Contemporary Art and Sculpture Park

7 June 2024 - 29 September 2024

Bechyně Castle, Bechyně, CZ

This year’s two exhibitions at Bechyně Castle explore the theme of freedom in various ways: the freedom of artists then and now, as well as the freedom of the collector to give their art new context. The exhibitions celebrate diversity and individual perspectives.
Exhibiting Artists Contemporary Art and Sculpture Park: Michelangelo Pistoletto, Nari Ward, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Hand Op de Beeck and Jiří Příhoda.
Galleria Continua was founded in 1990 by Mario Cristiani, Lorenzo Fiaschi and Maurizio Rigillo, with the intention, evident in the name, to give continuity to contemporary art in a landscape rich with the signs of ancient art. Occupying a former cinema, Galleria Continua established itself and thrived in an entirely unexpected location in a town – San Gimignano – steeped in history, timeless and magnificent.In 2004 Galleria Continua began a new adventure in Beijing, China, showing contemporary Western artists in an area where they are still little seen.Three years later, in 2007, Galleria Continua inaugurated a new peculiar site for large-scale creations – Les Moulins – in the Parisian countryside.In 2015 Galleria Continua embarked on a new path, opening a space in La Habana, Cuba, devoted to cultural projects designed to overcome every frontier. In 2020, the same year as Galleria Continua’s thirtieth anniversary, a new space in Rome opened, dedicated to an open interculturality and new forms of dialogue and encounters between art and the public. In 2020, a space in São Paulo also opened, situated inside the Pacaembu sports complex. In early 2021 a new space opened in Paris in the heart of the Marais, just a few steps from the Centre Pompidou. In the same year, the gallery also inaugurated a space inside the most iconic hotel in the world, the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah in Dubai.