Innovative and experimental, since its establishment in 1994, Artissima focuses on young and avant-garde artists, curated booths and special projects. The high quality of the fair, which is guaranteed year after year by a growing number of international curators who contribute to the research and selection of the artists on show, attracts sophisticated collectors from around the world and an attentive specialist public.
Artissima 2016 revolves around the commitment to promote artistic and curatorial experimentation, and the exploration of the notion of performance. The latter has inspired the performative exhibition project In Mostra and guides the public through the fair’s sections, stimulating an active dialogue between the visitor’s eye and body and the art object.
Nearly two hundred galleries from around the world participate every year. In addition to the fair, Artissima is also composed of three art sections, headed by a board of international curators and museum directors, devoted to emerging artists, performances and rediscovering the great pioneers of contemporary art.
Artissima 2016 will be held in Turin, Italy, from November 4 - 6, at the Oval, a glass pavilion built for the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in the industrial archaeology complex of the Lingotto.