Applications open

Applications open


Artissima Fair

March 23, 2023
Applications open
Curated sections deadline: April 30
Flagship sections deadline: May 5
Artissima: November 2–5

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Artissima 2023: applications are now open. A central event for professionals and art lovers, Artissima 2023 will take place from November 3–5 in Torino (preview November 2), under the guidance of Luigi Fassi.

The only Italian fair exclusively focusing on contemporary art, Artissima stands out on the international scene for its experimental, cutting-edge and sophisticated identity, and for the high-quality exhibits.

The 30th edition of the fair is composed by four flagship sections (Main Section, Monologue/Dialogue, New Entries, Art Spaces & Editions) and three curated sections (Present Future, Back to the Future, Disegni) presented both physically at the fair and virtually on the digital platform Artissima Voice Over.

new theme will symbolically cross the sections—Relations of Care. Based on a recent essay by the Brazilian anthropologist Renzo Taddei focused on the indigenous Brazilian thought, the concept identifies and suggests care as the ultimate aim of knowledge, and as a matrix of all relationships inside communities—human and non-human—which are harmonious and inclusive. Art is undoubtedly a tool capable of encouraging relations of care and dialogue, while at the same time creating unprecedented forms of comprehension of reality, activating new codes with which to rethink our everyday ways of living and sharing.

The flagship sections (application deadline: May 5, 2023)
Main Section 
brings together outstanding galleries from the international art world: established names offer collectors and art lovers an event of the highest quality.

Monologue/Dialogue is reserved to emerging galleries or galleries with an experimental approach applying with either a monographic booth or with works by two artists in dialogue.

New Entries presents the most interesting emerging galleries from the international art scene, that have been open less than five years and taking part in Artissima for the first time.

Art Spaces & Editions is a special section of Artissima exclusively devoted to galleries and non-profit spaces presenting editions, prints and multiples by contemporary artists.

The Selection Committee of the galleries taking part in the Main Section, New Entries, Monologue/Dialogue e Art Spaces & Editions involves an international team of gallerists composed of Paola Capata (Monitor gallery, Roma, Lisbon, Pereto), Philippe Charpentier (mor charpentier gallery, Paris, Bogotà), Raffaella Cortese (Raffaella Cortese gallery, Milano), Antoine Levi (Ciaccia Levi gallery, Paris, Milano) and Nikolaus Oberhuber (KOW gallery, Berlin), joined by two new members Guido Costa (Guido Costa Projects gallery, Torino) and Elsa Ravazzolo Botner (A Gentil Carioca gallery, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo).

The curated sections (application deadline: April 30, 2023)
Present Future
, curated by Saim Demircan (independent curator and writer, Torino) and Maurin Dietrich (director Kunstverein München, Munich), showcases emerging talents, preferably less than 40 years old. The artists, presented by their reference galleries, are selected on the basis of a specific project. The section features monographic projects with the goal of shedding light on new trends on the international art scene.

Back to the Future, curated by Defne Ayas (freelance curator, Berlin) and Francesco Manacorda (freelance curator, London), features monographic projects by contemporary art pioneers whose work played a key role in art history. The section gathers works realised from 1950 to 1979 and favours geographical areas in which artists have been less visible—be it due to their gender, cultural and political affiliations. Particular attention is dedicated to work developed in marginal and diasporic contexts.

Disegni, curated by Irina Zucca Alessandrelli (curator Collezione Ramo, Milano), is the only section in Italian art fairs dedicated to this medium. It presents projects conceived as solo shows that enhance the authenticity and autonomy of the work on paper.

How to apply
Applications forms are available here. For more information on the application procedures please contact: Giuditta Zaniboni, International Exhibitors Manager / Laura Pongiluppi, Italy Exhibitors Manager. Don’t miss your chance to participate in Artissima 2023, Italy’s contemporary art fair!

Main partner: Intesa Sanpaolo.

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