An eeriness in the Plain
An exciting new gallery in Melbourne is set to open in early 2022. The brainchild of Los Angeles’ 1301PE and Auckland’s Starkwhite, 1301SW will act as the definitive home for both Australian and international art. The gallery will create a dialogue between these respective art communities through a program of unique and innovative exhibitions that showcase acclaimed international and local artists alongside each other. 1301SW will work with artists associated with the founding galleries, such as Billy Apple, Petra Cortright, Ann Veronica Janssens, Gerold Miller, Fiona Pardington, Philippe Parreno, Jessica Stockholder, Diana Thater, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Gordon Walters and Pae White, together with exhibitions by Australian-based artists Rebecca Baumann, Mikala Dwyer, Alicia Frankovich and Jonny Niesche. Curated by 1301SW’s newly appointed director Jack Willet, the gallery’s inaugural exhibition, An eeriness in the Plain, examines the sense of unease that often emanates from minimalist, abstract and conceptual tendencies in contemporary art. 1301SW opens in early 2022 and An eeriness in the Plain will run from April 9 to May 7, 2022.
NOTE: The dates provided are current and speculative. Many Australian and international arts organisations remain closed in accordance with COVID-19 restrictions. Please refer to institutional websites for further details.