After the Coronavirus emergency, the news of the opening of the Gregor Staiger gallery in Milan is especially welcome: it represents the re-appearance of a high-profile international gallery, with a high-quality program, returning with confidence to the Lombard capital after difficult months of forced closure. “We asked ourselves about our role,” says Marie Lusa, co-founder of the gallery, “as producers of culture, we felt the responsibility to go back to complete what we had started”.
In a time when galleries tend to be global enterprises, Rome-based gallery T293 still finds its potential and identity in their local. Rather than running from one fair to the other, Marco Altavilla and Paola Guadagnino aim to create a sort of private ‘Kunsthalle’, a place of cultural production in open dialogue with the public and with other disciplines.
My trip to Iran was one of the most beautiful travels I have ever done. One of the person I have to thank for is gallerist and curator Behzad Nejadghanbar, who showed us Tehran’s contemporary art scene and also its people’s generosity. Here his story.
One of the most stunning views of the Gulf of Naples is the one you can enjoy from the gallery of Thomas Dane, located in Villa Ruffo in Via Crispi and inaugurated in 2018. A longstanding presence in the art world, Thomas Dane has been involved with London’s evolving art scene since the 1990s and has been witness to its constant changing since then. In this interview the gallerist shares his memories of some key moments of his career, his role models, and his thoughts about the future of the art market.
Cordova is a curatorial project based in Barcelona. In this interview Cory Scozzari talks about his origins with curatorial work in Vienna, his current program of solo exhibitions, performances and events, and his plans for the future.
You wouldn’t expect to come across a gallery for contemporary art inside a vape shop. Yet that is what you find in the back room of Mist Vape Shop in Hove, East Sussex, England. By settling in an existing commercial business, the directors of 650mAh, Ella Fleck and Tabitha Steinberg, are challenging the traditional gallery model. Far from the usual art epicenters, they welcome a diverse public and add something really new to the local scene.
With its first Biennial in 2018, Riga has become an essential city when thinking about contemporary art. Alma, as one of the most significant galleries for contemporary art in the Latvian capital, was one of the participating galleries. In 2005 Astrīda Riņķe opened her gallery with Ilva Krišane. Since then the gallery has focused on Latvian artists working in diverse media.
Piotr Drewko opened his gallery in 2017 because he believes that in art what we see depends on what we know and Piotr Drewko wanted to know more. Before the gallery settled down permanently in Warsaw it had been a project space, with curatorial projects taking place in selected locations across Europe. A strain of this idea remains in the gallery’s work: Along with the roster of artists Piotr Drewko represents there are also a number of artists he frequently collaborates with.
Although Japan does not have a strong art market, it has a rich gallery scene which is constantly evolving. Jeffrey Rosen and Misako Rosen have been involved with it for a long time. In this interview they tell us about its development from the first generation of galleries to the present scene, and about their idea of rooting contemporary art in everyday life.
Goswell Road is a space run by Coralie Ruiz and Anthony Stephinson, two artists who opened up their atelier to other artists. Departing from the traditional concept of the gallery, Goswell Road aims to compensate for the lack of representation of many artists in Paris. In this interview they talk about moving their space over several places in Paris and even having a Goswell House in the countryside.