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November 29, 2008

Arte Fiera Art First 2009

Arte Fiera Art First 2009
The Italian fair of modern and contemporary art

January 23rd – 26th 2009
Bologna Exhibition Center

From January 23rd to 26th 2009 the 33rd edition of Arte Fiera Art First – the main reference point for modern and contemporary art in Italy – will be held in Bologna.

Featuring over 200 selected Italian and international galleries, Arte Fiera Art First offers a wide outlook, relating languages and tendencies of various artistic researches, from the XX Century masterpieces to the cutting edge of the latest generations.

Arte Fiera will be located in new exhibition halls – one of them just inaugurated this summer – that can provide museum-like spaces. It will feature along with important confirmations of established galleries like Jérôme de Noirmont and Lelong (Paris), Thaddeus Ropac (Paris-Salzburg), Massimo De Carlo, Lia Rumma and Christian Stein (Milan), Alfonso Artiaco (Naples) a selection of young galleries which are in business not more than 5 years and have been selected for the originality and quality of their artists, like Francesco Pantaleone (Palermo), Monitor (Rome) and Patrick Heide (London).

The attention of Arte Fiera towards the recent developments of the art market and collecting is confirmed this year by the program of lectures which will be held over the four opening days, devoted to all aspects and developments of art collecting in its private and public forms.

Four panels will feature Italian and international guest speakers

· Friday 23rd January 11a.m-1p.m. Wunderkammer for two: private collecting as passion for art in twosome. Chairman Gianfranco Maraniello, Director MAMbo, Museum of Modern Art of Bologna, hosting Italian and international private collectors.

· Friday 23rd January 3p.m.-5p.m: the collecting of public museums, in collaboration with PARC – The General Direction for the quality and preservation of the landscape, architecture and contemporary art in Italy

· Saturday 24th January 11a.m.-1p.m: the collecting of private bank, in collaboration with Il Gruppo Il Sole 24Ore. Chairman Salvatore Carrubba, Director Editorial Strategies Il Gruppo Il Sole 24Ore, hosting directors of the most important art collections of financial institutions.

· Sunday 25th January 11a.m-1p.m at MAMbo: the collecting of private art foundations. Chairman Achille Bonito Oliva, curator and art critic, hosting Presidents of the principal international art foundations.

Artistic director
Silvia Evangelisti

Advisory Board of Arte Fiera Art First 2009
Gianfranco Benedetti – Galleria Stein – Milan
Marilena Bonomo – Galleria Bonomo – Bari
Ben Brown – Ben Brown Gallery – London
James Cohan – James Cohan Gallery – New York
Tiziano Dabbeni – Galleria Dabbeni – Lugano
Monica De Cardenas – Galleria De Cardenas – Milan
Nello Di Meo – Galerie Di Meo – Paris
Claudia Gianferrari – Galleria Gianferrari – Milan
Pasquale Ribuffo – Galleria De’ Foscherari – Bologna

International Exhibition of Contemporary Art in Bologna (Italy)
January 23rd -26th 2009
Bologna Exhibition Center

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