In Meiro Koizumi's three-channel video installation, The Angels of Testimony (2019), the central frame features an interview with Hajime Kondo about his time as a solider of the Imperial Japanese Army during the Second Sino-Japanese War. The conversation centres on war crimes perpetrated in China, including the beheading of Chinese prisoners for...
Diana Campbell Betancourt is a curator working predominantly across South and Southeast Asia. Since 2013 she has been the founding artistic director of the Samdani Art Foundation and chief curator of the Dhaka Art Summit in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a transnational art event that has grown in size and scale ever since its first edition in 2012. Backed by...
China, home to 802 million internet users, is subject to sophisticated online censorship. This shrouded state of affairs, unsurprisingly perhaps, serves to reinforce stereotypes around conformity elsewhere. Any realm, digital or otherwise, subject to such strict scrutiny must necessarily be bland and uncritical, right? I was mulling over such...
A Thousand Plateaus Art Space was founded in 2007 in Chengdu, China. It is a professional gallery committed to present and promote China’s contemporary art. Equipped with exhibition hall for artworks and collection and screening room for video data, it is mainly on researching, presenting and promoting outstanding works and experimental projects of China’s contemporary art and culture, actively carries out domestic and international cooperation projects.
A Thousand Plateaus Art Space devotes itself to present and introduce works and projects of emerging artists who have outstanding talent and merit, and to discover and promote new creative artists. So far, it has mainly represented and cooperated with over 20 artists of all ages. In the way of exhibition, academic discussion, publication, etc., it dedicates to establish the communication channels between the artists and society, institutions and collectors, as well as to provide artwork sales, tailored art projects, collection management consulting, art education projects and curating.
In 2012, A Thousand Plateaus Art Space participated in Hong Kong International Art Fair; in 2013, as the only invited gallery of western China, it will participate in the first edition of Art Basel Hong Kong 2013.
Since founded in 2007, A Thousand Plateaus Art Space has produced and curated nearly 100 cultural and are events, including exhibitions, Blizfilm Festival, video shows, international cooperation and communication events, public art events, seminars, acadimic and public lectures.
Main events include: Echoes: Chengdu New Visual Art Documentary Exhibition 1989 - 2007 (the catalogue of this event has been collected by Asia Art Achieve, the most authoritative instituation in collecting literature of contemporary art in Asian-Pacific region, as one of its three collected catalogues the same year), Multiple Truths: He Duoling, He Gong and Shi Jindian (2008), Obstruction (2009), Rite of Spring - Heddy Maalem & Chen Qiulin (major project of Sino-French Crossroad Festival, it has also been selected by China Ministry of Culture to attend Swiss Art Festival 2009-2010), Creative Chengdu (2009), Lost in Architecture + Ode to Yulin—Nicolas Grospierre & Liu Jiakun (2011), Blitzfilm Festival (2008-2012), The Empty City—Chen Qiulin (2012), Patagonia Wind—He Gong (2012), "Remains of Mountains and Leftover Rivers" Series Lecture (2011-2012), etc..Besides professionalization and internationalization, A Thousand Plateaus Art Space pays much attention to localization, its art events lay emphasis on mining and concerning the local culture in Chengdu; We are devoted to find excellent artists in China's conteporary art field and cooperate with the Chengdu's excellent artists including He Duoling, Zhou Chunya, He Gong, Chen Qiulin, Xiongyu, etc., as well as to conduct in-depth cooperation and interaction with cultural reaearch institutions including Art College of Sichuan University.
ARNDT Singapore is a project space, viewing room and Asian office for internationally renowned art dealer, Matthias Arndt. The Singapore premises is situated in the new art destination, Gillman Barracks which is located in the center of Singapore that houses galleries and creative businesses, as well as the Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) opening in 2013.
ARNDT Singapore will be staging shows of leading international artists as well as projects and curated shows featuring South East Asian Art. The Singapore office will enable ARNDT to further develop both private and corporate collections and artist management in the Asia-Pacific Region.
Blum & Poe opened in 1994 in Santa Monica, California with a roster of young Los Angeles and international artists. Now occupying a 22,000 square foot space in Los Angeles, the gallery produces a dynamic program serving both established and younger artists, as well as mounts conceptually rigorous group shows. Blum & Poe was a catalyst for the Culver City Arts District and has played a significant role in the critical reception of Los Angeles artists and their inclusion in public and private collections worldwide. In August 2014, Blum & Poe opened an office and space in Tokyo, Japan, which will function as a base for Asian operations and cement the galleryʼs long-standing relationship with post-war Japanese art.
In 2014, de Sarthe extended its influence by settling in Caochangdi, the famous art district located in Beijing which hosts numerous world-renowned galleries. Thanks to an 8000 sqf space named de Sarthe Beijing, the gallery has taken an important role by representing a wide range of artists leading the current emerging art scene and through different cooperation both with young emerging and established artists.
Exhibit 320 showcases contemporary art from India and the sub-continent, creating a platform for new thoughts and ideas. The emphasis of the exhibition space is on art that engages in new means, both by thoughts and material. It has opened this organizational space for creative endeavour, aesthetic explorations, and furthering visual dialogues. Our aim is to discover and encourage contemporary and evolving talent. Exhibit320, supports seminars, lectures, and discussions, talks that contextualise art within critical discourse.
Exhibit 320 is located in the heart of Lado Sarai, in capital city of New Delhi, India providing dynamic and creative hub for artists, the arts and its audience.
Based in Singapore, Gajah Gallery explores the diverse socio-cultural interests of Asia through art from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and China.
We represent established artists whose works are in the collection of regional museums and are shown at prestigious art events as well as emerging talents. The Gallery’s key strength is its closeness to its artists, enabling it to act as a short but solid bridge between artist and collector.
Established in 1996, Gajah Gallery today has an extensive network of resources and contacts encompassing artists, museums, auction houses, corporates and collectors. The Gallery holds exhibitions regularly, some of which have been collaborations with the Singapore Art Museum and the National University of Singapore Museum.
Gajah Gallery’s art consultation services include the commissioning of works for both public and corporate spaces. The Gallery conducts art appreciation and acquisition programmes, as weel as offers its space as a venue for both public and private events.
Since its establishment in 1992, Galerie Urs Meile has contributed to the presentation and dissemination of contemporary art, from painting and sculpture to photography, installation and video. The gallery is working from two locations: Lucerne (Switzerland) and Beijing (China). While its center of operations is based in Switzerland, the Beijing gallery has established itself as an international meeting place for collectors, curators, artists and aficionados of the arts.
Galerie Urs Meile was one of the first international galleries to focus on the Chinese art scene and has been working on an international level with Chinese artists since 1995. The gallery represents established artists such as Wang Xingwei, Xie Nanxing, Qiu Shihua, Not Vital, Tobias Rehberger (in Asia), as well as emerging artists such as Cao Yu, Chen Fei, Cheng Ran, Li Gang, Zhou Siwei, Hu Qingyan and Julia Steiner.
The opening of Galerie Urs Meile’s new space in the 798 Art District in Beijing in May 2017 marks a further stage in the expansion of the gallery’s activities. The new space is located in one of 798’s historical buildings that once made up the Dashanzi factory complex. The former warehouse has been completely renovated under the guidance of the Japanese architect Mitsunori Sano. On 520 square meters, it contains generous exhibition and reception areas, offices, and storage rooms. Offering perfect conditions for exhibitions and events featuring its diverse roster of contemporary artists, the new venue represents Galerie Urs Meile’s commitment to the city’s vibrant art scene.
The artist-in-residence program supported and run by Galerie Urs Meile in Beijing offers Western artists the opportunity to work in China for several months and establish a network within the Chinese art scene. In the frame of this cooperation, emerging and established artists present projects that have been specifically made for the Beijing gallery space.
Hanart TZ Gallery has been a pioneer in exploring the Chinese cultural map for over 30 years, and has represented and worked with numerous artists now internationally prominent. The Gallery opened in November in 1983 with the mission of introducing new Chinese contemporary art both to the Asia region and internationally. The Gallery soon became a magnet for both established and emerging artists from the Greater China areas of Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, as well as the international diaspora. As such the Gallery has served as a significant link with the international art world; its role in landmark exhibitions, such as The Stars 10 Years (1989) and China’s New Art Post-1989 (1993, toured until 1998), and Power of the Word (1999, toured until 2002) are iconic.
Other significant shows that Hanart TZ Gallery has organized include: international exhibitions of monumental sculptures by the celebrated Taiwanese sculptor Ju Ming at South Bank Centre in London (1991), Place Vendome in Paris (1997-1998) and Brandenburg Gate in Berlin (2003); A Strange Heaven, Photography from China, Taiwan and Hong Kong (Europe tour, 2003); Liu Guosong (Liu Kuo-sung) solo exhibition at the Palace Museum, Beijing (2007); and Zhang Xiaogang, Fang Lijun, Feng Mengbo joint exhibition at Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague (2008). In 2010, the Gallery opened a new exhibition space, Hanart Square, for featuring shows of experimental art and installations.
It is our belief that publication and intellectual discourse are critical to encouraging creativity and disseminating information, and over the years the Gallery has worked with many writers and curators, and has produced over a hundred catalogues. In 2015, Hanart TZ Gallery published a major book, 3 Parallel Artworlds: 100 Art Things from Chinese Modern History, featuring texts by fourteen international scholars and interpretations of one hundred Chinese artworks from the past century. In recent years the Gallery has extended its focus to building links and exchanges with artists and scholars of the Pan-Asia region.
Hopkinson Mossman is a contemporary art gallery in Auckland, New Zealand.
Opening hours are Tuesday-Friday 10am - 5pm and Saturday 11am - 3pm or other times by appointment.
Founded in SoHo in 1989, Kasmin cultivates a program in which historic figures of Post-War and Modernism are in meaningful dialogue with the evolving practice of both emerging and established contemporary artists.
The gallery represents and advocates for the legacy of such estates as Constantin Brancusi, William N. Copley, Max Ernst, Simon Hantaï, Jane Freilicher and Robert Motherwell. It has developed the careers of and continues to represent significant contemporary artists including Walton Ford, Robert Indiana, Iván Navarro, Les Lalanne and Roxy Paine.
With three spaces in Chelsea, New York, Kasmin mounts ambitious concurrent exhibitions alongside participation in major art fairs worldwide. In Fall 2018, the gallery will open its newest and largest space at 509 West 27th Street, which will expand the gallery’s footprint and provide a platform to build upon our curatorial mission. The new building will also feature a planted roof purposefully designed for exhibiting monumental sculptures, which parallels the gallery’s well-known engagement in international public art projects.
The gallery is dedicated to furthering the academic research of its artists and their oeuvres. The gallery has published comprehensive scholarly books, including William N. Copley X-Rated, Simon Hantaï’s Blancs, Alexander the Great: The Iolas Gallery 1955-1987, Impasse Ronsin and the first English translated monograph-scale book of Max Ernst’s sculpture. In Spring 2018, the gallery published a catalogue raisonné on Lee Krasner’s Umber Paintings.
Kukje Gallery has been a pivotal cultural hub in Seoul, Korea since its inception in 1982. Kukje Gallery is located in the heart of Samcheong-dong, a historically and culturally significant district. The gallery boasts three unique buildings, each titled according to its age: K1, K2, and K3. K2 opened in 2007 to celebrate the gallery’s 25th anniversary, and K3 opened in 2012 to commemorate its 30th anniversary.
Committed to showcasing both international and Korean artists, Kukje is widely celebrated for its diverse and ambitious programming. Specializing in modern and contemporary art, Kukje is often the first venue in Korea to present prominent artists, and major exhibitions have been staged to introduce leading international artists such as Anthony Caro, Anselm Kiefer, Alexander Calder, Louise Bourgeois, Donald Judd, Anish Kapoor, Bill Viola, Roni Horn, Candida Höfer, Julian Opie, Paul McCarthy, Jenny Holzer, Eva Hesse and Jean-Michel Othoniel.
In conjunction with its focus on international artists, Kukje is committed to promoting Korean artists abroad, introducing artists such as Haegue Yang, Kimsooja, Gimhongsok, Kyungah Ham, Yeondoo Jung, Sora Kim and Jae-Eun Choi at major art fairs around the world. Just as importantly, Kukje has made a strong commitment to post-war Korean artists including Ha Chong-Hyun, Lee Ufan, Chung Chang-Sup, Kwon Young-Woo, Park Seo-Bo, and Chung Sang-Hwa. In particular, Kukje has played a critical role in introducing Korean artists to important collectors, museums and cultural venues around the world, and many Korean artists supported by Kukje Gallery have exhibited in international biennials and major museum exhibitions.
These projects along with the gallery’s ambitious and scholarly exhibition catalogues and ongoing lecture series are what make Kukje a significant contributor in shaping Korea’s cultural landscape. Building on its unmatched reputation, Kukje continues to play a key role in developing the domestic art market as well as providing an important venue for introducing international trends.
Rachel Lehmann and David Maupin founded Lehmann Maupin in 1996. The gallery represents a diverse range of American artists, as well as artists and estates from across Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, and the Middle East. It has been instrumental in introducing numerous artists from around the world in their first New York exhibitions. Known for championing artists who create groundbreaking and challenging forms of visual expression, the gallery prioritizes personal investigations and individual narratives. Lehmann Maupin prizes the distinct conceptual approaches that its artists offer on the essential matters that shape international culture today, including gender, class, religion, history, politics, and globalism. In 2013, with two locations in New York, significant interest in its artists abroad, and growing opportunities in new markets, Lehmann Maupin opened an additional location in Hong Kong, followed by Seoul in 2017. For more information on the gallery and its artists, visit www.lehmannmaupin.com
Founded by Lu Jie in the 798 Art District of Beijing in 2002, Long March Space plays a vital role in pursuing new avenues of production, discourse and promotion of contemporary art in China. Its 2500 square meters space provides a leading exhibition venue to progressively showcase intellectually and culturally significant works. Working to advance the careers of over twenty artists, the gallery values the well-established artists as its great asset and continually scouts for emerging talents. Long March Space has produced more than a hundred exhibitions and projects since its formation in 2002. The gallery tirelessly revolutionizes the ways in which art is perceived and presented, offering one of the most comprehensive resource platforms for the local arts community in China.
Long March Space represents significant artists ranging from three generations with diverse background, works of painting, sculpture, installation, video are created by CHEN Chieh-jen, Tianzhuo CHEN, GUO Fengyi, Ran HUANG, HU Xiangqian, LIU Wei, SU Yu-Xin, WANG Jianwei, WANG Sishun, WU Shanzhuan, Inga SVALA THORSDOTTIR & WU Shanzhuan, XU Zhen, Xu Zhen Produced by MadeIn Company, YANG Shaobin, YU Hong, ZHAN Wang, ZHANG Hui, Vivien ZHANG, ZHAO Gang, ZHOU Xiaohu, ZHU Yu.
As one of the first Chinese galleries participating in prominent international art fairs, Long March Space has shown and continues to show actively in both local and international art fairs, namely Art Basel in Hong Kong, Art Basel in Basel, Art Basel in Miami Beach, FIAC in Paris, Frieze Art Fair New York, Art Beijing, Art 021 in Shanghai, West Bund Art Fair in Shanghai.
Magician Space: The Chinese transliteration for magician – “mó jīn shí” has the meaning of sharpening and refining, suggests a kind of reflection and introspection, while the English word “magician” itself means something fantastical and unpredictable, implying further possibilities.
Magician Space was established in Beijing China in 2008. Since then, we have been actively engaging the Chinese contemporary art scene, while examining from our own standpoint and context. Through practice and evaluation, we aim to capture and address the blind spots in the current development of contemporary art in China.
Practitioners with serious attitudes and the will to take risks in their works are invited to collaborate with Magician Space. Through intensive conversations and understanding of the artist/group’s practice and intentions, we would make necessary changes to the space accordingly, in a way which the space is used to its fullest potential, even if that means certain barriers are to be broken.
Magician Space is a vanguard and an open platform. We strive to break the traditional barrier of an institution in order to build a space with more possibilities and flexibility. At the same time, we also actively engage with the public, providing them with an entry point through which they could observe, get closer to and participate in contemporary art.
We strive to become a cross point between the ideal and reality, a space with a clear and firm standpoint.
Michael Lett opened in 2003. The gallery's focus has been on engaged, distinctive practices of both emerging and established artists making new work based (for the most part) within the Australasian region. The gallery represents a core group of artists and practitioners, however the program is also opened to allow opportunities for other artists (including those from Europe and America) on a project basis. In May 2014 Michael Lett moved to a new location. The gallery has two floors of exhibition space and is located in an elegant building, formerly a private bank, built in 1928 in Auckland’s central city.
Gallery hours are Tuesday - Friday, 11am - 6pm and Saturday, 11am - 3pm.
ONE AND J. Gallery was founded in September 2005 in Seoul as one of the first galleries to focus primarily on young contemporary Korean artists.
The gallery continues to be a leading platform for Korean contemporary art and culture as evidenced by the quality of its program and the solo and group exhibitions the represented artists have participated both in Korea and abroad.
Within the last few years, gallery artists have participated in several high profile art exhibitions including: Te Uru Waitakere, Auckland NZ; MMCA National Museum of Contemporary and Modern Art; Lille 3000; Dallas Museum of Art; Plateau – Samsung Space for Contemporary Art; Atelier Hermes; Wellington City Art Gallery; Dunedin Public Art Gallery; Hite Collection; Ilmin Museum; ARKO Art Center; Atelier Hermes and Hermes Misseulsang.
Previous exhibitions include participation in: Gwangju Biennale; Esslingen Foto and Media Triennial; Adelaide International; Daegu Photo Biennale; Incheon Women Artist Biennale; Chaotic Harmony at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston and shows held at the Hite Collection (Seoul); Spencer of Museum of Art; Nam June Paik Art Center; Artsonje; House of World Cultures (Berlin); National Museum of Contemporary Art; Seoul Museum of Art; David Roberts Art Foundation; Somerset House; the Mori Museum; the Singapore Biennale; the Asia Pacific Triennial; The Echigo-Tsumari Triennial; Officina Asia; and Samsung Museum of Art.
Works from the gallery are in the permanent collection of LACMA, the Spencer Museum, the Mori Museum, Queensland Museum of Art, National Gallery of Victoria, Samsung Museum of Art, MMCA National Museum of Contemporary and Modern Art, the Hammer, the Hirshhorn Museum, Seoul Museum of Art, Sungkok Museum of Art, the Iljoo Foundation, The Burger Collection, K-11 Art Project, Bank of America, UBS, and Fidelity Investments.
The gallery participated in numerous art fairs including most recently Art Basel Miami Beach, Art Basel Hong Kong, Art Basel, Frieze, The Armory Show, Expo Chicago and Art Los Angeles Contemporary.
Pace is a leading contemporary art gallery representing many of the most significant international artists and estates of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
Under the leadership of President and CEO Marc Glimcher, Pace is a vital force within the art world and plays a critical role in shaping the history, creation, and engagement with modern and contemporary art. Since its founding by Arne Glimcher in 1960, Pace has developed a distinguished legacy for vibrant and dedicated relationships with renowned artists. As the gallery approaches the start of its seventh decade, Pace’s mission continues to be inspired by our drive to support the world’s most influential and innovative artists and to share their visionary work with people around the world.
Pace advances this mission through its dynamic global program, comprising ambitious exhibitions, artist projects, public installations, institutional collaborations, and curatorial research and writing. Today, Pace has ten locations worldwide: three galleries in New York; one in London; one in Geneva; one in Palo Alto, California; one in Beijing; two in Hong Kong; and one in Seoul. Pace will open a new flagship gallery in New York, anticipated for completion in fall 2019. In 2016, Pace joined with Futurecity to launch Future\Pace—an international cultural partnership innovating multidisciplinary projects for art in the public realm.
Since its foundation in 2001 by Park Kyung-mee, the former commissioner of the Korean pavilion at the 49th Venice Biennale, PKM Gallery has established itself as one of the leading contemporary art galleries in the world, representing prominent Korean and international artists through its creative programs in the context of global contemporary art.
PKM Gallery began with a renovated three-story residential building, providing 3,500 square feet of exhibition space in Hwa-dong, Central Seoul. The gallery successfully grew in stature with its various exhibition programs while actively promoting Korean emerging artists on the international stage. In the spring of 2008, PKM Trinity Gallery, located in Cheongdam-dong, opened as the second venue of PKM Gallery which had its focus on representing world-renowned artists in its impeccable exhibition space measuring more than 6,000 square feet. The gallery contributed greatly to making Cheongdam-dong as a cultural hub of Seoul, not a mere fashion and upscale commerce area but also a new destination for art lovers. In the spring of 2015, PKM Gallery will relocate to Samcheong-dong in the heart of the capital with its renaissance as the hub of art and culture. Its spectacular architecture of 6,200 square feet will become the landmark of this ancient quarter of the city where tradition and cutting-edge innovation coexist.
As one of the leading galleries in the global art world, PKM Gallery is committed to promoting contemporary art in the international artistic context and to providing sophisticated aesthetic experience to a wide audience worldwide.
Since 1982, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery has been committed to the advancement of the most serious and innovative forms of contemporary art. Through its exhibition program the gallery has supported work that is challenging and at the forefront of contemporary art practice. The gallery has always featured new work in a range of media, from painting and sculpture to photography, performance, installation, video and other electronic media arts.
The gallery has always followed a policy of nurturing artists through their careers, acting as a primary dealer for their work. Opening with a group of largely unknown artists, the gallery has consistently seen its stable develop into some of Australia’s most renowned practitioners. The gallery currently represents over thirty highly esteemed artists, who have had significant shows and whose works are held in major collections nationally and internationally.
Rossi & Rossi was established in 1986 in London by Anna Maria Rossi, who was later joined by her son, Fabio. Operating from Hong Kong and London, the gallery today is amongst the leading representatives of contemporary artists from the Asia-Pacific region. From remote areas of Kazakhstan and Cambodia to the urban epicentres of Hong Kong and Singapore, Rossi & Rossi’s artists produce work as diverse as their countries of origin. Yet they remain engaged in the exploration of the visual language of art that comments upon our world and the artist, the individual and wider society.
Rossi & Rossi's clients include distinguished private collectors and major museums worldwide, amongst them the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; M+, Hong Kong; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Rubin Museum of Art, New York; the Cleveland Museum of Art; the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; the Tokyo National Museum; the Louvre Abu Dhabi; the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; and the Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane.
Rossi & Rossi is a member of SLAD (the Society of London Art Dealers), Asian Art in London (AAL), the Hong Kong Art Gallery Association (HKAGA) and the South Island Cultural District (SICD). Rossi & Rossi participates in pre-eminent regional and international art fairs, including Art Basel Hong Kong and TEFAF Maastricht.
Sadie Coles HQ is a contemporary art gallery in London which presents work by established and emerging artists. The gallery opened in the West End in 1997. The inaugural exhibition – new paintings by American artist John Currin – was presented in parallel to an exhibition by British artist Sarah Lucas, The Law, in a temporary location on St John Street. This pairing established the international dimension of the gallery's programme, which continues to this day. Sadie Coles HQ currently represents forty-eight artists from around the world.
Sadie Coles HQ has operated from a variety of spaces since its foundation, while staging off-site projects in various locations in London and abroad. In 2015, the gallery opened a new permanent space at 1 Davies Street, designed by 6a Architects, with an exhibition by Rudolf Stingel. This accompanies a larger space at 62 Kingly Street which opened in in September 2013. Exhibitions are presented at both sites throughout the year.
Sadie Coles HQ currently participates in up to seven international art fairs each year; and in recent years, the gallery has enjoyed a growing profile in Asia, participating in fairs including Art Basel Hong Kong, Westbund Shanghai and ART021 Shanghai. In 2017, Sadie Coles HQ presented an exhibition of contemporary art from China, Zhongguo 2185, featuring several artists not previously seen in the UK. In the past five years, Sadie Coles HQ has begun representing a significant number of new artists including Michele Abeles, Uri Aran, Darren Bader, Shannon Ebner, Kati Heck, Helen Marten, Borna Sammak, Ryan Sullivan, Martine Syms, and Jordan Wolfson. This is in addition the continued representation of artists including Sarah Lucas, John Currin, Elizabeth Peyton, Urs Fischer, Carl Andre, Rudolf Stingel, and the Estate of Angus Fairhurst.
SCAI THE BATHHOUSE is a contemporary art gallery known for introducing Japan's avant-garde artists to the world as well as for helping exceptional artists from abroad to establish a presence in Japan. SCAI has a strong track-record of large-scale exhibitions presenting artists such as Lee Ufan and Tadanori Yokoo who led the genesis of Japanese contemporary art, and Toshikatsu Endo, Tatsuo Miyajima, and Mariko Mori who brought Japanese contemporary art to the world's attention in the latter half of the '80s and the '90s by showing their works in international exhibitions. Through their association with SCAI, international artists such as Anish Kapoor and Julian Opie have produced new series of works inspired by Japanese traditional culture and crafts.
SCAI also works to discover and promote young artists. Recent successes include stars of international biennales and of well-acclaimed exhibitions at major art museums, such as Kohei Nawa, Nobuko Tsuchiya, Toru Kamiya, Katsuhiro Saiki, Jeppe Hein, Dzine, and Brian Alfred.
In addition to gallery exhibitions, SCAI has also been responsible for numerous site-specific projects, including public art by Tatsuo Miyajima and Louise Bourgeois at Roppongi Hills, and Julian Opie's commissioned work at Omotesando Hills.
SCAI THE BATHHOUSE opened in 1993 with the completion of the renovation of Kashiwayu, a venerable public bath with a 200-year history. The outside of the bathhouse possesses an elegant atmosphere, with its tiled roof and towering chimney. Take one step inside and you find yourself in a very unique exhibition area, a neutral space with white walls, a concrete floor and natural light descending from the high ceiling. Located in the traditional shitamachi (downtown) Yanaka district, SCAI THE BATHHOUSE lies in middle of an art zone, conveniently close to Ueno where many museums and art universities can be found. The gallery is a six-minute walk from the South Exit of JR Yamanote Nippori Station, and a seven-minute walk from Nezu Station on the Chiyoda Line.
Sean Kelly Gallery was founded by its British-born owner in 1991 and operated privately in SoHo until 1995 when its first public space opened at 43 Mercer Street. During these formative years, it established a reputation for diverse, intellectually driven, unconventional exhibitions. The original list of artists represented included Marina Abramović, James Casebere, Callum Innes, Joseph Kosuth and Julião Sarmento – exemplifying the Gallery's commitment to presenting important, challenging contemporary art.
In 2001, Sean Kelly moved into a converted 7,000 square-foot industrial space on 29th Street in the Chelsea gallery district. The move to this new, spacious location enabled the Gallery to mount increasingly ambitious, museum-quality exhibitions to great critical acclaim. During its early period in Chelsea, the Gallery's roster of artists expanded to include such notable figures as Iran do Espírito Santo, Antony Gormley, Rebecca Horn and Frank Thiel. In the ensuing years, the Gallery undertook representation of Los Carpinteros, Leandro Erlich, Johan Grimonprez, Laurent Grasso, Tehching Hsieh and Anthony McCall.
In October 2012, Sean Kelly opened a new 22,000 square foot space at 475 Tenth Avenue in an historic 1914 building. Award-winning architect Toshiko Mori designed the two-story gallery, which opened with an exhibition of work by Antony Gormley. Toshiko Mori was awarded the AIA Design Award in Interiors for her unique architectural approach to the Hudson Yards location. Since moving to the new space, Sean Kelly continues to add internationally acclaimed artists to its roster, such as David Claerbout, José Dávila, Candida Höfer, Mariko Mori, and Sun Xun.
The Gallery's artists have consistently been included in major international exhibitions and recognized with esteemed awards across the globe. Several of the gallery's artists have represented their countries at the Venice Biennale, including Joseph Kosuth (Hungarian Pavilion, 1993), Julião Sarmento (Portuguese Pavilion, 1997), and Marina Abramović, who won the prestigious Golden Lyon Award for Sculpture in 1997. In 2008, Abramović was the recipient of the Austrian Decoration of Honour for Science and Art and in 2009, during the 8th Florence Biennale; she was presented with the Lorenzo il Magnifico award for Lifetime Achievement. Japan’s distinguished Praemium Imperiale Prize for Sculpture was awarded to both Rebecca Horn (2010), who, in 2011, was also the recipient of the Grande Médaille des Arts Plastiques, Académie d’Architecture de Paris, and Antony Gormley (2013). Most recently, José Dávila was selected as the winner of the 2014 EFG ArtNexus Latin America Art Award, Kehinde Wiley was presented with a 2015 U.S. Department of State Medal of Arts, Candida Höfer was awarded the 2015 Cologne Art Prize and in 2016 Anthony McCall was presented with The American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Art, which honors exceptional accomplishments and encourages creative work.
Since its inception, Sean Kelly has garnered extensive attention for its work with many of the most significant cultural institutions in the world. The Gallery has coordinated hundreds of exhibitions on behalf of its artists at an array of prestigious museums including the Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, Turin, Italy; the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland; the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel; Kunstwerke Berlin, Germany; the Musée d'Art Contemporain de Montréal, Canada; the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sapporo, Japan; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Tate Gallery, London, England; the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia; the Stedelijk van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Holland; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, to name but a few. As the Gallery continues to grow, its commitment to excellence and quality remains unwavering.
ShanghART gallery was initiated in 1996 in Shanghai. It has since grown to become one of China’s most influential art institutions and a vital resource to the development of contemporary art in China with two spaces in 50 Moganshan Road (Main Space and H-Space), a public warehouse space in West of Shanghai (ShanghART Taopu), and a gallery space in Beijing and representing over 40 artists.
Being recognized for its importance ShanghART became the initial gallery from China participating in major international art fairs like Art Basel and Fiac, Paris. ShanghART gallery also enjoys the great respect of being among the 75 most influencial galleries selected in Thames & Hudson’s publication "International Art Galleries: Post-war to Post-millennium."
Sprüth Magers has expanded from its roots in the Rhineland to become an international gallery dedicated to exhibiting the very best in groundbreaking modern and contemporary art. With galleries located in Berlin Mitte, London’s Mayfair and the Miracle Mile in Los Angeles – as well as an office in Cologne and an outpost in Hong Kong – Sprüth Magers retains close ties with the studios and communities of the German and American artists who form the core of its roster.
The gallery emerged amid an extraordinary outburst in contemporary art that took place in Cologne in the early 1980s. Its first iteration as Monika Sprüth Gallery opened in 1983 with an exhibition of paintings by Andreas Schulze and was soon followed by exhibitions of Rosemarie Trockel and Peter Fischli David Weiss. Over the next few years George Condo, Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, Louise Lawler and Cindy Sherman all showed at the gallery and have continued to do so for the last thirty years. In 1992 a second gallery opened in Cologne under the name of Philomene Magers. Early exhibitions included Ad Reinhardt’s Black Paintings, Robert Morris’s felt pieces and John Baldessari’s photographs and text paintings from the 1960s. The two galleries merged into a single entity in 1998 and in 2000 the Munich space opened with Ed Ruscha’s exhibition Gunpowder and Stains.
In 2003 Sprüth Magers Lee opened in London with an exhibition of works by Donald Judd. In 2007 Sprüth Magers relocated to Grafton Street, Mayfair; on show was a selection of new photographs by Andreas Gursky. In 2008 the gallery established its flagship space in a former dancehall in Berlin Mitte – not far from the city’s Museum Island. The gallery debuted with Thomas Scheibitz and George Condo.
The latest chapter in the gallery’s history came to fruition in February 2016, with the launch of its space in Los Angeles. Located on Wilshire Boulevard, just across the road from LACMA, it is housed in a two-storey building designed in the late 1960s by legendary West Coast architects William L. Pereira & Associates. It was originally created as part of a complex completed in 1971 that includes the tallest building of the Miracle Mile district, a plaza and reflection pool. The 14,000 square foot space was remodeled as a gallery by the London-based architect Andreas Lechthaler and Berlin-based architect Botho von Senger und Etterlin. The interior features vintage furniture by female California-based designers.
Known for its rigorously curatorial approach to its program and for a deep and enduring devotion to the artists it represents, the gallery has, over the past three decades, fostered close and collaborative relationships with museums and curators worldwide. Meanwhile it continues its tradition of commissioning new scholarship and creating innovative books and publications.
Sprüth Magers now works with over 60 artists and estates. While continuing to work with mid-career artists such as Thomas Demand and Sterling Ruby, the gallery regularly broadens its program with up-and-coming younger artists such as Cyprien Gaillard, David Ostrowski, Michail Pirgelis, Analia Saban, Alexandre Singh and Ryan Trecartin and Lizzie Fitch. The program is rounded off with important and influential senior artists such as Reinhard Mucha, Frank Stella, the late Richard Artschwager, Hanne Darboven, Bernd & Hilla Becher and the Estates of Keith Arnatt and Craig Kauffman.
Located in New Zealand on Auckland's Karangahape Road, Starkwhite presents a programme of artists' projects, solo shows, independently curated exhibitions and occasional forays into new music and other interdisciplinary practices. Starkwhite also represents artists from New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific rim.
STPI is an internationally renowned space in Singapore for conceptual developments in contemporary art practice in print and paper. STPI's Creative Workshop offers a dynamic residency programme for leading artists from around the world to experiment and push the boundaries of artistic creation with alternative methods and materials. Together with STPI Gallery, its critically acclaimed programme and exceptional workshop expertise, make STPI one of the best international destinations for contemporary arts in Asia.
Nearly two decades ago, The Drawing Room began as a specialist venue revitalizing works on paper. It has since expanded to various artistic formats grounded on defined sensibilities that map the complex scope of thinking attributed to the terrain of contemporary Philippine art.
The gallery features artists whose respective practices represent the country in constant frenetic flux and depict the ensemble of realities that makes up a complex society. It values the depth of a relationship a gallery offers to the artist and propels them through a critical program of exposure and support of their interdisciplinary artistic process.
Aside from monthly exhibitions in Manila, The Drawing Room circulates its artists off-site shows in other spaces in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taipei, Jakarta, and Paris. It is a regular participant of art fairs both local and international.
Tolarno Galleries has been at the cutting edge of contemporary Australian art for many years. Four artists have represented Australia at the Venice Biennale and the exhibition program attracts the attention of collectors, curators and critics from around the globe.
‘Currency is the common denominator for all artists represented by Tolarno Galleries,’ Max McLean wrote in 2002. ‘Not currency in the fiscal sense – although Tolarno is a commercial gallery, and a highly successful one at that – but currency understood more in the sense of an electric charge, of contemporaneity, and of cultural and intellectual exchange.’
With a reputation for showing fresh (often young) artists, it may come as some surprise to recent visitors to know that Tolarno Galleries was established in 1967. It has shown some of Australia’s – and the world’s – best known artists, from Bonnard to Sol Le Wit and Jeff Koons.
URANO represents emerging and established artists from Japan and abroad - working closely with the artists, the gallery strives to present experimental exhibitions and projects. URANO is located in the Tennozu area of Tokyo.
White Cube, Mason’s Yard opened in September 2006. It is located off Duke Street, St. James's, home of the original White Cube gallery, on a site that was previously an electricity sub-station. Also designed by MRJ Rundell & Associates it is the first free-standing building to be built in the St James's area for more than 30 years.
The building houses a main, basement floor gallery which is a naturally lit, double-height space with a second gallery on street level providing 5000 ft² of exhibition space. White Cube, Mason’s Yard continues with an international, high profile programme of exhibitions and was launched with an inaugural exhibition by Gabriel Orozco.
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