Places to look at contemporary art in Tenerife
1) Espacio de Arte Casa de Piedra
This attractive contemporary art space is located inside the former 17th-century home of the Counts of La Gomera, characterised by its beauty and its stone façade. Temporary pictorial as well as sculptural and audio-visual exhibitions of Canarian artists take place here all year round. This art space is connected to TEA (see chapter ‘Santa Cruz’).
2) Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Eduardo Westerdahl (Macew)
Located in the remarkable Customs House, built in 1620, the permanent exhibition comprises around 60 works divided over four rooms. Work of outstanding Canarian masters such as Óscar Domínguez, César Manrique, Manolo Millares, Juan Ismael, Pedro González a.o. shares this space with artwork of other national and international artists. Eduardo Westerdahl himself was a Canarian surrealist painter, as well as a writer and an art critic.
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3) Galería Bronzo
The Galería Bronzo is one of the references for sculptural art in Tenerife. Various sculptors using metal and other materials expose here and their creations are sold amongst other artistic work. Bronzo also strongly promotes contemporary jewellery made by Canarian designers, hereby inviting several artists to create a special piece of jewellery for their yearly exhibition of Designer Jewels.
4) Galería de Arte Artizar
This gallery opened in 1989, focussing on promotion of Canarian contemporary art. As time moved on they have expanded their vision to include Latin-American artwork, especially from Cuba (e.g. Manuel Mendive), as well as to incorporate national and European artists from various countries, e.g. Dave McKean, Laura Gherardi, Hans Lemmen.
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