Kitti Gosztola, Botanics and Politics, 2016, Installation view, Photo: Ferenc Eln, Courtesy of Kisterem

Kisterem, Budapest

Interview with Margit Valkó, founder of the gallery Kisterem in Budapest

From young emerging artists to the well established neo-avantgarde generation of artists, Kisterem displays the diversity of the Budapest art scene in its program. In this interview Margit Valkó talks about collaboration, artists exchanges and what the gallery experienced in its first ten years.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Radu Comșa, Naked and drawing with a compass, 2016, Installation view, Courtesy Sabot

Sabot, Cluj

Interview with Daria D. Pervain, founder of the gallery Sabot in Cluj

Sabot, founded in 2009, “is a gallery that looks like a gallery but acts like a work of art.” In this interview Daria D. Pervain talks about the reason why it is important for her to connect artists with diverse approaches and why her gallery could be but probably won’t be a five star hotel in a decade.

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Nils Alix-Tabeling, Barbara Kapusta, In Middens, 2017, Installation view, Photo Simon Veres, Courtesy Gianni Manhattan and the artist

Gianni Manhattan, Vienna

Interview with Laura Windhager, founder of the gallery Gianni Manhattan in Vienna

Laura Windhager’s ambition for her newly opened gallery Gianni Manhattan is motivated by an interest in joining forces and collaborating by sharing resources and knowledge with others in the burgeoning art scene in Vienna. In the past two years many new project spaces and galleries have opened and the times seem right for new ideas.

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Josep Maynou, Leisure, Installation view, 2017, Courtesy Bombon Projects

Bombon Projects, Barcelona

Interview with Bernat Daviu and Joana Roda, founders of the gallery Bombon Projects in Barcelona

Be wild and have fun. This is what the founders of Bombon Projects tell their artists. Bernat Daviu, an artist with experience in an auction house, and Joana Roda, an art historian, opened their gallery in Barcelona despite the difficulties of running such a business in the Catalan city. But they seem to do just fine, thanks to their humorous approach.

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Linus Bill + Adrien Horni, Gemälde Linus + Adrien, 2017, Exhibition view, Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Photo by Jeroen de Smalen, Courtesy the artist and Ellen de Bruijne Projects

Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam

Interview with Ellen de Bruijne, founder of the gallery Ellen de Bruijne Projects in Amsterdam

Ellen de Bruijne first came into contact with contemporary art through her farther, later she has been working for art projects and museums. In 1999 she opened her own gallery in Amsterdam with a program that is focusing on new tendencies in performative art, social related art and installations.

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Jose Dávila, Nic Hess, Arcangelo Sassolino, Sign o’ the Times, 2017, Installation view, Photo Simon Vogel, Courtesy the artist and Philipp von Rosen Galerie

Philipp von Rosen, Cologne

Interview with Philipp von Rosen, founder of the gallery Philipp von Rosen

With its fair Art Cologne and a long tradition of art collecting, Cologne is one of the most important art cities in Germany. Philipp von Rosen talks about his reasons for running his gallery here, and not in the ‘somewhat overhyped Berlin’, and how it all started years ago with a girl in high school he wanted to impress.

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