Artissima, the International Fair of Contemporary Art, which will be held in Torino from November 5 (preview) to 8, is pleased to announce the creation of Artissima XYZ, an original cross-media platform that transforms the curated sections of the fair into an immersive digital experience.
Artissima moves forward with innovative responses to the necessities of the time, identifying flexible forms of observation and relation, to sustain the present methodologies of the art system and its players, transforming into a hybrid fair capable of narrating and revealing contemporary art.
Beyond the physical fair, for the 2020 edition, the sections Present Future (curated by Ilaria Gianni and Fernanda Brenner), Back to the Future (curated by Lorenzo Giusti and Mouna Mekouar) and Disegni (curated by Letizia Ragaglia and Bettina Steinbrügge) will exist on the platform Artissima XYZ, online from 3 November to 9 December 2020. Supported by Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo, Artissima XYZ has...been formulated in continuity with Artissima Digital, the digital ecosystem of the fair since 2017.
Suggesting the axes of a Cartesian system, the name XYZ refers to the multi-dimensional and multi-media approach applied by the platform, designed to convey physical experience through virtual experience. Visitors can thus appreciate the value of a work of art not only by seeing it, but also by listening to its critical interpretation and discovering its creative genesis through photographs, videos, interviews and podcasts. Some of the contents will be produced directly by the galleries and artists, while others will be created by the editorial team Ordet—composed of Edoardo Bonaspetti, Stefano Cernuschi and Anna Bergamasco.
The curated sections will be presented offering fresh experiential content to deeply explore the work of all the main figures involved: galleries, artists, curators. Each curatorial team has selected ten projects for its section. 3 sections, 30 artists for 30 galleries, 10 for each section.
Present Future focuses on emerging talents not yet over 40 years of age.
An international jury will evaluate the proposals of the online Present Future section and will assign the illy Present Future Prize, the award supported by illycaffè, now at its 20th edition, to the most interesting submitted project.
Back to the Future presents monographic projects for the rediscovery of great pioneers of contemporary art. The section, which is also open to artists’ estates, brings together works made over a specific time span. This year the selected period is from 1960 to 1999.
Disegni presents monographic projects on contemporary experimentation with the practice of drawing, originally associated with paper and then impacted by radical transformations.
Participating artists and galleries
Edu de Barros, Sé Galeria Sao Paulo / Simon Denny, Altman Siegel San Francisco / Radamés “Juni” Figueroa, Proyectos Ultravioleta Guatemala City / Shadi Harouni, Tiziana Di Caro Napoli / Luís Lázaro Matos, Madragoa Lisbon / Noe Martínez, Llano Mexico City / Sara Naim, The Third Line Dubai / Antonio Obá, Mendes Wood DM Sao Paulo, Brussels, New York / Manuel Solano, Peres Projects Berlin / Kandis Williams, Night Gallery Los Angeles
XYZ—Back to the Future
Guillaume Bijl, Hubert Winter Vienna / Lisetta Carmi, Martini & Ronchetti Genova / Feliciano Centurión, Waldengallery Buenos Aires / Isabella Ducrot, T293 Roma / Rose Finn-Kelcey, Kate Macgarry London / Julije Knifer, Frank Elbaz Paris, Dallas / David Lamelas, Jan Mot Brussels / Ivens Machado, Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro / Mohamed Melehi, Loft Art Casablanca / Regina Vater, Jaqueline Martins Sao Paulo
Sarah Abu Abdallah, Athr Jeddah / Monica Bonvicini, König Berlin / Ellen Cantor, Isabella Bortolozzi Berlin / Keren Cytter, Pilar Corrias London / Sarah Faux, Capsule Shanghai Shanghai / Heike-Karin Föll, Campoli Presti London, Paris / Marguerite Humeau, Clearing New York, Brussels / Bethan Huws, Vistamare/Vistamarestudio Pescara, Milano / Olivia Plender, Maureen Paley London / Ivana Spinelli, Gallleriapiù Bologna
"XYZ—in the words of fair Director Ilaria Bonacossa—does not only suggest three spatial coordinates, but also the final letters of the alphabet, which brought together in an unpronounceable term open up the possibility of new and unexpected languages."
A central event for national and international professionals and art lovers, Artissima attracts 55,000 visitors, including 5,500 contemporary art collectors, more than 400 international curators and museum directors, several groups of patrons of prestigious museums worldwide and 1,500 accredited journalists.
The 27th edition of the fair will take place from November 5 (preview) to November 8, 2020 in Turin and will showcase experimental young talents alongside outstanding galleries and internationally recognized artists that have shaped the history of contemporary art.
Director Ilaria Bonacossa has nominated a new team of international curators to develop the different sections of the fair and a series of specific projects, talks and lectures that reconfirm Artissima’s experimental and curatorial nature.
In 2020, Artissima will explore the concept of FRENETIC STANDSTILL, examining its repercussions on the world of contemporary art. The theme of acceleration as opposed to inertia, and therefore of a necessary change of our paradigms, ignites the most recent debates. The true response to the crisis of our complex times is a profound and thorough form of evolution which might be conveyed precisely by art, which has always acted as a catalyst of the most innovative visions.
The seven sections:
Brings together outstanding galleries from the international art world: established names offer collectors and art lovers an event of the highest quality.
Reserved to emerging galleries or galleries with an experimental approach applying with either a monographic booth or with a dialogue of works by 2 artists.
Presents the most interesting emerging galleries from the international art scene, that have been open less than 5 years and taking part in Artissima for the first time.
*presented by Valerio Del Baglivo
Art Spaces & Editions
A special section of Artissima exclusively devoted to galleries and non-profit spaces presenting editions, prints and multiples by contemporary artists.
The section of Artissima that presents monographic booths dedicated to the most contemporary experimentations with the practice of drawing, originally associated with paper and then radically evolved.
*curated by Letizia Ragaglia, Bettina Steinbrügge
Back to the Future
Presents museum quality monographic booths by artists whose work plays an important role in the history of art and deserves renewed attention. The section - also open to Artists’ Estates - displays works realised between 1960 and 1999.
*curated by Lorenzo Giusti, Mouna Mekouar
Reserved to emerging talents, less than 40 years old. The artists will be selected on the basis of new site-specific projects which will be presented by their galleries or respective research spaces.
*curated by Ilaria Gianni, Fernanda Brenner
For more information and to apply to Artissima, please visit our website. Deadline for applications is May 10.
Selection Committee Main Section, Dialogue/Monologue, New Entries and Art Spaces & Editions:
– Claudia Altman-Siegel, Altman Siegel Gallery, San Francisco
– Isabella Bortolozzi, Isabella Bortolozzi Gallery, Berlin
– Paola Capata, Monitor Gallery, Rome, Lisbon
– Raffaella Cortese, Raffaella Cortese Gallery, Milan
– Nikolaus Oberhuber, KOW Gallery, Berlin
– Maureen Paley, Maureen Paley Gallery, London
– Alessandro Pasotti, P420 Gallery, Bologna
– Gregor Podnar, Gregor Podnar Gallery, Berlin
For more information on the event or application procedures:
Giuditta Zaniboni–International Exhibitors Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
Laura Pongiluppi–Italy Exhibitors Manager, email@example.com
The Artissima team looks forward to welcoming you in Turin in November!
The organisation of Artissima is overseen by Artissima srl, a company affiliated with Fondazione Torino Musei. The Artissima trademark belongs to Regione Piemonte, Città Metropolitana di Torino and Città di Torino. The 27th edition of Artissima takes place with the support of the three brand-owning authorities, jointly with Fondazione CRT, Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT, Compagnia di San Paolo and Camera di commercio di Torino.
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