The Easel

What’s at Stake for the Art World in Embracing Pace Gallery’s Colossal New Space

Critics seem un-nerved by Pace’s new eight story gallery in New York, complete with five concurrent exhibitions. Pace wants its galleries to be spaces where people want to congregate, “like church.” So what’s it like? “[I]t feels oddly akin to visiting an upscale department store … floors often have designated specialities or sections … the only certainty I saw was the unfathomable scale of coming change.”