December 19, 2010 - Arte Fiera - In 2011
December 19, 2010

In 2011

In 2011
International Exhibition of Contemporary Art in Bologna (Italy)
January 28-31, 2011

Thursday, 27 January by noonBologna Exhibition Center

Arte Fiera Art First celebrates its 35th Anniversary with the upcoming edition, in Bologna from 28 to 31 January 2011.

Italy’s largest and most important art fair, a must-see event that attracts gallery owners, collectors, curators, artists, and art lovers, Arte Fiera Art First has maintained its role of top international showcase promoting Italian and foreign art from the early 20th century up to the latest trends.

Arte Fiera is not only a fair, it is a moment of cultural life for the entire city of Bologna thanks to the increasing partnerships with the local institution which allowed the promotion of high level collateral events in the whole urban space.

More than 200 galleries in the 15,000 square metres of Bologna Exhibition Centre, divided into three sectors (modern art, contemporary art, and latest trends), with an emphatically international section reserved to Young Galleries with not more than five years of activity.

At Art Talks space the roundtable Art Education Programs‚ organized by IACCCA (International Association of Corporate Collections of Contemporary Art), on the several forms of art education that corporations with contemporary art collections now promote and offer to their employees. Speakers include: Jacqueline D’Amencourt of LHOIST Group, Janina Vitale of DZ Bank and Aline Pujo of Fondation Neuflize Vie, will discuss the subject with the moderator Walter Guadagnini of Unicredit Group (Italy).

Every day, at Art Café Space, meetings and presentation of art books and catalogues.

Two important Art Prizes dedicated to contemporary creativity.
The 5th edition of the Euromobil Under 30 Prize—main sponsor of Arte Fiera Art First – addressed to young artists represented by galleries at Arte Fiera and selected by a jury of critics and professionals, who will announce the winner in the “I luoghi dell’arte, I luoghi del design” space inside the Fair.

The 8th edition of Furla Prize, the Italian prize recognized as a fundamental stepping stone for Italian artists to embark on an exchange from abroad, with the cooperation of Arte Fiera organizes a roundtable at the Fair with the participation of its five finalists and the Italian and foreign curators who selected them. The patron artist of this edition is Christian Boltanski who conceived the graphic image and the motto Pleure qui peut, rit qui veut.

During the four days of Arte Fiera, Bologna becomes an ideal setting between past and present.

From 28 January to 27 February 2011 in one of Italy’s best-conserved medieval historical centres, Arte Fiera and the City of Bologna present If one winter’s day a traveller, the 6th edition of Bologna Art First curated by Julia Draganovic: a wealth of individual stories, poetic tales that take shape as installations, sculptures, and performances specifically created by both well-known and rising Italian and foreign artists selected from the galleries at the Fair, that dialogue with the memory of important symbols of the city.

ARTE FIERA OFF is the showcase of all the events organized in Bologna and in the Region Emilia Romagna in these hectic days.

The cooperation among institutions, foundations and private collectors attract to Bologna renowned people within Italian and International art world: at MAMbo, the European preview of American artist Matthew Day Jackson’s solo show In search of…; at Palazzo Pepoli Pleure qui peut, rit qui veut, the exhibition featuring works by the five finalists of the 8th edition of the Furla Prize, a collaboration between Fondazione Furla and Fondazione Carisbo; in Aula Magna di Santa Lucia, on Friday, January 28th 2011 Lady performance, a meeting with Marina Abramovic promoted by the Alma Mater Studiorum in collaboration with Arte Fiera; at Salone del Podestà in Palazzo Re Enzo, Happy Tech – Machines with a human face, a show of art+science that explores our relationship with new technologies sponsored by Fondazione Marino Golinelli; at Spazio Carbonesi, Svoboda, a group show of contemporary Russian artists who investigate the concept of freedom in Russia; at Basilica di Santo Stefano, the solo show on Shozo Shimamoto, one of the founders of the Gutai group, curated by Achille Bonito Oliva. In Reggio Emilia Collezione Maramotti presents Collĭgĕre, a long-established collection project tells its story through its selection of more than two hundred pieces from the Fifties to the present day.

On Saturday 29 January, Bologna changes the colour of the night with the third edition of Art White Night, a celebration of contemporary art in the historical city centre, featuring installations of Bologna Art First, museums, art galleries, and shops, opened until midnight.

Bologna Exhibition Center
January 28 – 31, 2011

Thursday 27 January, noon
Preview by invitation only

From Friday 28 to Sunday 30 January, 11am – 7pm
Monday 31, 11am – 5pm

Buy tickets online

Hotel reservations
Piazza Costituzione, 5/E – 40128 Bologna (Italy)
Tel. +39 051 6375111 – Fax +39 051 6375149

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