Last week, on May 4, 2023, Almine Rech-Picasso discussed the gallery and its story with The Brooklyn Rail Editor-at-Large Phyllis Tuchman, in the talk “Aesthetic Confessions: Almine Rech”. The program was closed by a special poetry reading by Michael Kelleher.
Almine Rech believes that art is a space for freedom of expression. It is what she likes most about her work: being in permanent contact with people who enjoy this freedom and use it to contribute to contemporary creativity. In her view, art is thus embodied in history. She opened her first gallery with an associate in the Marais in Paris in November 1989, presenting an exhibition centered on a James Turrell ‘Space Division’ light piece. Since then, the gallery has expanded its spaces throughout Europe, United Kingdom, United States and Asia.
Watch the full conversation here