The Italian appointment for art
International Exhibition of Contemporary Art in Bologna (Italy)
January 24th-28th 2008
Bologna Exhibition Center
Friday 25th to Sunday 27th January, 11am – 7pm
Monday 28th 11am – 5pm
Private view by invitation only Thursday 24 January 3pm
Opening Thursday 24th January 5 pm
The Italian appointment for art
The new appointment with Arte Fiera Art First 2008 confirming itself as a reference point allowing a unique comparison of Italian and international art.
Through the over 200 prestigious galleries of Modern and Contemporary art from Italy and abroad, including important confirmations and new entries, the fair operates a synthesis between works by the 20th and 21st century, particularly focused on the promotion of the Italian art highlighted by works ranging from Arte Povera to Transavanguardia and Conceptual art to the emerging art.
Arte Fiera Art First draws a special attention to the emerging artists by a careful selection of 26 young galleries with no more than five years of activity, that will be located into the heart of the fair exhibition center in order to give them the opportunity of a higher visibility in an international context.
Participations: T293 and Annarumma404 (Naples); Massimo Carasi – The Flat, Galica, Federico Luger, Pianissimo, Prometeo Gallery, Riccardo Crespi (Milano); agenzia 04, Fabio Tiboni Arte Contemporanea (Bologna); Monitor, C.a.o.s. Extraspazio (Rome); Citric (Brescia); Galleria 42 Contemporaneo (Modena); Galleria SpazioA Contemporanearte (Pistoia); Galerie Davide Gallo, Kunstagenten, Galerie Martin Mertens (Berlin); Galerie Magda Danysz (Paris); Dukan & Hourdequin (Marseille); Patrick Heide Contemporary Art (London); Mizuma Action (Tokyo); Virgil de Voldère Gallery (New York); Acb Gallery (Budapest), Galeria Posibila (Bucharest).
BOLOGNA ART FIRST
The city of Bologna becomes ‘a place to live the art’ outside and inside the stands. From January 24th to February 29th 2008 the third edition of Bologna Art First project, which was born from the collaboration between the City of Bologna and Arte Fiera, will offer a fascinating journey through the world of modern art and the architecture of the past. The works selected by an Advisory Board from the projects submitted by exhibiting galleries will be hosted in some historical sites in Bologna’s center such as Palazzo Accursio, Palazzo Re Enzo, Museo della Musica, Museo della Memoria, Civico Museo Archeologico, Museo Medievale, Museo della Sanità at Santa Maria della Vita, Musei Universitari of Palazzo Poggi besides the Airport Guglielmo Marconi.
ARTEFIERA OFF, a case of a series of collateral events to Arte Fiera, will be increased for this second edition with a new program of exhibitions, screenings, conferences, performances such as the exhibition Giacomelli. Cose mai viste curated by Enzo Cucchi at the hospital Hospice Seragnoli di Bentivoglio or L’invenzione del paradiso. Il cinema e lo sguardo plurale by Daniel Schmid, a retrospective dedicated to the Suisse director recently dead, at the Cineteca from 21st to 31st January 2008.
CONFIRMATIONS AND NEW ENTRIES
Among the international and Italian confirmations and new entries: Alfonso Artiaco (Naples), Ben Brown Fine Arts (London), Bodhi Art (Mumbai), James Cohan Gallery (New York), Continua (San Gimignano, Beijing, Le Moulin), Monica De Cardenas (Milan), Massimo De Carlo (Milan), Jerome de Noirmont (Paris), Austin/Desmond (London), Faggionato Fine Art (London), Galerie Jablonka (Berlin, Köln), Alison Jacques Gallery (London), Galerie Lelong (Paris, New York, Zürich), Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts (Miami), Massimo Minini (Brescia), Giò Marconi (Milan), Friedrich Petzel Gallery (New York), Galerie Thaddeus Ropac (Paris, Salzburg), Galleria Lia Rumma (Naples, Milan),Tucci Russo (Torre Pellice), Galeria Mário Sequeira (Braga), Sperone Westwater Gallery (New York), Christian Stein (Milan), Studio La Città (Verona), Xin Dong Cheng (Beijing).
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