November 26, 2002 - Artissima - The International Fair of Contemporary Art in Turin
November 26, 2002

The International Fair of Contemporary Art in Turin

ARTISSIMA 9: The International Fair of Contemporary Art in Turin
14-17 November 2002

Artissima 9 is over: the unmissable rendezvous in the international panorama of contemporary art fairs.

I love Art I prefer Artissima

Visitors and professionals who visited the Fair adopted Artissima communication headline. The relevance and the quality of the proposals, the wide-range overview on the international art market, the special care paid to the newest artistic trends and researches, the strict cooperation with the city and local institutions: these are Artissima strong points.

Figures

40.000 visitors (+ 30% compared to 2001).

300 top collectors, museum directors and curators invited from all over the world

450 accredited journalists

300 application requests

175 selected galleries

19 countries of origin

55% of foreign exhibitors

15% increase on the total number of galleries

1736 artists

5.000 and more exhibited artworks

12.000 square metres of exhibiting space

6 km of exhibiting ways

Purchases
From 300 to 300.000 euros: the range of prices of the artworks sold in the Fair.
500.000 euros: the total amount of the purchases made by the two citys museums, GAM and Castello di Rivoli, at Artissima.

The Fair

A settled parterre of important contemporary and emerging galleries, this year enriched by new big names of the international scene and by the interesting countries participating for the first time at an Italian fair.

The special initiatives
Present Future – at its second edition – presented the artworks of 15 young artists; the Irish Padraig Timoney, was selected by the jury of international collectors and received the special illycaffè Award; New Entries presented 15 young avant-garde galleries for the first time in Turin; Videolab offered a very.up to date point of view on video-art with films of well-known and young emerging artists.

Artissima and Turin

Artissima confirmed to be a unique event among the international contemporary art fairs thanks to the cooperation and union of aims with the Local Bodies, the Chamber of Commerce, the Public Institutions and the bank Foundations, the private sponsors, the Museums, the Foundations and the artistic Institutions, the galleries, the collectors in a city rich of events and proposals in contemporary art.

The next appointment will be at the 10th Artissima edition in Turin, November 13-16, 2003.

For further information: www.artissima.it – mailto info@artissima.it

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