Artissima 2018: special projects

Artissima 2018: special projects


Photo: Perottino/Alfero/Bottallo/Formica, 2017.

October 16, 2018

Artissima 2018: special projects

November 2–4, 2018
Preview: November 1

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In 2018 Artissima, the first contemporary art fair in Italy renowned for its focus on experimental practices, celebrates its 25th anniversary!

The fair will feature eight sections—four of which curated, including a new section devoted to sound—, seven important awards, an enticing programme of collectors and curators-guided tours and talks, new digital developments, and new exiting projects.

Educational projects
Artissima Experimental Academy
is a new educational project in collaboration with COMBO extending beyond the four days of the fair and featuring a series of encounters and events for art professionals. The first appointment of the “Artissima Experimental Academy” – realised with the support of Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT – happens during the fair with the project DAF Struttura curated by Zasha Colah in collaboration with Jan St. Werner, founder of the music group Mouse on Mars, professor at the Academy of Fine Arts of Nuremberg, and visiting professor at MIT.

We are selecting 25 candidates (deadline October 17): further info on how to apply here.

Artissima Junior, conceived and realised in collaboration with Juventus, involves young visitors in an immersive artistic experience of participation. The project, curated by ZonArte, is organised as a workshop space where hundreds of children, together with the South American artist Alek O., are invited to make a large environmental installation.

Disegnare l’invisibile, in collaboration with Moleskine, features itinerant and performative drawing lessons led by the artist Marzia Migliora to involve art lovers students in a new experience, poised between creation and contemplation of contemporary art.

Digital projects
Artissima Digital
, the digital platform of Artissima, implemented in 2017 to provide moments of in-depth coverage and to offer a virtual experience of the fair 365 days a year, has now optimised its processes, for the second year with the support of Compagnia di San Paolo

Within this project and in order to celebrate its 25th anniversary, the fair launched Artissima Stories. 25 Years of Art, an exclusive programme of interviews in blog and video formats, coordinated by Edoardo Bonaspetti and Stefano Cernuschi with Anna Bergamasco: 25 stories about Artissima, 25 viewpoints on the leading contemporary art fair in Italy and its transformations, on Torino and on contemporary art.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary and in the direction of a constant digital renewal, Artissima also launched a brand new online VIP area, enriched with new features, exclusive contents and useful information, in order to provide its guests the best support during the fair.

Other special projects
, main partner of Artissima for 16 years, encouraged by the success of the last four editions, presents the Art Advisory service, a free, independent consulting service aimed at those who already collect art, but also and above all at people who are fascinated by art but are not always able to get their bearings at the fair, and also seek guidance regarding the legal, taxation and insurance aspects of collecting. Expert consultants will be available by appointment in the special UniCredit space inside the fair.

Carol Rama_100 years of seductions, an exhibition project in collaboration with Fondazione Sardi per l’Arte, celebrates 100 years from the birth of Carol Rama, that illustrates the eclectic personality of an artist who has left her mark on Italian contemporary art.

Alfabeto Treccani is the new project of Artissima in collaboration with Treccani, curated by Ilaria Bonacossa: an encyclopedic narrative of Italian contemporary art in images, through a series of art multiples created specifically by Italian artists from different generations.

The Edit Dinner Party celebrates the birth of The EDIT Dinner Prize, a prelude to the artist’s dinner the first winner will create at Artissima 2019, coordinated by Massimo Bartolini in collaboration with award-winning chefs Costardi Bros. The project is organised with evening dinners seen as sequential chapters of a single story, each with the participation of 60 guests who will discover the event’s characteristics only through direct experience. Info: kitchens [​at​]


Artissima is a trademark of the Regione Piemonte, the Città Metropolitana di Torino and the Città di Torino; it reports to Fondazione Torino Musei. The 25th Artissima is produced with the support of Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT, Compagnia di San Paolo and the Camera di commercio di Torino.

Artissima Partners
Main Partner: UniCredit
Partners: Campari Group, COMBO, EDIT, Fondazione Sardi per l’Arte, illycaffè, Irinox, Juventus, K-way, Lancia, Lauretana, Moleskine, Montblanc, Piemonte Land of Perfection, Professional Trust Company, Tosetti Value | Il Family office, Treccani
In-kind partners: Artek, Arthur Arbesser, Black Mamba, Cappellini, Cargo, Carioca, Driade, F/Art, Gebrüder Thonet Vienna, Goethe-Institut Turin, Golran, Guido Gobino, Lago Design, Magis, Marrone, Marrone + Mesubim, Moroso, Nemo Lighting, Arti Grafiche Parini, Pastiglie Leone, Pedrali, Sabonet Rosenthal, Torino Airport | Sagat, Trenitalia, Vitra, XO Next Office
Official Carrier: Egual Yard
Official Insurance: Art Defender Insurance
Media Partner: La Stampa, Artsy, Domus
Media Coverage: Sky Arte

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