Interestingly, when almost the whole world come to standstills, London’s leading commercial galleries all reopen next week. White Cube is to open its Bermondsey space and Mason’s Yard branch, while Gagosian launches three brand new exhibitions across its London venues. Other galleries opened on 15 June include Cristea Roberts, Hauser & Wirth and Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac.
The galleries say they will enforce “strict” social distancing. You will need to make an appointment to visit, and numbers in exhibitions will be strictly limited. Masks are also required. These rules will put off some casual visitors. They’re well suited to the dealers’ real business of selling contemporary art to collectors – first across the threshold are likely to be collectors, if they’re not already there.