Among contemporary art circles, December is usually perceived as a month when all activities during the year are being summed up. When it comes to galleries, they measure the success of the exhibitions they organized, how many artworks were sold, and finally, and most important – they plan activities for the year to come. In December, we saw a number of amazing exhibitions, and we have covered dozens of them. We are slowly approaching 2016, and while making New Year resolutions, we hope that the quality of the galleries’ activities whose work we are following will remain the same. Here, in Widewalls, we are also recapitulating all our activities in 2015, and we are looking forward to new adventures in 2016. Still, as every month, we are looking back what marked the month, and now, the time has come for December. So, scroll down, and take a look at 10 most visited galleries on Widewalls during the month of December.
Established by Lisa Dolby Chadwick in San Francisco in 1997, Dolby Chadwick Gallery displays the variety of subject matters, approaches and styles that range from photorealism to abstraction. The gallery represents emerging and mid-career artists, who work in the traditional and hybrid media, including oil painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, and photography. At the moment, you can enjoy an amazing group exhibition entitled Lightning Strikes that will be on view until January 30, 2016 (please mind that the gallery will be closed from December 24 until January 4 2016, for the holidays).
Urban Spree is one of the leading, Berlin-based galleries that is situated in a vast postindustrial compound. What makes this gallery special is the Creative Lab, the first floor of the Urban Spree Gallery, where artists in residence produce works for the Gallery and craft limited edition series for the store.
Weng Contemporary is an online gallery for original prints and fine art editions by world-class Contemporary artists. Weng Contemporary sources its work directly from artists and publishers, assuring authenticity and quality, at transparent and competitive prices. It is located at General-Guisan-Strasse 6, Zug, Switzerland. We recently wrote about the Dusseldorf School of Photography, and Weng Contemporary is a perfect place to buy photographs made by the members of the school.
Hang-Up Gallery from London presents a dynamic exhibition program of fresh and forward thinking work from its roster of artists, photographers and makers. They show both young artists at the early stages of their careers alongside established names from the art world. At this moment, you can enjoy the impressive group exhibition Hibernate that will be on view until January 31, 2016.
Ministry of Walls almost always finds its place on the list of 10 most visited galleries on Widewalls. It was the highest visited gallery on Widewalls both in September and October, and in November it was at the third place. Based in Cologne and Miami, this gallery is interested in street art and in Pop Art.
UNIX Gallery is a contemporary art gallery that was founded in 2008 in Miami, but it had opened another gallery in 2013 in New York. It represents a mix of international emerging and established artists, and it is providing a forum for innovative exhibitions and artistic exchange. In November, it was the most visited gallery on Widewalls.
Ruttkowski;68 is a contemporary art gallery located on Bismarckstraße 70 in Cologne, Germany. All over the year, we could enjoy amazing exhibition at one of the Cologne’s finest art spaces. For example, in October and November, the visitors of the gallery had an opportunity to see works by Tom Krol at exhibition entitled Hugs & Kisses.
Verso Contemporary Art is a London-based gallery that looks for works which make bold statements and aim for maximum cultural impact. Like the subversive satire of a Banksy. Or the courage and audacity of Ai Weiwei. Verso curates and sells original artwork and limited edition prints from some of the most forward-thinking contemporary and street artists from around the world.
Founded in 2013 by Nick Bargezi, a sound designer and art collector from Basel, Switzerland and managed by Phillipp Bart, BC Gallery is one of the galleries in Berlin you should definitely visit. At the moment, you can visit the exhibition of Jan Kalab entitled Tension. It is on view until January 23, 2016.
Finally, we have a winner for December. It’s a Cologne-based 30works Gallery. The gallery was founded in 2009, and is a pioneer in the presentation of street art in western Germany, with continually surprising positions on urban art and contemporary pop art. Gallerist Gérard Margaritis doesn’t pursue an explicitly programmatic approach, but rather he intuitively responds to impulses and currents that emerge as relevant. 30works is not an elitist, over-intellectualizing gallery representing market-ready art-as-capital. At the moment, you can visit the gallery and enjoy amazing exhibition of mittenimwald entitled Sushi Connection. It’s on view until January 9, 2016.