Patricia Low Contemporary is thrilled to announce the opening of a new gallery in Venice in April 2023, to operate alongside the Gstaad mainstay.Read More
Established in the Swiss resort in 2005, Patricia Low is delighted to now begin hosting exhibitions by members of her programme of international artists in the heart of Venice's museum district, Dorsoduro. Adjacent to the Ca’ Rezzonico museum of 18th-century Venice and directly across from Palazzo Grassi, Patricia Low Venezia will open in the 16th-century Palazzo Contarini Michiel on April 1, 2023 with a solo exhibition by American artist Amy Bessone.
With over two decades staging exhibitions by artists at pivotal points in their careers, from Maurizio Cattelan to Jonathan Meese, and, most recently, Gilbert & George among many others, Patricia Low has been instrumental to putting Gstaad on the global contemporary art map. Now preparing to make her contribution to Venice's contemporary art scene, the new gallery is sited in Dorsoduro's Museum Mile, among such vital and storied spaces as the Gallerie dell'Accademia, the Palazzo Cini Gallery, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and Palazzo Grassi Punta della Dogana.
The gallery’s year-round programme underlines Patricia Low's commitment to showing emerging as well as established artists, and finding connections between them that transcend territory, generation and discipline. Key artists with significant international profiles who have exhibited at Patricia Low Contemporary over the years include Wim Delvoye, Sylvie Fleury, Damien Hirst, Axel Hütte, Bjarne Melgaard, Jonathan Meese, Marc Quinn, Anselm Reyle, Chiharu Shiota, Gavin Turk, Joana Vasconcelos, and Thomas Zipp. Since reopening in 2021 in a new space in Gstaad, Patricia Low has also shone a spotlight on rising artists including Richard Kennedy, Anouk Lamm Anouk and Brian Rochefort.
With her practised eye for seeking out new positions in contemporary art as well as an instinct for art which endures, Patricia Low plans for complementary, year-long programming across Venice and Gstaad. The Venice space will open with an exhibition by American artist Amy Bessone, titled Our Secret Garden, featuring paintings of intensely-hued, full-bodied female forms that make reference to multiple art-historical and architectural sources, as well as the location of Venice itself. Our Secret Garden will be followed by a solo show of exuberant, pop-influenced sculptures by British artist Philip Colbert to coincide with the opening of the Architecture Biennale.