The Different Types of Art Exhibition


    The exhibits are not all the same.

    How many types of exhibition are there?

    The art exhibition represents the most important moment of enhancement of an artist and his works, a unique opportunity that involves a series of protagonists from the gallery owner, to collectors, to admirers to enthusiasts.

    In addition to the cultural and promotional value, the exhibition moment becomes a precious sales opportunity, which gives feedback to the work done for the realization of the works and for the enhancement and preparation.

    An art exhibition can be realized in different typologies, aimed at presenting a coherent and effective story of an artistic research, of a specific theme or as testimony of a public or private art collection translated into a careful selection of the works to be to expose.

    The exhibitions diversify according to:

    • the typology
    • the purpose
    • the duration
    • the set up
    • the location
    • the promotion

    Despite diversification, however, the goal must always remain to enhance art and artists for the benefit of the public.

    Let’s discover the different types of exhibitions:


    The solo exhibition encompasses the search for a single artist within a private or public space, supported by a historical-critical or curatorial analysis. Normally in personal the artist tends to propose the most recent or most famous pieces.


    The collective exhibition is dedicated to the exhibition of multiple artists, living or otherwise, sharing a theme, an artistic movement or belonging to a specific historical-cultural cross-section.


    Temporary exposure is the one that has a short duration, from a few weeks to cover months. The advantage of this display method is that it allows you to maximize the use of available resources and spaces. However, there is no shortage of very quick exhibition formats, which last only one evening, aiming for the greatest influx of public in the shortest possible time.


    The traveling exhibitions include set-ups in different locations and times, with the design of appropriate exhibition adaptations. Often focused on a specific theme or topic, it is a format that in most cases is supported by state bodies to ensure a greater flow of access and reduce fixed costs following the sharing of expenses between the various host bodies.


    Thanks to digital and new media we are witnessing new display models placed in the online dimension. Galleries, museums and collections are increasingly fascinated by this new form of fruition of art, which takes place through tours and virtual experiences, such as the Online Viewing Room. In addition, online exposure is a format often applied to reach a new audience of users, ensuring an experience on multiple levels.


    The anthological or monographic exhibitions are those reserved for a selection of particularly significant works that illustrate the evolution of the search for one or more artists, without necessarily necessarily following the entire path of the author from a chronological point of view.


    The retrospective illustrates all the phases of an artist’s artistic research respecting the chronological scan. With this typology, the salient moments of the artistic evolution of an artist or of a cultural movement are thus retraced.

    And you, what kind of exhibition is right for you?


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