander. Interviewed two years ago, overseer of the New York outpost Alex Logsdail said sanguinely that Lisson was ‘not a megagallery’, and indeed, despite having branches in Manhattan and Shanghai, their focus remains on nurturing artists rather than real estate. At the time of writing, their New York shows are of luminaries they helped pin to the firmament decades ago: Art & Language and Anish Kapoor. Some things you can depend on.