There are galleries and museums in the world where you would need days, weeks, months and maybe even years to see it entirely (it’s about thirteen 24 hour days for the Louvre while spending 30 seconds on every piece, but that’s not really doable right?). Well, Galerie SPZ is on the other end of this spectrum as it consists of a single room. And it’s about the size of a garage (it may have actually been one but I’m not sure) so we’re talking about a few square meters.
The gallery focuses on contemporary art and exhibitions last between one week to one month. This means quite a quick turnover so even younger and less established artists are given the chance to exhibit. In addition to the grandiose exhibition hall (or garage) there is a huge (this time I mean it) flagpole on the facade above the gallery door. Four times a year a new large-format banner/flag is made by a different artist and hung on the building. I think that having two independent exhibitions at once with only one tiny room of space is quite an achievement, don’t you?
Now I’d like to share a detail that I like a lot about this gallery. It may only be open on Saturdays between 14:00 and 18:00 and during the exhibition openings BUT you can still see the exhibition at ANY other time. Simply because the whole room is visible through the door even when it’s closed.