Contemporary Art Galleries is a blog about international galleries of contemporary art that collects a series of interviews with gallery owners. Our aim is to tell stories, to provide insights in the art scene, and to introduce the people behind the galleries. Contemporary Art Galleries is an editorial project by Silvia Anna Barrilà and Jana Hyner, two arts journalists and friends based in Berlin. Our criteria are subjective, we do not follow market listings and do not compile rankings of our own. We initiate conversations with and about the galleries we consider relevant.
Silvia Anna Barrilà is an Italian journalist. Her focus is the art market, but she also writes about art, design, and architecture for various Italian and international media such as Il Sole 24 Ore-ArtEconomy24, Il Corriere del Ticino, ICON Panorama, and DAMn Magazine. She is also a teacher at the Master in Arts Management of Il Sole 24 Ore Business School in Milan and Rome. She is based in Berlin and Milan.
Jana Hyner run one of the first project spaces in Berlin Mitte, kunstraummitte, showing artist like Peter Friedl, Henrik Oleson or Albrecht Schäfer. She worked as director and editor in chief for Independent Collectors and the publishing house Könemann. As an author Jana has written about art for the public broadcasting, rbb and ARD, and contributed to art magazines such as von hundert and various exhibition catalogues. She is based in Berlin.
Silvia and Jana met in 2012 while working together on the BMW Art Guide by Independent Collectors, a guide to private collections of contemporary art that are open to the public. They launched their joint editorial project Contemporary Art Galleries in September 2015.
The featured artwork is “Claque & Shill (White Tiger)” by Andrea Romano. Production Year 2013, Graphite on Paper and Granite, 28 x 37.5 x 4.5 cm, Courtesy of the Artist and Gaudel de Stampa, Paris.