The gallery was first established in Istanbul by the incredible Sylvia Kouvali in 2007. Sylvia Kouvali is best known in the art industry as owning the Midas touch and is admired for her visions and projects internationally.
In 2014 the Rodeo opened in London, after closing the Istanbul gallery. First located in Soho, the gallery recently moved to Mayfair. The London gallery was followed by the gallery in Piraeus, in 2018.
The Rodeo gallery offers a selection of international and Greek contemporary artists in its space, which was formerly a warehouse, and redesigned for the gallery by the Swiss architect Etienne Descloux.
The contemporary design gallery Carwan was founded 2011 in Beirut, Lebanon. In 2020 the architect and curator Nicolas Bellavance-Lecompte, and the architect Quentin Moyse settled with their gallery in Piraeus, Greece. There, just a short walking distance from the lively harbor, they took over an old warehouse on the Polidefkous street, which they renovated together, preserving as much as they possibly could from its original state.
Today the Carwan Gallery is a key player amongst the top design galleries world wide. It focuses on promoting and producing avant-garde design from the near east regions and beyond. Carwan focuses on cross-cultural collaborations, between architects, artists, designers, cultural organizations, institutions, specialized press, collectors and patrons. Participating at important design and art fairs globally, including Dubai, Basel, London and Miami, as well as museums and art centers.
Curated by Bjorn Stern for Galerie Kandlhofer, the exhibition "Weltgeist" examines the influence of humanism and its development over time. Seven international artists, including Janine Antoni, Reza Aramesh, Alejandro Jodorowsky, and the renowned late Hermann Nitsch, employ their individual techniques to shed light on the theme.
In her exhibition WATER, artist VIVIAN GREVEN reveals a series of large-scale paintings depicting different moments of birth. Greven paints birth explicitly, depicting it in itself, as an act of action. And despite the explicit pictorial subjects, it seems as if time stands still in the paintings: they hold something infinite.
Munchies Art Club is thrilled to share Alfredo Barsuglia's first solo exhibition "Pille" at Galerie3 in Austria features paintings, objects, and large pneumatic pills. The exhibition offers a unique and fantastic spatial experience, with clear and poetic image motifs and graffiti sprayed directly onto the gallery walls.
Our eyes, restlessly moving, almost dancing, follow the lines and diagonals shooting from the core in multiple directions. Every single line of colourful fabrics, hand-written expressive notes, tokens of systems, symbols or other visual aids imply a passionate, deep dive into unexplored topics. An information cluster instantly triggers our fantasy. What are these? The eager notes of an explorer, accounts from a diary, mental maps, or obsessive doodles with signs of automatism combined with an intentional loss of control?