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Contemporary Art Galleries is a blog about international galleries of contemporary art. The blog collects a series of interviews with gallery owners.
Contemporary Art Galleries is a blog about international galleries of contemporary art. The blog collects a series of interviews with gallery owners.

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"We believe that a gallery program doesn’t have to be about forging a unique identity, as art is beyond those boundaries. We think the context of good art has to be eclectic.“ Pedro Maisterra and Belén Valbuena

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"Certainly, the gallery has a strong orientation in sculpture and its classical language, but I would not define a gallery by genre. We seek to create together with the artists we represent exhibitions that are conceived as unique and non reproducible works.“ Rolando Anselmi

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"The art scene in Lisbon has developed from a solid base of great colleagues and institutions, and at this moment is expanding internationally thanks to the many people who are moving to live here. There is still a lot to do, but the terrain is terrifically fertile.“ Matteo Consonni

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“I am very interested in ideas. Obviously, I want the artwork to look good, but I am more interested in what the artist is thinking about, and then how they express that aesthetically.” Claudia Altman-Siegel

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"Our programme is very closely tied to our generation, the artists we have met in the various places we have lived. The relationships are very personal and inform how we work together, and vice versa.“ Emma Astner and Kendall Koppe 

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"The number of commercial galleries has increased since I started my career, although not so many new art collectors have emerged. In local regions in Japan, as with the global scene, many art events are influenced by international art exhibitions such as biennales or triennales. In city centers, multiple art fairs are held.“ Hideki Aoyama


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"When I returned to South Africa 12 years ago there were only a couple of galleries and the majority of represented artists were white, we now have several galleries representing a more diverse group of artists operating internationally.“ Jonathan Garnham

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"We work as a sort of hybrid: locally as a space for experimentation in the way that a „Kunsthalle" might operate, and internationally as a gallery by doing selective art fairs to raise the profile of the artists that we work with.“ Stefan Benchoam

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"Rio is a city where many great Brazilian artists live and work, but it lacks a united gallery scene. We wanted to contribute and create a place that is alive and is used by people." Felipe Pena

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"These are challenging times and I wish there was a new model for running a gallery. I try to be creative with it and to think outside of exisiting structures." Christian Andersen
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