London antiquities gallery, Charles Ede, has appointed Natalie Godfrey as its new gallery manager. She started her career in the art world at Christie’s where she worked for over nine years and subsequently held registrar positions at Marian Goodman Gallery, Pace Gallery and Lisson Gallery. Godfrey replaces George Ludlow who left to join medieval specialist Sam Fogg after six years at Charles Ede.
“Natalie has worked in some fantastic galleries and we’re very lucky and excited to have her join the team,” said gallery director, Charis Tyndall.
Contemporary gallery Thaddaeus Ropac, which has locations in London, Paris and Salzburg, is expanding into South Korea.
Its new space opening in October, is located in Seoul’s Hannam-dong district close to the National Museum of Korea and the Leeum Samsung Museum of Art.
Ropac joins a clutch of international galleries that have recently opened outlets in Seoul to capture South Korea’s thriving art market. The gallery’s Asia director, Kyu Jin Hwang, said: “There is such energy and enthusiastic engagement with contemporary art in the city, to which we will be contributing a varied exhibitions and events programme.”
UK gallery Messums has appointed Dr Julie Bonzon to head up its new photography department.
The department will hold exhibitions throughout the year across the gallery’s venues in Wiltshire, London and Harrogate. It will offer primary and secondary market sales, research and cataloguing along with online pay-to-view talks by photographers.
Messums views the genre as shifting from the niche into the mainstream. The gallery said: “The establishment of Messums Photography is a recognition that the vitality of material being produced by artists in this medium is attracting the attention of collectors looking to expand their knowledge and interests.”
Messums will kick off its main photography programme with a Photo London show of works by Magnum Photos founder Robert Capa from September 9-12.