Exhibitors’ list and new features of the 26th edition

Exhibitors’ list and new features of the 26th edition


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July 22, 2019
Exhibitors’ list and new features of the 26th edition
November 1–3, 2019
Preview: October 31

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After the vibrant celebration of its 25th anniversary, Artissima—the only fair in Italy exclusively devoted to contemporary art—will return to the Oval pavilion in Turin from November 1-3, 2019, under the artistic direction of Ilaria Bonacossa.

Don’t miss the opportunity to fall in love with the latest developments in art through the works of more than 1,000 artists presented by 208 galleries from 43 countries. The four sections chosen by our selection committee (Main Section, New Entries, Dialogue, Art Spaces & Editions) will gather both established and emerging contemporary galleries. Of our three curated sections, Present Future will feature emerging talent, Back to the Future will rediscover pioneers active between the 1960s and the 1990s, and Disegni will showcase all forms of contemporary drawing.

Discover the complete list of the 2019 exhibitors!

Setting off on a wave of new impulses and energies, this year we have selected a timely and emblematic theme—desire/censorship—that is reflected in a new visual identity: a black visual diaphragm perforated by six circles, offering glimpses of photographic images along with fragments of text, suggesting other interpretations. A semantic drift that alternates common meanings with forbidden, unspeakable overtones. An invitation to experience Artissima, and the contemporary art that feeds it, as a seductive space to explore and to discover.

Special projects
Artissima will also feature three special initiatives: Hub Middle East—a new project in collaboration with Fondazione Torino Musei that sets out to offer an overview of galleries, institutions and artists active in a geographical area of central importance for developments in contemporary society; Artissima Telephone—an exhibition project curated by Vittoria Martini for the OGR Officine Grandi Riparazioni offering a survey of the use of the telephone as an art medium; Abstract Sex: We don’t have any clothes, only equipment—an innovative show of Artissima conceived by Ilaria Bonacossa and curated by Lucrezia Calabrò Visconti and Guido Costa. Occupying the spaces of Jana, a historic fashion boutique in Turin, the exhibition investigates the importance of desire in the most recent artistic and cultural research, through videos, sculptures, works on canvas, paper, and objects presented by the galleries taking part in Artissima 2019.

Every year Artissima relies on the collaboration of gallerists, curators, museum directors and art professionals to select and guarantee the highest quality of works and projects presented at the fair:

Claudia Altman Siegel, founder of Altman Siegel gallery, San Francisco (Selection committee) / Edoardo Bonaspetti, co-director of Ordet, Milan (#ArtissimaStories and #ArtissimaPills curator) / Elena Bordignon, founder of ATP Diary (#ArtissimaLive coordinator) / Isabella Bortolozzi, founder of Isabella Bortolozzi gallery, Berlin (Selection committee) / Lucrezia Calabrò Visconti, independent curator (Abstract Sex exhibition curator) / Juan Canela, independent curator and art critic, Barcelona (Present Future committee) / Paola Capata, founder of Monitor gallery, Rome/Lisbon (Selection committee) / Stefano Cernuschi, co-director of Ordet, Milan (#ArtissimaStories and #ArtissimaPills curator) / Raffaella Cortese, founder of Raffaella Cortese gallery, Milan (Selection committee) / Guido Costa, founder of Guido Costa Projects gallery, Turin (Abstract Sex exhibition curator) / Anna Daneri, independent curator, Genoa/Milan (Meeting Point curator) / Ilaria Gianni, independent curator and writer, Rome (Present Future committee) / Lorenzo Giusti, director of GAMeC, Bergamo (Back to the Future committee) / Vittoria Martini, art historian, Turin (Artissima Telephone curator) / João Mourão, co-director of Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon (Disegni committee) / Alessandro Pasotti, co-founder of P420 gallery, Bologna (Selection committee) / Gregor Podnar, founder of Gregor Podnar gallery, Berlin (Selection committee) / Cristiano Raimondi, independent curator and artistic director Società delle Api (Back to the Future committee) / Luís Silva, co-director of Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon (Disegni committee) / Nicolas Trembley, independent curator, art critic and curator of the SYZ Collection, Geneva (Back to the Future committee) / Émilie Villez, director of KADIST, Paris (Present Future committee)

In town
During the fair Turin will host, among others, the exhibitions of Paolo Icaro at GAM; Pedro Neves Marques, winner of the illy Present Future Prize in 2018, Claudia Comte and Michael Rakowitz at Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea; Berlinde De Bruyckere at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo; Monica Bonvicini and Mauro Restiffe at OGR; Man Ray at Camera; Navjot Altaf at PAV; and more to be announced.

We look forward to welcoming you in Turin this fall!

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