Galleria Continua is a leading international contemporary art gallery, which was founded in 1990 by three friends : Mario Cristiani, Lorenzo Fiaschi and Maurizio Rigillo in San Gimignano, Italy.
Ocuppying a former cinema, Galleria Continua established itself and thrived in an entirely unexpected location, away from the big cities and the ultramodern urban centers in San Gimignano.
This location provided scope for the development of new forms of dialogue : rural and industrial, local and global, art from the past and art from today, famous artists and emerging ones.
Galleria Continua was the first foreign gallery with an international program to open in Beijing in 2004. The gallery settled in a 1950s Bauhaus style building that had not been restored then in an area considered the Beijing outskirts but today famously known as the 798 ART DISTRICT, which has become one of the most visited locations in Beijing along with the Forbidden City and the Great Wall.
In 2007 it launched a new site in the Parisian countryside : Les Moulins.
In 2015 it opened also in La Habana.
The work and identity of Galleria Continua is grounded in two values : generosity and altruism.
These two values and the importance of friendship led Galleria Continua to be the first major foreign gallery to arrive in China thanks to a strong ties with friends : the artist Chen Zhen and his wife Xu Min.
Galleria Continua created numerous important bonds with institutions, artists, collectors and curators.
It is important for it to discover new artists and to provide showcases that bring together spheres of creativity in different cultures.
To be continua is what the founder Lorenzo Fiaschi expressed in a recent interview : "Culture is a meeting, it's about making our differences a source of creativity, of beauty, of union and of love."
To celebrate the 15th year anniversary of the Beijing life of Galleria Continua, a very unique exhibition will retrace the history of the gallery by bringing back the works of 15 artists who have been part of this story :
Ai Weiwei, Kader Attia, Daniel Buren, Loris Cecchini, Chen Zhen, Carlos Garaicoa, Antony Gormley, Carsten Holler, Anish Kapoor, Giovanni Ozzola, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Qiu Zhijie, Kan Xuan, Sun Yuan & Peng Yu and Zhuang Hui.
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