Max Mayer, Düsseldorf

Interview with Max Mayer, founder of the gallery Max Mayer in Düsseldorf

The son of famous gallery owner Hans Mayer, Max Mayer opened his gallery in 2011 after having studied Art History and Curatorial Studies. His aim was to develop long lasting collaborative relationships with the artists he admired. And in order to do that, he at first decided he did not need a physical space. In this interview he reveals what he learned from his father, from his artists, and his thoughts on running a gallery after the financial crisis.


Stalla Madulain, Engadin

Interview with Chasper Schmidlin and Gian Tumasch Appenzeller, founder of the gallery Stalla Madulain in Engadin

Today Engadin might be better known as a luxurious skiing resort, but the region actually is known also for its cultural and artistic tradition. In fact, Hermann Hesse, Thomas Mann, Friedrich Nietzsche, and of course Giovanni Segantini and the Giacometti family are associated with the area. Contemporary art is also spreading quickly in the region, with new boutique fairs for art and design and international art galleries opening branches to lure the rich tourists. But one gallery is deeply rooted in the local tradition, Stalla Madulain, founded by two young men in the small village of Madulain.


Leto, Warsaw

Interview with Marta Kołakowska, founder of the gallery Leto in Warsaw

In a very candid interview, Marta Kołakowska – who has been described by Los Angeles curator Martha Kirzenbaum in The New York Times as “one of the most generous and unmissable forces in the Polish art world” – told us about what it’s like to run a gallery in Poland in these troubled times. But she hasn’t lost hope.


Berthold Pott, Cologne

Interview with Berthold Pott, co-founder of the gallery Berthold Pott in Cologne

A gallery deeply rooted in the Cologne art scene, striving to continue the fruitful artistic exchange that took place between the Rhine city and New York in the 1960s and 1970s. In this interview Berthold Pott told us about his program, about the state of painting today, and about his strategy to success as a mid-size gallery in the global art world.


Giorgio Galotti, Turin

Interview with Giorgio Galotti, founder of the gallery Giorgio Galotti in Turin

Giorgio Galotti gave up a law career to work in the arts. After settling in Turin two years ago, Galotti opened a gallery and started a small, curated art fair called Dama, taking place from November 2nd to 5th in the historic Palazzo Saluzzo Paesana. The reason? Because Galotti believes that collaborative projects like this are the future of galleries.


BWSMX, Mexico City

Interview with Brett William Schultz, founder of the gallery BWSMX in Mexico City

One of the latest additions to the exciting art landscape of Mexico City is the gallery BWSMX, founded by Brett William Schultz. Since Schultz moved to Mexico ten years ago, he has been very active in creating new initiatives to strengthen the local art scene. This has also involved developing a new model for his gallery, based on mutual respect, trust, and enthusiasm. Here he told us about his vision.


Ermes-Ermes, Vienna

Interview with Ilaria Leoni, founder of the gallery Ermes-Ermes in Vienna

After wandering as a nomadic gallery in Rome and in Milan for two years, Ermes-Ermes was opened as a permanent space in Vienna in March 2017 to show Italian and international artists. The gallery founder Ilaria Leoni told us about her vision.


Green Art Gallery, Dubai

Interview with Yasmin Atassi, owner of Green Art Gallery in Dubai

The first gallery from Dubai to show in Art Basel in 2012 and one of the major players in the development of the art scene in the Emirates, Green Art Gallery has a long story to tell. In fact its origins date back to the 1980s in Syria.

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