Galleria Continua


The cavernous space of this factory-floor-turned-gallery, an outpost of a privately owned foundation in Tuscany, allows for installations on an epic scale. Continua's remit to support emerging and socially conscious artists from nontraditional art countries means you'll usually find something unique and thought provoking on show.

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1. M Woods Art Museum

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2. Faurschou Foundation

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3. Long March Space

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4. Mansudae Art Studio

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6. 798 Art Factory

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8. Zhu Bingren Art Museum

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Admire the burnished sculptures of Zhu Bingren, a fourth-generation bronze and copper craftsman from Shandong province. The big-ticket installation on…