In our monthly Top 5 you can read about a selection of rather special galleries and artists from around the world. Our picks feature those who challenge and shape today’s contemporary art scene. We hope these arty delicacies will serve you as great appetizers.
Instagram name: @abovesecond
An artist-run gallery and studio based in Hong-Kong founded by Jasper Wong and May Wong in 2010. A stimulating space for new contemporary art movements coming for the streets, art schools and design studios. They work with local and international artists, also offering an art residency program for emerging artists from all over the world. Their Instagram feeds showcase the latest unconventional artistic trends.
Instagram name: @koeniggalerie
A Berlin based gallery founded by Johann König in 2002. Also featured in ArtReview’s Power 100. This gallery focuses on current trends and forces that form the art world. They exhibit interdisciplinary, concept-oriented and space-based approaches in a variety of media including sculpture, video, sound, painting, printmaking, photography and performance.
KÖNIG GALERIE has recently established KÖNIG London, a new space for individual and site specific artist presentations. Their Instagram posts show the best of their current exhibitions and thought-provoking artistic manifestations.
Instagram name: @peresprojects
A gallery run by art dealer, Javier Perés, based in Berlin, Germany and Los Angeles, USA. This space represents artists from around the globe. Perés is an art enthusiast showing the best selection of international emerging artists and their paintings, graphic works, videos, photos and installations. Their Instagram posts present pictures from new shows, as well as Javier’s visual picks from art fairs and other exhibitions.
THE UNIT LONDON
Instagram name: @theunitlondon
An artist-led leading gallery in London, claiming to bring art into the 21st century. A space dedicated to providing a platform for the most inspiring talents to showcase their paintings, prints and photos. This gallery strongly believes in the power of digital and social media to circulate their talented artists’ work all around the globe. On their Instagram feed you can get a peek into their projects, gallery scenes and learn more about their artists.
Instagram name: @espaitactel
A reasonably young gallery founded in Valencia, Spain in 2013. This space is dedicated to promoting audacious and fresh art, especially focusing on latest trends. Their purpose is to build lasting connections between artists, other galleries and art critics. They are committed to help and support emerging talent to showcase their visually exciting contributions to the world. In their Instagram feed they offer strikingly pleasing representations of their exhibitions, their artists’ works and art fair appearances.
In this month’s selection we focused on brave art enthusiasts who dare to showcase the weirdest, most eye-catching, truly talented and most contemporary of all creators and their creations.
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Author: Marta Balla
About Marta Balla
1980, lives and works in Budapest, Hungary
Marta Balla graduated from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), Spain. She holds an MA specialized in painting and art theory. She has exhibited in solo and collective shows in Croatia, Hungary, Mexico, Spain and the US. She is also involved in curating and social art projects and has been invited to international conferences to talk about her art and process. She is currently enrolled in a postgraduate course in Art Therapy focusing on the use of fine arts, music and storytelling in the therapeutic process. Marta has been practicing aikido, a non-violent Japanese martial art for 13 years. She has been engaged in contact improvisation dance for 2 years which lead her to more exploration in performance art.