best second life galleries 2016


As the year gradually comes to an end, it is time for my list of the fifteen best second life art galleries again. Just like my Best Second Life Galleries 2015 list, this is a completely subjective compilation, which includes both in-house galleries and large sim-installation spaces showing only SL art. I am considering for the gallery list the quality of the art shown in the gallery, the curator investment and dedication to the gallery itself and, finally, the uniqueness of the gallery build or space. Like last year, I am only including galleries that exhibit artists on a rotating basis. Some of the galleries that were on last year’s list are still there. Others have been removed to make room for new ones. Just like last year, I apologize in advance for not having included all galleries and I also may have missed some that in fact should have made the list. If anyone thinks that a gallery should be on this list, but it is not, please contact me. Let me just mention here also that the arts are still alive and kicking in SL! Noteworthy for the year of 2016 is I think that we have seen an influx of excellent smaller galleries showing photography and, sadly, a decline in larger spaces showing installations. Below please find in alphabetical order the Best Second Life Galleries 2016 list.

Name: ArtSpace at UTSA Gallery
Curator/Owner: constructivIST Solo
About: Gallery space and full-sim installation area

Name: Berg by Nordan Art
Curator/Owner: Kate Bergdorf
About: Gallery space and full-sim installation area

Name: Crossworlds Gallery
Curator/Owner: Fabilene Cortes
About: Multi-gallery complex

Name: DaphneArts Gallery
Curator/Owner: Angelika Corral and Sheldon
About: Gallery Space

Name: dathuil Gallery of Art
Curators/Owners: Max Butoh and Lucy Diamond
About: Gallery space

Name: Hills Gallery
Curator/Owner: Hills
About: Gallery space

Name: KaFu Ato gallery at Hafenviertel
Curator/Owner: Katy Amano/Wintergeist
About: Gallery Space

Name: Lollygagger Art Center
Curator/Owner: Chrissssy
About: Gallery Space

Name: MetaLES
Curators/Owners: Ux Hax and Romy Nayar
About: Full-sim installation area

Name: Nitroglobus Roof Gallery (former Nitroglobus)
Curator/Owner: Dido Haas
About: Gallery space

Name: Split Screen Installation Space
Curator/Owner: Dividni Shostakovitch
About: Half-sim installation space

Name: Tart Gallery
Curator/Owner: Byrne Darkly Cazalet
About: Gallery space

Name: The Galleries (NORTH, WEST, and EAST)
Curator/Owner: Ernie Farstrider
About: Multi-gallery complex

Name: The Pretentious Gallery (former Broad Street Gallery)
Curator/Owner: Isa Missantropa
About: Gallery space

Name: The White Canvas Gallery
Curator/Owner: G o o d c r o s s
About: Gallery space

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