The Ropac Galerie has two locations, one in the marais district in Paris and another one that opened in 2012 outside of Paris, in Pantin. This new space as long central spaces, glass roofs and high ceilings.
The "Empire State" exhibition was initiated by the Palazzo delle Esposizioni museum. Curated by British curator Norman Rosenthal and Miami-based curator, writer and editor Alex Gartenfeld, this exhibition explores the constantly shifting realities and mythologies of New York City. It presents the work of twenty five renowned and emerging New York City artists, including Jeff Koons, Julian Schnabel, Rob Pruitt, and Nate Lowman. The artists thru painting, sculpture, photography, video, and installations examine their city’s enduring relevance to the world at a moment when urban life is being redefined rapidly everywhere.
The exhibition takes its title from the iconic mythologizing 2009 hip-hop anthem of the same name by rapper Jay-Z and musician Alicia Keys, and references Empire, Antonio Negri and Michael Hardt’s 2000 treatise on American-led global capitalism. Most of the art on view is newly commissioned, complemented by other significant works made in the past three years.
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac
69, avenue du Général Leclerc 93500 Pantin
Enter the following street numbers 110 or 112 avenue Général Leclerc, 93500 Pantin.
After passing under the bridge, you will find the gallery on your left, facing the 110bis.
Open Tuesday thru Saturday, 10am-7pm
Ps: Pantin is the new up and coming area next to Paris (some are even comparing it to Brooklyn).