The Dairy - A new not-for-profit exhibition space in London
23 April 2013
On Thursday 25th April, a brand new not-for-profit art space will open in London’s former Express Dairies milk depot, a dramatic 12,500 sq ft warehouse in Bloomsbury. Founded by contemporary art collector Frank Cohen and art consultant and collector Nicolai Frahm, the space will showcase works from their enviable collections, including Modern British and the YBAs, leading European and American contemporary artists and emerging Chinese and Indian talent. The Dairy will provide ‘not only an environment for the connoisseurs of the art world, but also a place where artists, galleries, curators, collectors and the general public can come together.’ The space will play host to major solo exhibitions and will also engage the local community through educational and creative workshops and opportunities. The interior has been adapted by architect Jenny Jones in a design which pays homage to the building’s history whilst also introducing strong contemporary features. The inaugural exhibition will display work by Swiss artist John Armleder, who celebrates reality ‘in its everyday and most commonplace manifestations’. Inevitably, comparisons with the Saatchi Gallery have already been drawn, however Cohen remains confident that the space will being something new and unique to the capital - after all, where else can you view fine art in a converted milk fridge?