Italian gallerists with four spaces in four different countries and a roster of big name artists on their books
Marking ten years since setting up shop in France, the trio behind Galleria Continua (founded in San Gimignano in 1990) staged three simultaneous projects at their space in Les Moulins, where Paris meets the countryside. Accompanied by largescale installations by Daniel Buren (a barber-pole-striped maze of fencing) and Pascale Marthine Tayou (whose large wood structure referencing Malian togunas was front and centre at the 1:54 art fair in London this year), the headliner was a show of Cuban art. This was the fruit of Cristiani, Fiaschi and Rigillo’s fourth gallery, which opened in Havana last year. In September gallery artist Ai Weiwei came to the defence of fellow gallery artists Sun Yuan and Peng Yu, whose videowork featuring eight American pit bulls on treadmills was pulled from an exhibition at the Guggenheim, New York.