Victoria Miro is pleased to announce the opening of a new gallery in Venice. The inaugural exhibition will be Chris Ofili: Poolside Magic (10 May - 1 July 2017). The gallery will be housed in the former Galleria il Capricorno, the renowned gallery first opened by Bruna Aickelin in 1971, which has championed the very best contemporary art over the past five decades. Speaking about the new gallery, Victoria Miro said: "For some time now, Bruna and I have been talking about the legacy of Galleria il Capricorno. We have worked together over many years, and I have long admired her strong and simple approach to presenting works in this small jewel box of a gallery in the heart of Venice. I am immensely grateful to her for entrusting us with this unique and beautiful gallery and look forward to extending the opportunity to our artists to respond to and show in this inspirational setting."
Image: Chris Ofili, Poolside Magic 8, 2012. Charcoal, watercolour and pastel on paper. Courtesy the Artist and Victoria Miro, London © Chris Ofili