We continue to showcase 100 Amazing And Unique Design & Art Galleries! This list will feature the best galleries on the planet and we’ll explore the core of their work and what they have done to be considered one of the bests in the world! In Part 9 we explore unique Art and Design Galleries in Asia and the Middle East!
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Yet another gallery specializing in Brazilian design, Espasso is focused on both 20th-century furniture as well as promoting the work of young South American designers. Active since 2002, the US-based gallery represents dozens of creators that over the years have exhibited extraordinary expertise and a highly-selective client base.
Promoting and producing contemporary design conceived and realized mostly in the Middle East, Carwan Gallery is truly an artistic anomaly. Directed by Nicolas Bellevance-Lecompte and Quentin Mouse, architects and entrepreneurs in the cultural sector, the gallery celebrates a plurality of languages and ideas thanks to a network that looks beyond confines and origins, feeding off international initiatives and fairs.
For Cristina Grajales, design, art and architecture work hand in hand to render spaces and entire homes unique and welcoming. In fact, the creative found her start by giving form to a voluminous collection of objects and furnishings destined for a private residence. From this experience, her gallery between the neighborhoods of Chelsea and Manhattan was born, focusing on the clients — increasingly informed thanks to an interest that’s cultivated together with Grajales to create a greater public for emerging design.
MING CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM
Although it’s not one of Shanghai’s best-known venues, the Ming Contemporary Art Museum (better known as McaM) ignites the imagination with its interactive activities rooted in visual performance – whether that means sound, sculpture, experimental theatre, dance or poetry. Push your brain’s boundaries at this private museum, which has been transformed from its days as the Shanghai Paper Machine Factory into a two-level tour de force.
LONG MUSEUM WEST BUND
To fully immerse yourself in Shanghai’s community of contemporary artists, head to the M50 art complex (named for its address at 50 Moganshan Road) near the banks of Suzhou Creek. A warren of studios, galleries, cafés and boutiques have emerged in the Chunming Slub Mill’s defunct warehouses, where textiles were once the industry of the day.
SINGAPORE NATIONAL GALLERY
The National Gallery Singapore is a new visual arts institute. It oversees the world’s largest public collection of Singapore and Southeast Asia art. Featuring the island country’s unique heritage and geographical location, the National Gallery collaborates with leading museums worldwide to present Southeast Asian art in a wider context, thereby positioning Singapore as a regional and international hub for the visual arts.