In 2017, Turin hosts the 27th edition of Artissima at the OVAL Pavilion. Currently directed by Ilaria Bonacossa, the fair occurs 50 years after the first Arte Povera (a term established by Germano Celant in 1967) exhibition. Artissima has been proposing developments in each edition, building a considerable affluence of collectors, art professionals, and the general public. This influence is noticed across the other cultural events occurring simultaneously in Turin.
Artissima is able to continuously refresh its position by developing a complete programme through the creation of different sections – works by established artists, the resurgence of works from groundbreaking artists, the promotion of the innovative works of young artists and new galleries, and the creation of dialogues between artworks in a same space.
Three special sections are presented this year – ‘Disegni’, curated by Luís Silva and João Mourão, a novelty with special focus on drawing; ‘Present Future,’ the section dedicated to emerging artists, with projects from 23 galleries; ‘Back to the Future,’ which rediscovers, through solo shows, the works by pioneers of contemporary art created during the 80’s.
Additionally, this year the fair presents two special projects the ‘Deposito d’arte italiana presente’ a retrospective of works by 128 italian artists since 1994 and ‘PIPER. Learning at the discotheque’.
At Artissima 2017, the visitor can find 206 galleries from 32 countries exhibiting works from over 700 artists.
Location: OVAL Lingotto Fiere, Torino
3 – 5 of November 2017
// MAIN SECTION
Works by: Ed Atkins; Calla Henkel & Max Pitegoff; John Knight; Mark Leckey
Works by: Alvaro Urbano; Vanessa Safavi; Petrit Halilaj; Emma Hart, David Horvitz; Kasia Fudakowski
Works by: Octavio Abundez; Cristina Garrido
Work by: Francesca Longhini
Galerie Christophe Gaillard
Work by: Dave Hardy
Galleria Franco Noero
Works by: Sam Falls; Mario García Torres
Umberto di Marino
Works by: Sergio Vega; Eugenio Espinoza; André Romão; Eugenio Tibaldi; Francesca Grilli; Luca Francesconi; Pedro Neves Marques; Ana Manso; Alberto Di Fabio; Vedovamazzei
Works by: Chantal Joffe; Jules de Balincourt; Varda Caivano; Yayoi Kusama
Works by: Jan Vercruysse; Mario Airò; Ettore Spalletti; Mimmo Jodice; Linda Fregni Nagler; Giovanni Anselmo; Bethan Huws; Armin Linke; Rosa Barba; Andrea Romano; Haim Steinbach; Joseph Kosuth.
// NEW ENTRIES
Works by: Dana Lok; Cleo Fariselli; Will Stewart
Galeria Francisco Fino
Work by: Gabriel Abrantes
Works by: Filippo Minelli; Stefano Serretta; Simone Monsi
Galerie Thomas Bernard – Cortex Athletico
Work by: Vittorio Santoro
Galerie Eva Meyer
Work by: Joséphine Kaeppelin
// BACK TO THE FUTURE
Galerie Laurence Bernard and Galerie Anne-Sarah Bénichou
Work by: Marion Baruch
Galerie in situ – Fabienne Leclerc
Work by: Mark Dion
Work by: Julião Sarmento
Work by: Daniel Otero Torres
Work by: Patrizio di Massimo
Galeria Vera Cortês
Work by: Céline Condorelli
// PRESENT FUTURE
Work by: Salvatore Arancio
Works by: Belén Uriel; Rodrigo Hernández; Joanna Piotrowska; Sara Chang Yan; Renato Leotta; Luís Lázaro Matos
Work by: Nicolás Lamas