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.

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Daniel Jacoby, Sydney no tendría nada que ocultar si otros no tuvieran nada que temer, Exhibition view Madrid, 2016, Photo by Roberto Ruiz, Courtesy of Maisterravalbuena and the artist

Maisterravalbuena, Madrid/Lisbon

Interview with Pedro Maisterra and Belén Valbuena, founder of the gallery Maisterravalbuena in Madrid and Lisbon

With the opening of a second space in Portugal in mid May, Maisterravalbuena has expanded not only from Madrid to Lisbon but also aims to create a network between these two art scenes. Here the two gallerists explain why Belén Valbuena moved to Lisbon and why it is important to make thousands of little decisions thoughtfully.

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Rolando Anselmi, Berlin

Interview with Rolando Anselmi, founder of Galerie Rolando Anselmi in Berlin

An Italian architect in Berlin, a concert of Martin Creed, a new gallery in Berlin Prenzlauer Berg. Rolando Anselmi told us his story, about how he arrived to the German capital in 2013 to study the cultural program of the Weimar Republic, and ended up opening a gallery for contemporary art, which now has a project space in Rome, as well.

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Madragoa, Lisbon

Interview with Matteo Consonni, co-founder of the gallery Madragoa in Lisbon

Lisbon is attracting more and more attention for its art and creative scene. Last year the Spanish art fair Arco opened a Portuguese branch here, which will be celebrating its second edition in a couple of weeks, and last October the Edp Foundation inaugurated its new museum, the Maat. The terrain is also fertile for new galleries opening their headquarters here. One is Madragoa, an initiative by Portuguese Gonçalo Jesus and Italian Matteo Consonni, who told us his story.

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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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Runo Lagomarsino, West is everywhere you look, 2016 Exhibition view at Francesca Minini, Milan

Francesca Minini, Milan

Interview with Alessandra Minini, co-owner of the Francesca Minini gallery in Milan

In the Italian art world the name Minini is immediately associated with Massimo Minini, a gallerist from Brescia in North-East Italy, who opened his gallery more than 40 years ago and has shown important Italian and international artists such as Vanessa Beecroft, Peter Halley, Sol Le Witt, Dan Graham, Daniel Buren and Anish Kapoor to the Italian public. But for the last ten years the Minini name has a new association: the Milan gallery for contemporary art Francesca Minini, run by Massimo Minini’s daughters, Francesca and Alessandra.

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Doug Ashford, Installation view at Wilfried Lentz

Wilfried Lentz, Rotterdam

Interview with Wilfried Lentz, founder of the gallery Wilfried Lentz in Rotterdam

Wilfried Lentz shows us around his gallery, his office on the third floor, the main exhibition space on the second level, and at the end, up to the 4th floor, to the „panopticon“, a more intimate space with small windows and a view of the Rotterdam harbour. „Entering the gallery is like a ritual“, Wilfried Lentz will say a little bit later in our conversation.

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Francesco Arena, 3 Ludwig reflections and one horizon, Exhibition view at Nogueras Blanchard, Madrid, Image © Roberto Ruiz

Nogueras Blanchard, l’Hospitalet de Llobregat/Madrid

Interview with Alex Nogueras and Rebeca Blanchard, founders of Nogueras Blanchard in l'Hospitalet de Llobregat and Madrid

After 10 years in the city centre of Barcelona, in 2015 Nogueras Blanchard has opened a new venue in l’Hospitalet de Llobregat, where the avant-garde meets a vibrant young and-coming art scene. Here as well as at their second branch in Madrid Alex Nogueras and Rebeca Blanchard work on a program that evolves around conceptually motivated practices which offer an interdisciplinary view.

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