Louis 21 opened their space in Palma de Mallorca in 2012 with the objective of representing emerging artists. Our project consists in creating new exhibition and collaborative formats, fomenting the interaction between artists, galleries and the public. Actively involved in the production of artworks, solo exhibitions and curated projects, the gallery’s intentions are to boost the artists onto the national and international contemporary art stage. Our gallery supports investigation and experimentation with a program open to collaborations and specific projects, from the edge, aspiring to create new synergies between artists, collectors, curators and public.
At the end of 2012, L21 opened “The Envelope”. A project space of reduced dimensions to present site-specific works, located in the basement of the gallery, in the middle of the storage room. These works questioned the preexisting space and explored new perceptive probabilities.
In April 2013, L21 opened a new space in Madrid with the same spirit and strategy but geared towards a wider and differentiated public and critic. Counting with a new format, “The Window” was a project that the gallery launched to expand the limits of L21 as a space. The site specific interventions of the invited artists allowed them to confront themselves with the exterior window display which increased the agenda of L21’s projects. It was then possible to see the exhibition day and night uninterruptedly, even from the exterior, without the necessity to enter the gallery and just by strolling down Doctor Fourquet Street.
After three years of projects in Madrid, L21 closes its space to focus in their new space in Mallorca, which has moved to a 300 square meters warehouse in the Industrial Park Son Castelló in Palma, 7 minutes away from the center.
Ché Zara Blomfield