As we are entering April, the time has come to take a look back to the previous month, and to see what was going on in the world of contemporary art. There were a number of amazing exhibitions, fairs; we conducted a large number of interviews, etc. But, in this article, we are focusing on the most visited galleries on Widewalls. There aren’t many surprises, as some galleries continue to find their place on our list. There are some debutants as well, so be sure to check out our list! In addition, all these galleries frequently organize amazing exhibitions, so just regularly check the pages of these galleries on Widewalls, and you will be regularly updated about what’s happening in these art spaces. So, scroll down, and see what 10 most visited galleries on WideWalls were during the month of March!
Artemisia Gallery promotes a pool of French and international artists. It is located in the Chelsea Art District in New York City. This gallery organizes solo, duo and group exhibitions throughout the year. There are always amazing art events in this great space; the last exhibition we wrote about was When Fashiom Meets the Art – which was on view in October and November, 2015, and that showcased a group of French artists whose artworks are influenced by art and fashion.
Open Walls Gallery almost always finds its place in the list of the most viewed galleries on Widewalls. This Berlin-based gallery was opened by Guillaume Trotin and Elodie Bellanger. Former joint curators of the renowned West Berlin Gallery and the infamous Stattbad Wedding, they started Open Walls in 2012 and both have a strong passion for further developing the terms and ideologies of Public Art, and have an in-depth knowledge of every artist they represent. Throughout the month of April, Open Walls Gallery will welcome a rising star of Iran’s vibrant art scene – Romisa Sakaki. This will be the first solo show for this talented artist, who will visit the German capital for the showcase of her Selfies in the City.
Artistics is a Paris-based online gallery where art lovers and collectors can discover and support selected independent artists from around the world. The gallery is fiercely independent, fully dedicated to their art and generally working on the fringe of a closed circuit of galleries and contemporary art exhibitions. Artistics is a platform whose aim is to share the pleasure of encounters between artists and art lovers and allow those who desire, to purchase works from the artists the gallery exhibits. There is a wide choice of original and unique work as well as limited editions: sculptures, paintings, ceramics, drawings and photographs. The gallery’s selection is not limited to one particular style, school or trend but rather favors a whole diversity of approaches as long as they prove to be mature, technically controlled and both pleasing and challenging aesthetically.
One of the finest Berlin-based galleries, BC Gallery was founded in 2013 in Berlin, by Nick Bargezi, a sound designer and art collector from Basel. It is interested in the high-end urban and contemporary art market, and its main goal is to provide artists and collectors alike with a reliable and sustainable platform. During April and until May 7, 2016, the Gallery hosts exhibition entitled KARAMBOLAGE, where the visitors will have an opportunity to enjoy new works by two famous German urban artists - Heiko Zahlmann and Stohead.
The visitors of 19 Karen Contemporary Art Space could enjoy the General Exhibition, a get-together of Australian and international artists, like Agostino Iacurci, Okuda, Cope2, Yosi Messiah and many more – this amazing show was on view until March 5, 2016. But, on March 19, the gallery inaugurated three solo exhibitions: dedicated to Janine Daddo, Roy Wilkins and Marina González Eme. Don’t miss them!
Hang-Up was also founded in 2008. It is an online gallery, with highly collectible street art and limited edition prints. Hang-Up had grown a reputation of a gallery that’s been able to discreetly source rare limited edition Banksy prints, and Banksy canvases. In 2010, the gallery launched Hang-Up Contemporary, a second online gallery dealing in contemporary editions, and in 2013 the gallery launched a new site that combines Hang-Up Urban, Hang-Up Contemporary and Hang-Up Gallery into one responsive website.
Set in a vast postindustrial compound in the heart of Berlin, Urban Spree Galierie promotes a grassroots artistic approach, working closely with street & graffiti artists, urban photographers and contemporary artists. Until April 14, the visitors of Urban Spree can enjoy the exhibition of Berlin-based artist Matthias Gephart that is entitled Rare Shots On Planet X and the Gallery participates at the first urban art fair in Paris.
Zimmerling & Jungfleisch is based in Saarbrücken, Germany and pursues a clear contemporary art program with an emphasis on Urban Art. The gallery advises conscientiously collectors and institutional clients in how to set up and expand their art collections. Through Patrick Jungfleisch alias RESO as a represented artist, as well as an artistic consultant, the gallery is also a point of contact for strategic and curatorial matters. Until April 9, you have an opportunity to see the colorful pieces by CRASH and Pro176 in the show entitled Revisiting Movement: John CRASH Matos x Pro176.
Kolly Gallery is located in the beautiful Zurich Seefeld area and promotes only finest pieces of the graffiti and street art universe in Zurich and Switzerland. The driving force behind Zurich’s Kolly Gallery is the deep-rooted history of Julien Kolly’s involvement in street art. Recently we saw great exhibitions in this art space. And until April 9, you can visit the exhibition of JonOne, while Kolly Gallery also presents the retrospective DARE – In Memoriam at the Basel Brasilea Foundation, remembering a pioneering Swiss graffiti artist Dare – Sigi von Koeding (until April 3).
This is the second time The Cat Street Art Gallery finds its place on our list. Founded in 2006, The Cat Street Gallery is one of Hong Kong’s most well-known galleries. Originally established to exhibit the talents of contemporary Australian artist, the gallery has continued to grow it stable, representing some of the most important and exciting emerging and established talents from all over the world. Until April 9, you can enjoy the exhibition of Mark Standing entitled The Eternal Return.
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