The World’s Best Contemporary Art Galleries – Part 2
This is the second edition of our trip around the World’s Best Contemporary Art Galleries and we have some more glorious treats in store for art lovers around the world. Our second journey takes us to the Netherlands and a wonderful exhibition of both art and sculpture.
Kroller-Muller Museum – Netherlands
The Kroller Muller museum is a double whammy of delight for contemporary art lovers, the museum has an impressive indoor collection and an expansive outdoor sculpture park. Inside the museum there are many of Van Gogh’s most famous pieces, hanging alongside many other modern masterpieces, including works by Piet Mondriaan and Georges Seurat. The outdoor exhibition is housed in Otterlo’s Hoge Veluwe National Park, which happens to be Europe’s largest outdoor art park featuring over 160 different works by the likes of Augustus Rodin, Barbara Hepworth, and Jean Dubuffet.
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia – Spain
This art museum specializes in the best of contemporary Spanish art. Superb works by Miro, Dali and Gris can be viewed here including many more excellent pieces. Perhaps what makes this gallery so famous is that is home to the wonderful Guernica by Pablo Picasso. Some art experts say it is the best piece of art in the 20th Century and it is hard to argue against them. Even if you do not particularly like contemporary art, the statement that this piece made makes it one of the most influential paintings ever created.
Serpentine – Britain
Unlike its famous predecessor the Serpentine and the Serpentine Sackler galleries do not really feature on great masterpiece of art. Instead their place in the contemporary art world is firmly established by featuring exciting new and innovative exhibitions. They once displayed Marina Abramovic’s stunning 512 Hours Installation. Other major contemporary artists have displayed at the Serpentine including The Chapman Brothers and Yoko Ono. The gallery is set in a wonderful location in the enchanting Kensington Gardens and it is regarded as a cutting-edge art museum.
Castello di Rivoli – Italy
Our final stop on our journey through the best contemporary art galleries in the world takes us to Spain and Turin. The museum building is in fact a World Heritage Site and the art contained within is among the best in the world. The emphasis is firmly based on controversial figures in contemporary art, and as some people have said it is like a rogue’s gallery of art’s bad boys. Artists such as Tracey Emin, Anselm Keifer and Nan Goldin are all displayed here, and be prepared to see some highly controversial sculptures and paintings. Also, home at the Castello di Rivoli is one of the finest restaurants on the planet. Combal Zero produces food to match the art of the gallery, each dish is a masterpiece in its own right and perfect in its construction.
The whistle stop tour of the best contemporary galleries has been a pure pleasure to discover, unfortunately we cannot mention every gallery or museum in our two blogs. There are many more deserving cases that are not included here but suffice to say that they exist all over the world and are just waiting for your visit.