New Developments for 2017
Disegni: the new section of Artissima curated by Luís Silva and João Mourão. Besides focusing on an artistic practice – drawing – capable of capturing the immediacy of the creative process and the thinking gesture, Disegni also addresses the advent of a new form of collecting.
A new team of curators for the various sections has been appointed, engaging with Italian and international personalities who have an active role in the transformations in progress in the world of contemporary art.
The Deposito d’Arte Italiana Presente: the new exhibition project of Artissima on Italian art from 1994 to the present curated by Ilaria Bonacossa and Vittoria Martini. The Deposito will host prestigious loans from Piedmont-based institutions and works from the galleries taking part in the fair.
“Piper. Learning at the discotheque”: the new programme of talks coordinated by the classroom, conceived to narrate contemporary art in an unconventional way, inside a space based on the historic Piper discotheque in Torino.
Three new prizes assigned to artists and galleries participating at the fair: the OGR Award is the new prize of the Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT, involving the acquisition of a work for its collection, taking its place at the new OGR – Officine Grandi Riparazioni of Torino. Refresh Premio Irinox, supported by Irinox and focusing in 2017 on the new Disegni section, honors an artist who “reinvents by conserving”, bringing out the expressive immediacy of drawing in a contemporary way. The Campari Art Prize, in collaboration with Gruppo Campari, is assigned to an artist under 35 years of age who focuses on the evocative power of storytelling in its multiple interpretations.
A digital platform: Artissima has transformed its catalogue in a digital platform that is constantly updated to offer galleries a showcase that is not only physical but also virtual, where they can independently organise content and make contact with a much larger audience of art connoisseurs.
The fair design: the studio Vudafieri Saverino Partners of Milan has designed the new installation to enhance the spaces of the pavilion and the various projects of the fair.
#SocialRoom: a space of #ArtissimaLive in which visitors can recharge their digital devices in an atmosphere full of stimuli, ideas and digital inspirations.
The new coordinated image by Studio Sonnoli. The graphic design chosen to represent the identity of the fair narrates the transformative spirit of contemporary art, which has always been the focus of Artissima.
New focus on food, wine and culinary research. The inventive vigour of the award-winning chef Mariangela Susigan, of Gardenia in Caluso, will host the fair’s guests at the restaurant on the balcony of the VIP Lounge offering them an intense and imaginative experience. The bistro will be organised by Piaceri d’Italia, a gastronomy company with a focus on quality and authenticity, thanks to contacts with Slow Food affiliates.
After Artissima: the historic Società Canottieri Esperia club will organise “After Artissima”, a “chill, drink and dance” lounge, from Thursday 2 to Saturday 4 November, from 22.30 to 03.00. (Open to guests with exhibitor badges, VIP cards and press passes).