SELECTION CRITERIA FOR WORLD-CLASS VENUES


The venues selected are mainly devoted to contemporary art and:


  • -have been active for more than six years;
  • -have an international outlook: at least one third of the artists they represent are overseas artists, and they use English for venue publicity and communication;
  • -are “dynamic” (at least four exhibitions per year);
  • -have a “non-specialized” outlook (not committed to any particular medium of contemporary art): art centers and museums devoted to a particular medium (photography, video, drawing, painting, performance, etc.) are not included here;
  • -has a decisive role in lauching, confirming or consecrating the career of an artist.

They have been classified in three categories:


  • - Contemporary art museums: public institutions which collect, exhibit, finance and commission works of art by contemporary artists;
  • - Art centers: public institutions which exhibit, finance and commission works of art by contemporary artists;
  • - Foundations or collections: private institutions which exhibit, finance, commission and/or collect artworks by contemporary artists.


MAIN INTERNATIONAL VENUES SELECTED


Contemporary art museums

AUSTRALIA: Brisbane Queensland Art Gallery Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art AUSTRIA: Linz Landesgalerie Linz Salzburg Rupertinum Vienna MAK / MUMOK BELGIUM: Gent SMAK CANADA: Alberta Banff The Banff Centre - Walter Phillips Gallery British Columbia Vancouver Vancouver Art Gallery Ontario Toronto Art Gallery of Ontario Quebec Montreal Galerie de l’UQAM / Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal CHINA: Hong Kong M+ Museum DENMARK: Aarhus ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum Humlebæk Louisiana Museum of Modern Art Roskilde Museum of Contemporary Art FRANCE: Bordeaux CAPC Musée d’art contemporain Dijon Le Consortium Nîmes Carré d´art Paris Centre Pompidou / Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris Villeurbanne Institut d'art contemporain GERMANY: Aachen Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst Berlin Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart / Neue Nationalgalerie / Neuer Berliner Kunstverein Cologne Museum Ludwig Düsseldorf K21 Ständehaus Frankfurt am Main Museum für Moderne Kunst Herford MARTa Herford Kiel Kunsthalle zu Kiel Krefeld Kunstmuseen Krefeld Leipzig Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Mannheim Kunsthalle Mannheim Mönchengladbach Städtisches Museum Abteiberg Munich Pinakothek der Moderne / Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus Siegen Museum für Gegenwartskunst Wolfsburg Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg GREECE: Athens National Museum of Contemporary Art HUNGARY: Budapest Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art ITALY: Bologna MAMbo Bolzano MUSEION Rivoli Castello di Rivoli - Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Rome MACRO / MAXXI Trento Galleria Civica di Trento Turin Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea JAPAN: Hiroshima Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art / Hiroshima Museum of Art Ishikawa 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art Kagawa Benesse House Museum Tokyo Hara Museum of Contemporary Art LUXEMBOURG: Luxembourg-Ville MUDAM MEXICO: Mexico City Museo Tamayo Monterrey Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey MONACO: Monaco Nouveau Musée National de Monaco

NETHERLANDS: Amsterdam Stedelijk Museum Eindhoven Van Abbemuseum Haarlem De Hallen Haarlem Middelburg Vleeshal Rotterdam Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen The Hague Gemeentemuseum Den Haag Tilburg De Pont Museum of Contemporary Art NORWAY: Høvikodden Henie Onstad Kunstsenter Oslo Nasjonalmuseet POLAND: Warsaw Centre for Contemporary Art - Ujazdowski Castle / Zachęta National Gallery of Art PORTUGAL: Porto The Serralves Museum REPUBLIC OF IRELAND: Dublin Irish Museum of Modern Art SLOVENIA: Ljubljana Moderna galerija SPAIN: Barcelona MACBA Bilbao Museo Guggenheim de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo León Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León Madrid Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía Málaga CAC Málaga Móstoles Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo Salamanca Domus Artium 2002 Santiago de Compostela Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea Seville Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo Valencia Institut Valencià d´Art Modern SWEDEN: Stockholm Moderna Museet SWITZERLAND: Basel Museum für Gegenwartskunst - Kunstmuseum Basel UNITED KINGDOM: England Liverpool Tate Liverpool London Hayward Gallery / Tate Britain / Tate Modern Manchester Manchester Art Gallery Saint Ives Tate St. Ives Walsall The New Art Gallery Walsall UNITED STATES: California Berkeley Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive La Jolla MCASD La Jolla Los Angeles Hammer Museum / LACMA / MOCA Newport Beach Orange County Museum of Art San Francisco SFMOMA Connecticut Hartford Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art District of Columbia Washington Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden / The Corcoran Gallery of Art Florida Miami Pérez Art Museum Miami Miami Beach Bass Museum of Art Tampa University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum West Palm Beach Norton Museum of Art Illinois Chicago Art Institute of Chicago / Museum of Contemporary Art Indiana Indianapolis Indianapolis Museum of Art Iowa Des Moines Des Moines Art Center Kansas Lawrence Spencer Museum of Art Maryland Baltimore The Baltimore Museum of Art Massachusetts Amherst University Museum of Contemporary Art Cambridge MIT List Visual Arts Center Waltham The Rose Art Museum Wellesley Davis Museum and Cultural Center Williamstown Williams College Museum of Art Michigan Ann Arbor The University of Michigan Museum of Art Minnesota Minneapolis Walker Art Center Missouri Kansas City Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art St. Louis Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum / Saint Louis Art Museum New Jersey Princeton Princeton University Art Museum New York Annandale-on-Hudson Hessel Museum of Art - Center for Curatorial Studies Buffalo Albright-Knox Art Gallery Ithaca Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art Long Island City MoMA PS1 New York Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum / The Jewish Museum / The Metropolitan Museum of Art / The Museum of Modern Art North Carolina Charlotte The Mint Museum Pennsylvania Philadelphia Philadelphia Museum of Art / The Fabric Workshop and Museum Texas Dallas Dallas Museum of Art Fort Worth The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Houston Blaffer Art Museum Washington Seattle Seattle Art Museum.


Contemporary art museums

AUSTRALIA: Brisbane Institute of Modern Art Melbourne Australian Centre for Contemporary Art / National Gallery of Victoria Perth Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts Sydney Artspace Sydney / Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney AUSTRIA: Bregenz Bregenzer Kunstverein / Kunsthaus Bregenz Graz Grazer Kunstverein / Kunsthaus Graz Innsbruck Kunstraum Innsbruck Linz Offenes Kulturhaus Salzburg Salzburger Kunstverein Vienna Kunsthalle Wien / Wiener Secession BELGIUM: Antwerp Extra City Kunsthal / Objectif Exhibitions Brussels WIELS Deurle Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens Leuven M - Museum Leuven / STUK BULGARIA: Sofia ICA Sofia CANADA: British Columbia North Vancouver Presentation House Gallery Vancouver Vancouver Contemporary Art Gallery Manitoba Winnipeg Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art Ontario Toronto The Power Plant CHINA: Beijing Ullens Center for Contemporary Art CZECH REPUBLIC: Prague Galerie Rudolfinum DENMARK: Copenhagen Kunsthal Charlottenborg / Kunsthallen Nikolaj Odense Brandts FRANCE: Nice Villa Arson Paris Palais de Tokyo Saint- Nazaire Le Grand Café GERMANY: Aachen Neuer Aachener Kunstverein Arnsberg Kunstverein Arnsberg Berlin DAAD Galerie / Haus der Kulturen der Welt / KW Institute for Contemporary Art / PRAXES Bielefeld Bielefelder Kunstverein Bonn Bonner Kunstverein / Kunstmuseum Bonn Braunschweig Kunstverein Braunschweig Bremen Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst / Künstlerhaus Bremen Cologne Kölnischer Kunstverein Essen Museum Folkwang Frankfurt am Main Basis e.v. / Frankfurter Kunstverein / Portikus / Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt Freiburg am Breisgau Kunstverein Freiburg Goslar Mönchehaus Museum Goslar Hamburg Deichtorhallen Hamburg - Hall for Contemporary Art / Kunstverein in Hamburg Hannover Kestnergesellschaft Hannover Kunstverein Hannover Kassel Fridericianum Munich Haus der Kunst / Kunstverein München Munster Westfälischer Kunstverein
Nuremberg Kunsthalle Nürnberg / Kunstverein Nürnberg Stuttgart Künstlerhaus Stuttgart Wiesbaden Nassauischer Kunstverein HUNGARY: Budapest Műcsarnok Kunsthalle ISRAEL: Herzliya Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art Tel Aviv The Center for Contemporary Art ITALY: Bergamo GAMeC Rivara Castello di Rivara - Centro d'Arte Contemporanea Venice Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa JAPAN: Kitakyushu CCA Kitakyushu KOSOVO: Pristina Stacion LITHUANIA: Vilnius CAC NETHERLANDS: Amsterdam De Appel / Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam Rotterdam Witte de With NEW ZEALAND: Auckland Artspace Gallery Wellington City Gallery Wellington NORWAY: Bergen Bergen Kunsthall POLAND: Warsaw Museum of Modern Art PORTUGAL: Lisbon Kunsthalle Lisbon REPUBLIC OF IRELAND: Dublin Royal Hibernian Academy / the Douglas Hyde Gallery RUSSIA: Moscow Garage Museum of Contemporary Art SPAIN: Ceuti La Conservera Pontevedra MARCO SWEDEN: Malmö Malmö Konsthall Stockholm Bonniers Konsthall / Tensta Konsthall SWITZERLAND: Basel Kunsthalle Basel Bern Kunsthalle Bern Geneva Centre d’Art Contemporain Glarus Kunsthaus Glarus Lucerne Kunstmuseum Luzern Muttenz Kunsthaus Baselland St. Gallen Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen / Kunstmuseum St.Gallen Thun Kunstmuseum Thun Winterthur Kunsthalle Winterthur Zurich Kunsthalle Zürich Zürich Kunsthaus Zürich UNITED KINGDOM: England Birmingham Ikon Gallery Bristol Arnolfini / Spike Island Coventry Mead Gallery - Warwick Arts Centre Leeds Henry Moore Institute London Barbican Art Gallery / Camden Arts Centre / Chisenhale Gallery / Cubitt Gallery / ICA / Raven Row / Serpentine Gallery / South London Gallery / Whitechapel Gallery / WORK Gallery Manchester Castlefield Gallery / Cornerhouse Middlesbrough Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art Milton Keynes Milton Keynes Gallery Nottingham Nottingham Contemporary Oxford Modern Art Oxford Sheffield Site Gallery Wakefield The Hepworth Wakefield Scotland Dundee Dundee Contemporary Arts Edinburgh The Fruitmarket Gallery Glasgow CCA / The Common Guild UNITED STATES: Arizona Tucson Museum of Contemporary Art California Los Angeles Laxart / REDCAT San Francisco CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts / San Francisco Art Institute / Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Santa Monica Santa Monica Museum of Art Colorado Aspen Aspen Art Museum Denver Museum of Contemporary Art Connecticut Ridgefield The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Illinois Chicago The Renaissance Society Massachusetts Boston The Institute of Contemporary Art North Adams MASS MoCA Minnesota Minneapolis Midway Contemporary Art Missouri St. Louis Contemporary Art Museum St Louis New Mexico Santa Fe SITE Santa Fe New York New York Artists Space / Ludlow 38 / New Museum / Public Art Fund / The Kitchen / White Columns Rochester Rochester Art Center Ohio Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art Columbus Wexner Center for the Arts Oregon Portland Portland Art Museum Pennsylvania Philadelphia ICA / Slought Foundation Texas Austin The Contemporary Austin Marfa Ballroom Marfa San Antonio Artpace San Antonio Utah Salt Lake City Utah Museum of Contemporary Art Washington Seattle Henry Art Gallery Wisconsin Milwaukee INOVA.


Foundations or collections

AUSTRALIA: Sydney Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation AUSTRIA: Klosterneuburg Essl Museum Vienna Bawag Contemporary / Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary BELGIUM: Brussels Vanhaerents Art Collection CANADA: Quebec Montreal DHC/ART FRANCE: Paris Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain GERMANY: Kraichtal Ursula Blickle Stiftung Munich Sammlung Goetz Neuhardenberg Stiftung Schloss Neuhardenberg GREECE: Athens Deste Foundation ITALY: Naples Fondazione Morra Greco Turin Fondazione Merz / Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo NORWAY: Oslo Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art SPAIN: Barcelona Fundació Joan Miró SWEDEN: Stockholm Index / Magasin III SWITZERLAND: Basel Fondation Beyeler Zurich Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst UKRAINE: Kiev Pinchuk Art Centre UNITED KINGDOM: England London Bloomberg Space / David Roberts Art Foundation / Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art / Zabludowicz Collection UNITED STATES: Illinois Chicago Arts Club of Chicago Missouri St. Louis Laumeier Sculpture Park New York New York Dia Art Foundation Texas Houston The Menil Collection.