Faurschou Foundation to Launch Green Street Gallery With Free Global Art Show (12/15)

148 Green St., the home of the new global art gallery, Faurschou Foundation.

A global art foundation and gallery that will offer free programming is scheduled to open on Sunday, Dec. 15, displaying works by many notable artists including Ai Weiwei, Louise Bourgeois, and Yoko Ono.

The Faurschou Foundation (148 Green St.) was started in 2011 by Jens Faurschou, “a Danish collector, art advisor, and philanthropist,” according to the gallery’s website. Fuarschou also has spaces in other global cities including Copenhagen, Beijing, and Venice.

The opening Greenpoint-based show, “The Red Bean Grows in the South,” runs Dec. 15  – April 11, and the list of artists exhibiting includes:

Ai Weiwei, Georg Baselitz, Louise Bourgeois, Cecily Brown, Cai Guo-Qiang, Tracey Emin, Omer Fast, Anselm Kiefer, Edward & Nancy Kienholz, Christian Lemmerz, Paul McCarthy, Richard Mosse, Yoko Ono, Robert Rauschenberg, Alison Saar, Danh Vo, and Yu Hong

The original opening was anticipated for last November but was pushed back for renovations to finish up at the 12,000 square-foot warehouse.

Construction at 148 Green St. began last summer to renovate the former warehouse, most recently home to the wholesaler 79 South China Import INC., which has since relocated to Long Island.

A press release from the gallery states that all exhibitions will be free and open to the public:

 “We’re excited to announce that we’re expanding to New York City. The newly renovated 12,000 square-foot industrial warehouse will give us a new platform to showcase large-scale installations and experiential works from our collection, thematic group shows, and solo presentations of acclaimed artists from across the globe.

We hope to further enhance the rich cultural landscape of NYC by providing unique experiences for local, regional, and international visitors. As with all of our exhibition spaces, Faurschou New York will be free and open to the public.”

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