Alternative art gallery models

Alternative art gallery models

New Exhibition Proposals

They are spaces in which the objective is to constantly reinvent themselves, experiment with the way of exhibiting without having a large budget and without the commercial pressure of a gallery.

The Juan Gallery, in Madrid, is the first space in Spain exclusively dedicated to a living art. They do not deny object art but they do seek that the work of artists begins and ends with the bodies and the relationships that they establish. 

Alternative art gallery models

The Gallery Is Divided Into Four Types Of Activities: 

Training, with an educational program to promote knowledge of living art; Carta Blanca, based on a constant schedule with at least one weekly opening; Barrio, a weekly radio program on Onda Verde (Lavapiés local radio); and Cycles and festivals organized every four to attract a new audience and meet new artists. Half house, in Barcelona,   is a fusion of home and space for artistic exchange and communication. They actively participate in the artistic reality of the city, welcoming projects and inviting the artistic community to feel the space as their own, prioritizing direct work with artists, support for production, and critical development of the programming.

Domestic Spaces

The house as an exhibition space to turn intimate and personal into something public and social is the objective of different spaces that operate from every day, the closest to us. The guest room is a project that started in 2015 and is located in a house in the Lavapiés neighborhood of Madrid. There, everything that happens around contemporary art is of interest and not art itself.

Artist-Managed Spaces

These are the artists’ own workspaces, their studios, and workshops, which are now open to different audiences and with different activities to create synergies, save resources and make the cultural fabric of cities win. Malafama Estudios, for example, is the workspace of eight artists and one of the hottest meeting points in the capital. In this space, experiences are shared between the different cultural agents with the aim of expanding the sense of creation, exhibition, and promotion of the vibrant art scene that develops today from Madrid.

Sharing Spaces

Having a permanent exhibition and production space is almost impossible today. For this reason, and although it is still not very common, initiatives are beginning to emerge in which institutions share their space with galleries or artists so that they can show their work temporarily. This is the case of Casa de Indias, in Puerto de Santa María, a small town on the Cadiz coast. 

Training Centers And Shops

In many cases, one of the options to maintain an open exhibition space is to have a store at affordable prices. In Madrid’s art galleries, La Causa stands out as an art gallery that promotes and encourages emerging national and international artistic creation and is divided into two areas: modular exhibition space and a graphic work store. Also from Swinton Gallery, which was born in 2014 with the aim of showing the talent of national and international artists with a base of influence on urban art and more independent art and which also has a specialized library on the upper floor.