3. Yves Saint Laurent Museum, Marrakesh, Morocco
Studio KO have created a veiled façade for the new museum dedicated to Yves Saint Laurent in Marrakesh. The designer and his partner Pierre Bergé lived in the city for many years, restoring the elegant Jacques Majorelle garden, alongside which will sit the museum. A new Paris space is also on the way, recreating YSL’s studio in its heyday.
Opening autumn 2017
4. National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST), Athens, Greece
The EMST in Athens may not fire up the art market directly but it is expected to make Greek artists more visible.
The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST) began its operation in 2000. Permanent home of the Museum is the former Fix brewery on Syngrou Ave., the reconstruction of which was completed in February 2014.
The building occupies 18.142 sqm. on a 3.123 sqm surface. From September 30th, 2008, EMST was hosted in sections of the building of the Athens Conservatory, while from 2003 until 2008 it was hosted in the new building of the Athens Concert Hall. It had also presented exhibitions and events at the Athens School of Fine Arts and in the public space. The Museum’s collection is formed around a very important nucleus of works by Greek and foreign artists, such as Stephen Antonakos, Constantin (Dikos) Byzantios, Vlassis Caniaris, Chryssa, Mona Hatoun, Gary Hill, Emily Jacir, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Nikos Kessanlis, Jannis Kounellis, Shirin Neshat, Lucas Samaras, Costas Tsoclis, Bill Viola, a.o, which is constantly enriched.
The new building will dispose two and more of its floors, for the presentation of its permanent collection, while it will also have spaces for temporary exhibitions, conferences, events, educational programs for children and adults, a library, a project room, a media lounge etc. It will be equipped with a café and a restaurant.
5. Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto
The Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada opens in Fall 2017.
With a track-record developed over a ten-year period in Toronto’s West Queen West neighbourhood, MOCA is set to expand its footprint into the iconic, heritage, Tower Automotive Building situated in Toronto’s Junction Triangle.
The Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada (formerly known as the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art – MOCCA) was founded from the former Art Gallery of North York in 1999. In 2005, the Museum relocated to the West Queen West Art + Design District in downtown Toronto, in the heart of one of North America’s most dynamic arts communities. Since arriving on Queen Street West the Museum became a stimulus for the neighbourhood’s art community, for local businesses and for contemporary art and artists in Canada.
In 2015 the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada announced a unique partnership with Castlepoint Numa to create a new home for the Museum. The museum will be moving its operations to 158 Sterling Road where it will occupy the first five floors of the iconic Tower Automotive building.