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 our Part 7, we explore amazing Art and Design Galleries that are a regular presence at the Art Basel event!
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Paul Kasmin Gallery was founded in SoHo in 1989 and, since then, its program focus on historic modernist and post-war artists and on the dialogue between them and the most recent aspiring talents. The gallery supports Constantin Brancusi, William N. Copley, Max Ernst, Simon Hantaï, Jane Freilicher, and Robert Motherwell. Its goal is also to start the development of artistic careers. Among the contemporary artists, Kasmin represents, we can mention: Walton Ford, Robert Indiana, Iván Navarro, Les Lalanne, and Roxy Paine.
One of the best gallerists and tastemakers within the collectible design market, Gabrielle Ammann formed ammann//gallery in Cologne in 2006. Known for her unique curatorial design, she cultivates a mindset devoted to innovation and knowledge in the fields of fine art, design, and architecture.
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery is one of the best art galleries in the world. The gallery maintains its extraordinary contemporary program for over 20 years and now supports more than 30 renowned international artists. Tanya Bonakdar’s mission is to showcase the best of all the different art fields: painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, photography, video, among others. It organizes more than ten rotation exhibitions by its artists each year.
Carpenters Workshop Gallery, with spaces in London, New York, Paris, and San Francisco, transcends the classical borders of art and design, offering a precise symbiosis at the intersection of these two universes.
Friedman Benda presents a cutting-edge program exploring the most relevant movements in historical and contemporary design. Today, Friedman Benda mantains its iconic and creative expositions with a strong flair for design and contemporary art.
As one of the first design galleries originated in China, Gallery ALL is committed to lead the way of Asia’s rapidly escalating art and design market and develop into Asia’s premier resource for modern design.
Tucked away by the Centre Pompidou, Galerie Laurent Godin sits on Rue de Grenier Saint-Lazare. With only three rooms, the exhibition space is undeniably compact – but each show is allowed to breathe, with a surprising fluidity between the rooms and space to wander with knowledgeable staff on hand to talk you through the nature of the work. Although the gallery platform is dominated by two-dimensional art forms, it champions contemporary artists with wide-reaching horizons. For those who enjoy art that tells a story, Laurent Godin’s exhibitions will not disappoint.
Better known as Fondation Cartier, this contemporary art museum celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2014, marking the Cartier firm’s departure from jewelry into the arts. For the past 20 years, this space has been based in Paris’s 14th arrondissement, housed in a light-flooded glass building designed by Pritzker Prize architect Jean Nouvel. Typically lamented for its distance from the city center, the idyllic woodland garden surrounding the venue is an added delight. The permanent collection bolsters the thread of artistic debuts, while innovations include the hugely popular ‘Nomadic Nights’, which focus on the performing arts, enabling a discourse between different creative genres and themes.
The Future Perfect was founded by David Alhadeff in 2003 as a platform for distinguished and emerging contemporary designers. Their dynamic, unique, and frequently groundbreaking pieces stand at the forefront of today’s highly coveted collectible art and design.
A relative veteran of the Parisian contemporary art scene, Yvon Lambert has nurtured its vision to showcase pioneering artists of Conceptualism such as Lawrence Weiner, Minimalism (notably, Carl André), and land art since its opening in 1966. The gallery’s pivotal aims to present artistic projects which are ambitious, innovative, and intense, resonate in their diverse program of shows. Their library is the perfect place to pick up an art publication that will keep the memory of Yvon Lambert long after you return home.
Formerly known as Cosmic Galerie, Bugada & Cargnel is certainly one you must visit – the gallery has become the hub of burgeoning artistic life in the Belleville region of Paris. The stunning showroom offers a dramatic atmosphere of discovery, occupying 500 square meters in a former industrial garage dating from the early 1930s. Artists represented by the gallery are a mix of emerging and well-known presences such as Parisian multimedia artist Cyprien Gaillard and Mat Collishaw, a Young British Artist whose work has explored the realms of photography and video.
Founded by Renos Xippas in 1990 in Paris, Xippas Gallery has been expanding ever since in major European and Latin American cities. Focused on international contemporary art, the gallery has been developed as a platform for the discovery and promotion of both young and established artists. Located in the vibrant Marais area of the city, Xippas is something of an artistic powerhouse. With showrooms and galleries from Greece, Switzerland, Uruguay, as well as France, there is confidence in their aim to be an international platform for contemporary artworks.