Mateusz Chorobski, Cream, 2018, Exhibition view, Courtesy Wschód

Wschód, Warsaw

Interview with Piotr Drewko, founder of the gallery Wschód in Warsaw

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.

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Misako & Rosen, Tokyo

Interview with Jeffrey Rosen and Misako Rosen, founders of the gallery Misako & Rosen in Tokyo

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.

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Forbidden to Forbid curated by Paul Clinton, Bouquet by Ruiz Stephinson, 2018, Courtesy Goswell Road and Balice Hertling

Goswell Road, Paris

Interview with Coralie Ruiz and Anthony Stephinson, founder of Goswell Road

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.

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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.

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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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Dickon Drury, The Who’s Who of Whos, 2016, Courtesy of the artist and Koppe Astner

Koppe Astner, Glasgow

Interview with Emma Astner and Kendall Koppe, founder of the gallery Koppe Astner in Glasgow

The story of Koppe Astner begins in Basel: After first meeting on the dance floor at Kunsthalle, for Emma Astner and Kendall Koppe the idea of working together developed quite naturally over time. In 2015 they founded Koppe Astner, which is operating from one of the hidden places in the art world, Glasgow.

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Sigrid Viir, Jimmy Limit "Import Export", 2016, Exhibition view, Courtesy Temnikova & Kasela

Temnikova & Kasela, Tallinn

Interview with Olga Temnikova, Co-founder of the gallery Temnikova & Kasela in Tallinn

Private art galleries are relatively rare in Estonia. But there is no rule without exeption: Since 2012 Temnikova & Kasela in Tallinn represent artists in a classical way by helping with their communications and artwork production. The artists come from the region as well as from abroad, with a special focus on those, whose process is enriching for the local scene.

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Dominik Lang, Bone Collectors, 2015, Exhibition view, Photo credit Ondrej Polak, Courtesy Hunt Kastner

Hunt Kastner, Prague

Interview with Camille Hunt and Kacha Kastner, founder of the gallery Hunt Kastner in Prague

Prague is not the place that pops up in your mind at first if you think of contemporary art. Out of this need an American and a Canadian opened Hunt Kastner in 2005. Kacha Kaster came to Prague in 1991, she has family here. Camille Hunt is Canadian, who came originally to teach English, and was only planning to stay for a year maximum.

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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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