Sommer Contemporary Art has advanced to its third decade of activity, and following 20 successful years at its location at Rothschild Boulevard, has relocated to a new space in a historic building at a bustling neighborhood in the heart of Tel Aviv at Herzl 16.
The gallery draws inspiration from the unique premises of its new location, focusing on site-specific productions and special projects. The building in Herzl 16 was initially built as a commercial passage, and after many years of neglect, came back to its original purpose and former grandeur. The exhibitions will alternate between shows presented in the intimacy of the gallery space, and large-scale projects developed in dialogue with the entire building, dealing with its historical and architectural context.
Since its foundation in 1999, the gallery has been committed to promoting Israeli artists, as well as representing and exhibiting leading international artists. Distinguished by the deep relationships it develops with artists – from emerging and mid-career to established, Sommer Contemporary Art is maintaining a vital and ongoing conversation with art institutions and publishing houses in creating meaningful exhibitions and publications, inviting international curators and hosting artist and curator talks.
Since 2016, Sommer Contemporary Art is flourishing in its additional space in Zurich, Switzerland – Sommer Salon Zurich, where the gallery continues to build sustainable relationships beyond borders, to foster dialogue and care.