Artissima 2019 | Off-Site Special Projects

Oct 15, 2019 11:22AM

Jacopo Miliani, Deserto, 2018, video, 6' 09''. Courtesy the artist and Rosa Santos, Valencia.

Artissima - the most contemporary art fair in Italy - will return in Turin from November 1 to 3, featuring the works of more than 1,000 artists presented by 208 galleries from 43 countries. Discover the complete list of the 2019 exhibitors here.

Artissima 2019 has seven sections:

| Main Section | presenting a selection of the most representative galleries on the international scene. This year 97 galleries will be showcased, including 50 international exhibitors.

| New Entries | section dedicated to emerging international players, with 20 galleries this year, 15 of which are from abroad.

| Dialogue | focusses on specific projects in which the works of maximum two artists are shown in close dialogue with each other, 30 galleries are participating, 22 of which are from abroad.

| Art Spaces & Editions | includes 7 exhibitors from galleries, project spaces and non-profit initiatives, all specialising in artists’ editions and multiples.

| Present Future | now in its 19th year, Present Future is the curated section of Artissima for emerging talents. This year it features the works of 20 artists presented by 22 galleries (16 international, 6 Italian).

| Back to the Future | now in its 10th edition, Back to the Future focusses on the rediscovery of pioneers of contemporary art. This year it will focus on 19 artists, presented by 19 galleries (16 international, 3 Italian).

| Disegni | in its third year, Disegni is the section of the fair open to all forms of contemporary drawing. This year it will features 21 artists, represented by 21 galleries (11 international, 10 Italian).

Abstract Sex

Joanna Piotrowska, Untitled, 2015, silver gelatin hand print, 27.2 × 21.6 cm, edition of 7 + 3 AP. Courtesy of the artist and Madragoa, Lisbon.

Abstract Sex: We don’t have any clothes, only equipment is an innovative off-site exhibition project of Artissima, extending into the city and occupying the spaces of Jana, the fashion boutique on Via Maria Vittoria that has always been a reference point for artists, writers and other cultural figures. The exhibition – conceived by Ilaria Bonacossa and curated by Lucrezia Calabrò Visconti and Guido Costa – focusses on the theme of desire, in line with the fil rouge of this edition of the fair. Poised between an action of piracy and an exhibition, the project features photographs, videos, works on canvas and paper, and objects on loan from galleries taking part in Artissima. Discover more here.

The artists and galleries invited to take part in the exhibition are:

  • Iván Argote, VERMEHLO Sao Paulo
  • Josefin Arnell, LILY ROBERT Paris
  • Marcel Bascoulard, CHRISTOPHE GAILLARD Paris
  • Benni Bosetto, ADA Roma
  • Simon Fujiwara, DVIR Tel Aviv, Brussels
  • Thomas Hämén, ISSUES Stockholm
  • Barbara Hammer, KOW Berlin, Madrid
  • Corrado Levi, RIBOT Milano
  • Sidsel Meineche Hansen, RODEO London, Piraeus
  • Jacopo Miliani, ROSA SANTOS Valencia
  • Athena Papadopoulos, EMALIN London
  • Joanna Piotrowska, MADRAGOA Lisbon
  • Agnieszka Polska, GEORG KARGL Vienna
  • Karol Radiszewski, BWA WARSZAWA Warsaw
  • Steve Reinke, ISABELLA BORTOLOZZI Berlin
  • Tom of Finland, ESPACIO MINIMO Madrid
  • Anna Uddenberg, KRAUPA-TUSKANY ZEIDLER Berlin
  • Andra Ursuta, MASSIMO DE CARLO Milano, London, Hong Kong

Artissima Telephone

Xiaoyi Chen, I will never speak to god again, 2017, audio installation, 19' 31''. Courtesy of Matèria and the artist.

Continuing last year’s inaugural Sound art exhibition, in 2019 Artissima launches Artissima Telephone, the second off-site project created for the OGR – Officine Grandi Riparazioni as a result of the collaboration between the two institutions. Conceived by Ilaria Bonacossa and curated by Vittoria Martini, the exhibition offers an overview of the telephone as a means of artistic expression, presenting works selected from the proposals of the galleries taking part in the fair. Discover more here.

Michelangelo Pistoletto, Smartphone giovane donna 6 movimenti E, 2018, silkscreen on super mirror stainless steel, 250 x 125 cm. Photo Nicola Morittu and Courtesy Galleria Giorgio Persano.

The artists and galleries invited to take part in the exhibition are:

  • aaajiao, HOUSE OF EGORN Berlin
  • Apparatus 22, GALLLERIAPIÙ Bologna
  • Matthew Attard, MICHELA RIZZO Venezia
  • Axel M.
  • Xiaoyi Chen, MATÈRIA Roma
  • Larisa Crunțeanu, ANCA POTERASU Bucharest
  • Roberto Fassone, FANTA-MLN Milano
  • Shadi Habib Allah, RODEO London, Piraeus
  • Nona Inescu, SPAZIOA Pistoia
  • Antal Lakner, GLASSYARD Budapest
  • Glenda León, SENDA Barcelona
  • Camille Llobet, FLORENCE LOEWY Paris
  • Anna Maria Maiolino, RAFFAELLA CORTESE Milano
  • Josep Maynou, BOMBON Barcelona
  • Marzia Migliora, LIA RUMMA Milano, Napoli, Progetto speciale Telefono Rosa Torino
  • Francesco Pedraglio, NORMA MANGIONE Torino
  • Michelangelo Pistoletto, GIORGIO PERSANO Torino
  • Selma Selman, NOVEMBAR Belgrade
  • Michele Spanghero, ALBERTA PANE Paris, Venezia + MAZZOLI, Berlin, Modena, Dusseldorf
  • Myles Starr, VIN VIN Vienna
  • Alberto Tadiello, Vicenza
  • Emilio Vavarella, GALLLERIAPIÙ Bologna
  • Cesare Viel, PINKSUMMER Genova