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. 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 gallery draws inspiration from the unique premises of its new location at Herzl 16, Tel Aviv, focusing on site-specific productions and special projects. 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. Sommer Contemporary Art opened an additional space in Zurich, Switzerland in 2016 and continues to build sustainable relationships beyond borders to foster dialogue and care.