November 2, 2006


November 10th-12th, 2006

Lingotto Fiere / Turin
11.00 a.m. / 8.00 p.m.

Vernissage November 9th
(by invitation)


In November, Turin will be hosting the most intriguing event of the season: Artissima, a unique chance to meet the people that count in the contemporary art world: artists, collectors, museum directors, curators, art critics but also an extraordinary opportunity to discover the latest art trends, to discover new galleries and young artists, and, why not, to buy today the big names of tomorrow. 172 galleries: a sparkling showcase featuring an exclusive mix of established galleries and world famous artists with the new generations of galleries and artists, aimed at research and experimentation, that are beginning to approach the market. Present Future: two young and successful international curators have selected the works of 14 emerging artists for the section reserved for talents to be discovered. The winner of the illy Prize will be chosen during the Fair amidst the exhibited projects.
New Entries: the section dedicated to young galleries established after 2001 and appearing at Artissima for the first time will include 20 of the most avant-garde representatives of international contemporary art.
Constellations>: a theatrical exhibition within the context of Artissima will host 9 exceptional artistic projects in the section dedicated to large-scale works, with museum-related ambitions, selected by a prestigious committee.
Conversations: For 2006 Artissima Scientific Committee has involved artists such as Jeremy Deller, Francesco Vezzoli and Eric Van Lieshout, witnesses of the most recent tragedies of war like Gilles Saussier, Steve Mumford and Martha Rosler, bloggers and journalists such as Tyler Green, Barry Schwabsky, Walter Robinson and Alessandra Mammì, and museum directors and curators like Adam Weinberg, Charles Esche, Ida Gianelli, Ralph Rugoff, Yuko Hasegawa, Marcella Beccaria, Pier Giovanni Castagnoli and Massimiliano Gioni, in stimulating and intriguing themes such Collecting the uncollectible, Art in the time of war, Re-inventing permanent collections , Fame and infamy, together with experts from the new frontiers of Chinese art (and the Chinese art world) like Fei Dawei, Huang Zhuan, Lu Jie and Ruth Noack.
Collectors: This edition will also feature the special programme that will bring more than 200 of the most well-known international collectors to Turin as guests of Artissima, for a preview visit of the Fair, to meet galleries and enjoy the numerous proposals dedicated by the city to contemporary art.
Acquisitions: The public and artistic institutions in the area (Regione Piemonte, Fondazione CRT, Castello di Rivoli, Fondazione Torino Musei/GAM) which bought works at the 2005 Fair for a value exceeding 1,200,000 euros, have confirmed their decision to set aside consistent funding to purchase works at Artissima 13. The members of the prestigious Scientific Committee of Fondazione CRT, responsible for the selection Sir Nicholas Serota, Rudi Fuchs, David A. Ross, Ida Gianelli and Pier Giovanni Castagnoli will be present at Artissima to choose the works they intend to purchase.
Turin: Artissima will also provide an opportunity for full immersion in the Italian recognised capital of contemporary art. During the Fair the city will be proposing a series of events not to be missed: international exhibitions and openings in museums, foundations, art institutions, Luci dArtista, light installations created by renowned artists in the city streets, and the special nocturnal opening of galleries and other exhibition spaces for Saturday Night Art Fever on Saturday the 11th of November, from 9.30 pm until midnight.
Main section
1000eventi Milano / 41artecontemporanea Torino / Akinci Amsterdam / Ala Milano / Analix Forever Geneva / Andriesse Amsterdam / AP4 Geneva / Art agents Hamburg / Art: Concept Paris / Artericambi Verona / Artiaco Napoli / Artra Milano / Astuni Pietrasanta / bnd Milano / Bagnai Firenze / Beckers Frankfurt / Biasutti & Biasutti Torino / G. Biasutti Torino / BlindArte Napoli / Blu Milano / Bonomo Bari, Roma / Bonzano Roma / Bortolozzi Berlin / Braverman Tel Aviv / Büro Friedrich Berlin, Beijing / Cà di Frà Milano / Cardelli & Fontana Sarzana / Cardi Milano / Carlina Torino / Castello di Rivara Rivara / Changing Role Napoli / Charim Vienna / Ciocca Milano / Colombo Milano / Continua San Gimignano, Beijing / CorsoVeneziaOtto Milano / Cortese Milano / Cosmic Paris / Costa Torino / Crown Brussels / De Carlo Milano / De March Milano / Di Maggio Milano, Berlin / Di Marino Napoli / Dina4Projekte Munich / e/static Torino / extraspazio Roma / Fabjbasaglia Rimini / Ferreira Cape Town / Fontana Milano, Pasadena / Fornello Prato / Friedrich Basel / Gagliardi Torino / Galica Milano / Groeflin | Maag Basel / Guidi & Schoen Genova / Hauff Stuttgart / Herald St London / In Arco Torino / Inman Houston / Jacques London / Kalfayan Athens,Salonika / kaufmann Milano / Klerkx Milano / Laurin Zurich / Lawrence Vancouver / Luger Milano / Lumen Travo Amsterdam / Luxardo Roma / Lynch New York / Maes & Matthys Antwerpen / Maccarone Inc. New York / Magazzino d’Arte Moderna Roma / Marconi Milano / Marella Milano, Beijing / Marvelli New York / Masoero Torino / Mayer Cologne / Maze Torino / Mazzoleni Torino / MC Los Angeles / Mennour Paris / METIS_NL Amsterdam / M. Minini Brescia / Monitor Roma / Monti Roma / Murata & friends Berlin / Nadimi Toronto / Neon?Campobase Bologna, Milano / Newman Popiashvili New York / Noero Torino / Noire San Sebastiano, Torino / O’Neill Roma / OREDARIA Roma / Otto Bologna / Pack Milano / Palma Dotze Vilafranca Del Penedès / Paris Brescia / Parker’s Box New York / Peola Torino / Persano Torino / Perugi Padova / Photo & Contemporary Torino / Photology Milano / Pinksummer Genova / Play Berlin / Poggiali & Forconi Firenze / prometeo Milano, Lucca / Raffaelli Trento / Reflex Amsterdam / Rosso Torino / Rumma Napoli, Milano / Ruzicska Salzburg / S.A.L.E.S. Roma / Scognamiglio Napoli / Shammah Milano / Side 2 Tokyo / Slewe Amsterdam / SOFFIANTINO Torino / Sozzani Milano / Spazia Bologna / Studio Legale Caserta / Svesta Prague / T293 Napoli / Tarasiève Paris / Tedeschi Torino, Milano / The Breeder Athens / Tounta Athens / Tucci Russo Torre Pellice / Upstairs Berlin / V.M.21 Roma / Vacio 9 Madrid / Vallois Paris / Vamialis Athens / Van Zoetendaal Amsterdam / VITAMIN Torino / Wigram London / Wilkinson London / ZERO Milano / Zonca & Zonca Milano
Present Future
CARLES CONGOST – Artericambi Verona / GARDAR EIDE EINARSSON – Nils Staerk Copenhagen / FOS – Max Wigram London / DORA GARCIA – Ellen de Brujine Amsterdam – Michel Rein Paris / JOHN GERRARD – Ernst Hilger Vienna / PIERO GOLIA – Cosmic Paris – Maze Torino / TUE GREENFORT – Johann König Berlin / JESPER JUST – Perry Rubenstein, New York / PANOS KOKKINIAS – Xippas, Athens, Paris / SIGALIT LANDAU – Anita Beckers Frankfurt / TOR-MAGNUS LUNDEBY Mogadishni Copenhagen / TOM MOLLOY Rubicon Dublin / SERGIO PREGO – Soledad Lorenzo Madrid /- Lehmann Maupin New York / KIRSTINE ROEPSTORFF – Peres Project Berlin, Los Angeles
New Entries
Laura Bartlett London / Antonio Battaglia Roma, Milano / Broadway 1602 New York / BUY-SELLF Marseille / cherry and martin Los Angeles / Figge von Rosen Cologne / Fonti Napoli / Gazonrouge Athens / Glance Torino / Hoet Bekaert Gent /Hotel London / Andreas Huber Vienna / Mary Mary Glasgow / Francesca Minin Milano / Motive Amsterdam / Helen Nyborg Copenhagen / Lora Reynolds Austin / RLBQ Marseille / schleicher lange Paris / STANDARD Oslo
KIMSOOJA, Bottari – Alfa Beach (Nigeria), 2001 – Raffaella Cortese Milano / BRUNA ESPOSITO, Shadow, 2006 – Federico Luger Milano / ELISABETTA BENASSI, Mirage #1 – Mirage #3, 2005 – Magazzino d’Arte Moderna Roma / SIMON STARLING, By night the Swiss buy chaep-trate electricity , 2005 – Franco Noero Torino / BRUNO PEINADO, (Untitled) Vanity flight case, 2005 – Parker’s Box New York / TOMAS SARACENO, Flying Garden, 2006 Pinksummer Genova / ALICE GUARESCHI, Local Time Destination, 2005 – Sonia Rosso Torino / GABRIELE BASILICO, Monaco 2006, 2005 -2006 – V.M.21 Roma / JOAN JONAS, Mirror pieces, 1969 -2004 – Wilkinson London

Board of Directors
Paul Andriesse, Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam / Olivier Antoine, Art : Concept, Paris / Nicky Verber, Herald St, London / Francesca Kaufmann, francesca kaufmann, Milano / Michèle Maccarone, Maccarone Inc., New York / Massimo Minini, Massimo Minini, Brescia / Franco Noero, Franco Noero, Torino
Advisory Board
Matt Aberle, Los Angeles / Marc and Josée Gensollen, Marseille / Maurizio Morra Greco, Napoli / Gregory Papadimitriou, Athens / Matteo and Bruna Viglietta, Busca/Cuneo
Scientific Committee
David A. Ross, President Artist Pension Trust, New York
Ida Gianelli, Director Castello di Rivoli, Museum of Contemporary Art, Rivoli
Pier Giovanni Castagnoli, Director GAM / City Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art, Torino
Present Future Board of Curators
Katerina Gregos, Artistic Director, Argos Centre for Art and Media, Brussels / Agustín Pérez Rubio, Chief Curator MUSAC Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Castilla y Léon
Constellations Board of curators
Dan Cameron, Senior Curator at Large, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York / Co- Curator Taipei Biennial 2006
Nicolaus Schafhausen, Director, Witte de With Center of Contemporary Art, Rotterdam
Marc-Olivier Wahler, Director, Palais de Tokyo Site de Création Contemporaine, Paris

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