Sigrid Viir, Jimmy Limit "Import Export", 2016, Exhibition view, Courtesy Temnikova & Kasela

Temnikova & Kasela, Tallinn

Interview with Olga Temnikova, Co-founder of the gallery Temnikova & Kasela in Tallinn

Private art galleries are relatively rare in Estonia. But there is no rule without exeption: Temnikova & Kasela in Tallinn represent artists in a classical way by helping with their communications and artwork production. The artists come from the region as well as from abroad, with a special focus on those, whose process is enriching for the local scene.

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Dominik Lang, Bone Collectors, 2015, Exhibition view, Photo credit Ondrej Polak, Courtesy Hunt Kastner

Hunt Kastner, Prague

Interview with Camille Hunt and Kacha Kastner, founder of the gallery Hunt Kastner in Prague

Prague is not the place that pops up in your mind at first if you think of contemporary art. Out of this need an American and a Canadian opened Hunt Kastner in 2005. Kacha Kaster came to Prague in 1991, she has family here. Camille Hunt is Canadian, who came originally to teach English, and was only planning to stay for a year maximum.

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Jotge Peris, Los Pies de Judas, 2013, Installation view, Genoa, Photo credit Francesco Cardarelli, Courtesy Pinksummer

Pinksummer, Genoa

Interview with Antonella Berruti, founder of the gallery Pinksummer in Genoa

Pinksummer. A name which evocates optimism, warmth, a long season of sunsets on the sea. Did Antonella Berruti and Francesca Pennone have this image in mind when they started their contemporary art gallery in Genoa? No, they received the inspiration via email from Japan.

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Derek Sullivan, Choices, choices, choices, 2016, Photo credit Aurélien Mole, Courtesy Emmanuel Hervé

Galerie Emmanuel Hervé, Paris

Interview with Emmanuel Hervé, founder of Galerie Emmanuel Hervé in Paris

Emmanuel Hervé liked the idea of being at an art fair with a booth that’s bigger than his gallery. In 2011 he opened his very small space in Belleville, where he pays attention to international artist barely visible in France. But at the end, everything seems to be a question of “Coup de cœur“.

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Nina Canell, O Little Drops, 2016, Installation view, Courtesy the artist and Mother’s Tankstation Limited

Mother’s Tankstation Limited, Dublin

Interview with Finola Jones, founder of the gallery Mother's Tankstation Limited in Dublin

In 2006 when Finola Jones founded her gallery, Dublin seemed like a blank spot on the map of contemporary art. Since then Mother’s Tankstation Limited has brought artists like Mairead O’hEocha, Nina Canell, Uri Aran, and Noel McKenna to international recognition by showing them at art fairs and off site shows. But everything begins with an old Guinness building in Dublin and a manifesto.

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Olivier Millagou, One Way Wahine, 2016, Exhibition view, Courtesy Galerie Sultana

Galerie Sultana, Paris

Interview with Guillaume Sultana, founder of Galerie Sultana in Paris

The gallery as a laboratory for projects where artists work on their ideas, that’s how Guillaume Sultana describes the role of a gallery today. Rooted in the history of Paris as one of the most traditional places for art, Guillaume Sultana sees Belleville as the ideal place for his gallery to build a network and to strengthen the artist’s visibility through that synergy.

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Group show: Vanessa Billy and Piotr Łakomy, Alive For An Instant, 2015, Exhibition view, Courtesy Stereo

Stereo, Warsaw

Interview with Zuzanna Hadryś and Michał Lasota, founders of the gallery Stereo in Warsaw

Stereo moved from Poznań to Warsaw two years ago, driven by the need to represent their artists in the centre of the Polish art world. In this interview Zuzanna Hadryś and Michał Lasota give an insight in the role of a gallery in the artists’ development, talk about the loss of government support for young galleries and their plans for the future.

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Hanne Lippard, Foam, 2016, Photo credit Georg Petermichl, Courtesy LambdaLambdaLambda

LambdaLambdaLambda, Pristina

Interview with Isabella Ritter and Katharina Schendl, founders of the gallery LambdaLambdaLambda in Pristina

A country torn apart by war that is now a place full of young people and possibilities, Kosovo is usually not considered to be in the central spot of the art map. Yet two Austrian women fell in love with Pristina and opened here, in October 2014, the first international gallery of Kosovo.

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Bailey Scieszka, Injured?, Billboard installation, Offsite work from: Ever get the feeling we’re not alone in this world?, Group show, Courtesy What Pipeline

What Pipeline, Detroit

Interview with Alivia Zivich and Daniel Sperry, founders of the gallery What Pipeline in Detroit

Two artists living across the hall from each other discussing about art in Detroit on the shared balcony. A gallery which is not a gallery. A parking lot in Southwest/Mexicantown. A taco truck.

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Slavs and Tatars, Too Much Tłumacz, 2012, Exhibition view, Courtesy Raster

Raster, Warsaw

Interview with Łukasz Gorczyca and Michał Kaczyński, founders of the gallery Raster in Warsaw

Warsaw is a city with one of the most exciting contemporary art scenes. At Raster, Łukasz Gorczyca and Michał Kaczyński promote Polish artists of the new generation. With an interest in contemporary alternative culture, Raster’s program has expanded beyond Warsaw to working with new intriguing figures of the international art world.

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