Art Galleries Western Europe: Our Picks

 

Goteborg has become the centre of the contemporary art scene of Sweden since the foundation of Goteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art (GIBCA) in 2001 which became the largest event of its kind. This event showcased Goteborg as the hive of creativity and culture to which well-established artists from all around the world were attracted. Here is the roundup of the 10 best Contemporary Art galleries of Goteborg featuring a wide range of art from sculpture to graffiti.

Göteborgs Konsthall
Göteborgs Konsthall was built in 1923 for the Goteborg Exhibition, a world fair marking the city’s 300th anniversary. It is located at the centre of Goteborg right next to Goteborg Art Musuem. Many influential artists including Chintra Ganeshaand Idris Khan, from New York and Britain respectively have held successful art exhibitions here. This place also provides opportunity for young, emerging fine arts and photography students to showcase their work. Göteborgs Konsthall is a great venue for exploring and discovering the contemporary art scene of the Western Europe.

Galleri Thomassen
This gallery was started in 1990 and since then it has been quite famous for displaying the best of the contemporary art from Sweden, Berlin and Scandanavia. Tommy Hilding, Roger Metto and Dan Perin are among the many influential artists who have showcased their art at this gallery. Moreover this gallery also help and encourage aspiring artists by providing them a platform for exchange and a dedicated area for their exhibitions such as Lilla Galleriet.

Galleri 54
Galleri54 is an artist-run gallery which was founded in 1954 to campaign against the then conservative approach to art. Thus the gallery motto is to follow an open philosophy and provide excellent opportunity to young artists to show case their work without the usual constraints and commercial pressure. The gallery put a great focus on the promotion of innovative art form such as the 2014 The Seeds of Smoke exhibition in which artist Sven Drobnitza presented a new dimension and perspective to ordinary, day-to-day objects. An intresting feature of this gallery is the special outdoor exhibition known as Peepshow, which a mini window gallery displaying various exhibitions all around the year.

Hasselblad Centre
Hasselblad Centre is heaven for all photography enthusiasts. It is located in the Goteborg Museum of Art. The exhibits at this centre include the works by winners of the Annual Hasselblad Foundation’s awards for established photographers including Lennart Nilsson, William Eggleston and Paul Graham. The Hasselblad Centre also organizes an annual exhibition for young artists which is called New Nordic Photography which is a platform for the aspiring artist to showcase their work and enter the Young Photographer of the Year award.

Urban Artroom
This was founded recently in 2011 by Victor Bhyr, a prominent street artist. Urban art room is considered world’s top galleries for urban art and provides a platform for street artists from around the world. The innovative approach taken by this gallery extends to their website where artists are given exposure and a chance to sell their work online.

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Art Galleries in NYC : Our picks

New York is a diverse city, rich in varying cultures and traditions accumulated from all around the globe. The city has art both old and modern. Here we have highlighted the six best contemporary art galleries of New York based on their collections, exposure provided to aspiring artists, their contribution to the art community and their various offerings.

Contemporary African Art Gallery
This special gallery has been representing the African contemporary art in New York over the last 20 years. Approximately 30 artists are represented here at all times. Art enthusiasts from around the world visit this gallery because it showcases the authentic contemporary African culture in the heart of New York, a city of diverse cultures.
Luhring Augustine Gallery
This gallery is an excellent place for diverse young artists because the main theme of the gallery is the representation of international group of contemporary artists whose fields vary from sculpture to photography to painting etc. This gallery is also known to be specialized in the resale of high profile paintings from renowned artists such as Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol and Jackson Pollock under great confidentiality and ethical practice. This gallery ranks second in Manhattan for maintaining large scale and long term projects.
• Museum of Modern Art
This is amongst the city’s most high-profile places. While actually not a museum, this place is great for those who wish to browse through the showcase of art. The museum offers audio tours, special exhibits halls, a breathtaking sculpture garden and special assistance for the visually impaired people. It is a complete family place where you can also come in large group to explore the best contemporary art showcased in the best of places.
SOHO Gallery for Digital Art
If you want to see the display of the best contemporary digital art then this is the place to go. Located on the Sullivan Street, SOHO gallery is the hub for digital art collection. Apart from art displays, this gallery is also a community space where various comedy shows, music shows, film screenings, gaming, fashion shows and book reading sessions are organized all around the year. Thus SOHO gallery is the ideal place in New York if you are seeking surreal contemporary digital art along with a little bit of entertainment. Not to mention that it also is the stepping stone to greatness for all the great artists, shows and displays.

It is advised that you look up their website before your visit so you may know in advance as what to expect from the visit and hence make necessary arrangements.