The Exhibitionist

Posted on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015 at 6:27 pm

Kill some downtime with our pick of Europe's lesser known galleries, exhibitions and beyond.

Newport street gallery(Above) Damien Hirst’s newly opened Newport Street Gallery. 

In honour of Damien Hirst's new South London offering, we scour Europe for our favourite artistic houses that are worth a visit. From Istanbul Modern to the minimal lights of the Triennale Design Museum, these are the artistic spaces that take a backseat to their more obvious peers, quietly exhibiting the unexpected. First stop, Lambeth.

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(Left) Rebel of the art world Damien Hirst opens his gallery on Lambeth's Newport Street- the initial exhibition on show will be John Hoyland: Power Stations Paintings 1964 —1982. The gallery opening will be followed by Pharmacy 2, a restaurant housed at the site, due to launch next year. (Right) Located on the Bosphorus, the Istanbul Modern features shifting mixed-media exhibitions by local and international artists, as well as a collection of Turkish 20th-century paintings.

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(Left) The Triennale Design Museum in Milan takes its cues from the fashion world, with an impeccably designed bridge entrance that leads to a permanent collection, plus a super stylish café whose seating is an ‘encyclopaedia of design icons'. (Right) The Kröller-Müller Museum combines art with the great outdoors, with its intriguing sculpture garden.

The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art(Above) The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark pulls out the big guns with its quirky exhibition choices, currently featuring Yayoi Kusama: In Infinity.