5 Far-Flung Destination Galleries

5 Far-Flung Destination Galleries

Installation view of Albert Oehlen, Marfa, Texas. Courtesy of Galerie Max Hetzler.

We’ve rounded up some of the destination galleries that meet holidaying collectors where they are. 

  • Tornabuoni Art, Forte dei Marmi, Italy
    In 2004, Florence-based gallery Tornabuoni opened an outpost in the center of the beachtown of Forte dei Marmi in Tuscany, bringing its selection of Italian 20th-century artists to the sun-drenched port.

 

  • Hauser & Wirth, Menorca, Spain
    On the idyllic Isla del Rey, located in the old port town of Mahon, Hauser & Wirth has built a rural art center that aims to connect art lovers with the local community. Having opened last summer, the exhibition space converted a local naval hospital’s outbuildings into eight galleries, with a shop, restaurant, and sculpture trail featuring works by Eduardo Chillida, Louise Bourgeois, and more.

 

  • Galleria Continua, Les Moulins, France
    In a 10,000-square-meter former factory in the Parisian countryside, Galleria Continua set up shop in 2007. Adding an extra space in 2010 (inside an old paper mill), the vast space hosts monumental exhibitions from artists such as Kader Attia, Nari Ward, and Mona Hatoum.

 

  • Galerie Max Hetzler, Marfa, Texas
    Though it’s closed this August, the German gallery’s only American outpost is in a remote location: the West Texas art hotspot Marfa, set before expansive mountain views. Opened earlier this year with an exhibition of new Albert Oehlen sculptures, the gallery also plans to host an artist residency on the property.

 

  • SMAC, Stellenbosch, South Africa
    It’s known for its wine, but the sleepy university town of Stellenbosch is also home to contemporary South African gallery SMAC, whose roster mostly includes artists from the region like Asher Zero and Callan Grecia.

 

This article was written by Josie Thaddeus-Johns for the August 2022 edition of The Gallerist newsletter.