Best Art Galleries Around The World
Art galleries are spaces for the exhibition of artist’s works that seek to continually challenge the way things are or were made. And It can be by the recreation of what is done inside or outside the art galleries. Using creativity to support the new, the young and the expansion of ideas and concepts.
Defining the factors that make a gallery among the tops of the world is not easy. Currently, the examples of art galleries that have reached this level are representatives of well-known artists and their works, they have well-located physical spaces and are frequently present at art fairs.
However, many of the personal characters behind these art galleries began their journey just believing in the new advances in the art world. Like the gallerist Emmanuel Perrotin who started his gallery in his Paris apartment.
Nowadays we can see that art has gradually gained more space in people’s lives. Proof of this is that some of the galleries that will be cited in this article were created in the 90’s. And the space they have now is because they are constantly adapting to the new modern world.
Therefore, the forecast is that this area will continue to grow and new art galleries will be created with new generations of artists who will bring with them new forms and perspectives on the current and future world.
So now, check out the best art galleries around the world below:
Location: New York, London, Paris, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Rome, Athens, Geneva, and Hong Kong
Artists Represented: Jean-Michel Basquiat, Nam June Paik, Damien Hirst, Anish Kapoor and Ed Ruscha
The Gagosian Art Gallery, created in 1980, has exhibited museum exhibitions over the years and has acquired a global presence. It currently has 16 art galleries spaces distributed worldwide and designed by renowned architects such as Caruso St John, Richard Meier and Jean Nouvel. In addition to a vast modernist schedule, the gallery often features historical exhibitions focusing on artists such as Andy Warhol and Picasso. Gagosian is also known for its editorial, which produces artist monologues and catalogs exhibitions.
Location: New York, London, Beijing, Menlo Park, Hong Kong, Paris, Palo Alto, and Seoul
Artists Represented: Chuck Close, Donald Judd, Maya Lin, Yoshitomo Nara and James Turrell
Founded by Arne Glimcher in 1960, Pace Gallery was the producer of several first-rate exhibitions and catalogs. And due to its constant presence in art fairs, it maintains its importance in the art world until today. In addition to representing some of the most important modern and contemporary artists of the 20th and 21st centuries, Pace has art galleries dedicated specifically to photography and art with a focus on technology.
Location: Berlin, London and Los Angeles
Artists Represented: Barbara Kruger, Ryan Trecartin, John Baldessari, Cindy Sherman and Thomas Demand
In 1983, Monika Sprüth founded her art gallery with a focus on female artists and showed the work of now legendary figures such as Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger and Cindy Sherman. After merging with Philomene Magers in 1998, the duo opened spaces in Berlin, London and Los Angeles. The gallery develops its artistic discourse through museum-quality exhibitions, films publications and record stores designed by artists.
SALON 94 ART GALLERIES
Location: New York
Artists Represented: Marilyn Minter, Rick Owens, David Benjamin Sherry, Tom Sachs, Wangechi Mutu
Salon 94 was founded in 2003, at Jeanne Greenberg’s house on the Upper East Side. After some time of work, she expanded her unit to two more art galleries in New York downtown, at Freeman’s Alley and Bowery. And in 2017 she started a design program in partnership with Johnson Trading Co.
HAUSER & WIRTH
Location: New York, Los Angeles, Zürich, Somerset, and Gstaad
Artists Represented: Paul McCarthy, Jenny Holzer, Pipilotti Rist, Martin Creed, Louise Bourgeois
The Hause & Wirth gallery, founded in 1992 in Switzerland by Manuela Wirth and Ursula Hauser, stands out for reframing the perspectives of what a show can be. The space has exhibitions, performances, events, environments and others. The Arthaus programs for teenagers in Somerset and the Art + Practice program by Mark Bradford in Los Angeles are also held there to stimulate artistic education. From 2009 the gallery gained a headquarters in New York.
BLUM & POE ART GALLERIES
Location: Los Angeles, New York, and Tokyo
Artists Represented: Kishio Suga, Takashi Murakami, Lee Ufan, Julian Schnabel, Sam Durant
Since its founding in 1994 by Tim Blum and Jeff Poe, Blum & Poe has played an important role in the Los Angeles art scene. The art gallery started in Santa Monica, and then moved to a warehouse in Culver City, making the neighborhood popular and known in the art world. The art gallery is known for its non-traditional and forward-looking exhibitions. It’s first exhibition was an installation by Anya Gallaccio, where the artist spread chocolate on the walls of the gallery. More recently, they held an exhibition where Kanye West exhibited the wax figures from his video clip “Famous”.
MARIAN GOODMAN ART GALLERIES
Location: New York, London, and Paris
Artists Represented: John Baldessari, Dan Graham, Giuseppe Penone, Lawrence Weiner, Adrián Villar Rojas
Marian Goodman opened her physical space in 1977, and her art galleries in New York and Paris create a connection of artistic communication between the influences of the European and American continents.
PERROTIN ART GALLERY
Location: Paris, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul, and Tokyo
Artists Represented: Takashi Murakami, Daniel Arsham, KAWS, Elmgreen & Dragset, JR
Emmanuel Perrotin started his career at a young age, 21, as an art dealer exhibiting the works in his Paris apartment. With a certain ease in recognizing new artists, Perrotin introduced great artists like Maurizio Cattelan to the world. And since the foundation of his art gallery in 1990, he has represented several French artists, such as Sophie Calle and Xavier Veilhan.
SADIE COLES HQ
Artists Represented: Richard Prince, Carl Andre, Ugo Rondinone, Sarah Lucas, Martine Syms
Sadie Coles HQ started out as a platform for Young British Artists (YBAS) in the late 1990s, but has since become an important player on the international art scene. In addition to looking for new talents and presenting well-known artists like Carl Andre and Sam Durant, every summer Sadie Coles organizes an “Exchange of Galleries”, with exchanges exhibitions with a space in another country, providing an artistic and cultural exchange.
Location: New York
Artists Represented: Ai Weiwei, Paul McCarthy
Since its first exhibition, a performance by Vanessa Beecroft, the gallery has become synonymous with breaking new names in art and expanding the possibility of what can be done within the walls of a gallery. Even after a five-year break, during which Deitch went to Los Angeles to head the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Deitch Projects is still going strong through exhibitions with Ai Weiwei, Paul McCarthy and others.