Artissima, Torino

3 (preview) to 6 November 2016, there will be the twenty-second edition of Artissima, the Italian art fair based in Turin and directed by Sarah Cosulich. As you know, Artissima focuses on young and avant-garde artists, curated booths and special projects. This is guaranteed by the high level group of international curators, that attract a great number of collectors.

What’s new in this edition?

First at all, New Entries, section devoted to young and emergent galleries, has a new own space at the entrance of the fair.

There will be also a new section, named Dialogue, that want to focuses on curatorial projects, able to promote relationships between artistic works and researches.

For its seventh edition, Back to the Future will inquire into artwork made between 1970-1989, with the purpose to rediscover contemporary artists that had a great influence on the new generations.

Present Future is the consolidated section of Artissima devoted to young artists called to present site specific projects and artworks, exhibited for the first time in Italy in their galleries’s booths.

Then, Stefano Collicelli Cagol will coordinate the talk program, this year focused on the issue What is Experimental? Curators of no-profit and independent art spaces will be called to discuss the new needs of the young art scene, together with museum directors and international curators.

The Dutch collective If I Can’t Dance I Don’t Want To Be A Part Of Your Revolution will organize ad coordinate Per4m, the fair section devoted entirely to performance. A special program will involve the section, with the aim of exploring performance transformations and typology in the contemporary art scene.

Simone Menegoi this year is going to curate In Mostra, fair section focused on artworks from the museums and institutions (but also from the major private collections) based in Piemonte. This year theme is the relationship between the human body, gesture and posture.

During Artissima 2016 international juries will award six prizes to participating artists and galleries: Premio illy Present Future, Premio Sardi per l’Arte Back to the Future, Premio Promos Scalo Milano New Entries, Premio Fondazione Ettore Fico, Prix K-Way Per4m e Reda per la fotografia.

ATPdiary has the task to coordinate #ArtissimaLive, the online publishing section that will put different online magazines in touch each other. For this year, the editorial plan will involve these selected magazines: Artdependence Magazine, Aujourd’hui Magazine, Kabul MagazineWefindwildness and Widewalls.

Artissima, Torino - Foto Perottino / Alfero

Artissima, Torino – Foto Perottino / Alfero

Artissima 2016: world map of curators

Based near Artissima:

Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Turin, director, Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea – GAM

illy Present Future Prize jury member

Franz Bernardelli, Turin, independent curator  

Prix K-Way Per4m jury member

Andrea Busto, Turin, director, MEF – Museo Ettore Fico

Fondazione Ettore Fico Prize jury member

Francesco Zanot, Turin, curator, Camera – Centro Italiano per la Fotografia  

Reda Prize jury member

Based less than 500km from Turin:

Daniel Baumann, Zurich, director, Kunsthalle Zürich

Sardi per l’Arte Back to the Future Prize jury member

Eva Fabbris, Milan, independent curator

Back to the Future curator and coordinator

Silvia Fanti, Bologna, co-director, Xing

Prix K-Way Per4m jury member

Emma Lavigne, Metz, director, Centre Pompidou – Metz / curator, Biennale de Lyon (2017)

Promos Scalo Milano New Entries Prize jury member

Simone Menegoi, Milan, independent curator

In Mostra curator

Letizia Ragaglia, Bolzano, director, Museion

Fondazione Ettore Fico Prize jury member

Cristiano Raimondi, Montecarlo, head of development and international projects, Nouveau Musée National de Monaco

Back to the Future committee member

Based less than 1,000km from Turin:

Frédérique Bergholtz, Amsterdam, curator, If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution  

Per4m co-curator

Tobia Bezzola, Essen, director, Museum Folkwang

Reda Prize jury member

Reinhard Braun, Graz, director, Camera Austria 

Reda Prize jury member

Luigi Fassi, Graz, visual arts curator, steirischer herbst festival

Present Future curator and coordinator

Anne Faucheret, Vienna, research curator, Kunsthalle Wien

Present Future committee member

Susan Gibb, Amsterdam, curator, If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution  

Per4m co-curator

Krist Gruijthuijsen, Berlin, director, KW Institute for Contemporary Art

Back to the Future committee member

Bart van der Heide, Amsterdam, chief curator, Stedelijk Museum

illy Present Future Prize jury member

Hicham Khalidi, Paris, associate curator, Fondation d’entreprise Galeries Lafayette, Lafayette Anticipation

Present Future committee member

Christine Macel, Paris, chief curator, Musée National d’Art moderne – Centre Pompidou / director, Venice Biennale (2017)

Sardi per l’Arte Back to the Future Prize jury member

Filipa Ramos, London, editor in chief, Art Agenda

Prix K-Way Per4m jury member

Andrea Viliani, Naples, director, MADRE

Fondazione Ettore Fico Prize jury member

Wim Waelput, Ghent, founding director and curator, KIOSK 

Present Future committee member

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Based less than 10,000km from Turin:

Gary Carrion-Murayari, New York, curator, Kraus Family, New Museum / co-curator, New Museum Triennial (2018)

Back to the Future committee member 

Stefano Colicelli Cagol, Trondheim, curator, Trondheim kunstmuseum

“What is Experimental?” talk curator and moderator 

Ruth Estevez, Los Angeles, gallery director and curator, REDCAT

Prix K-Way Per4m jury member 

Tobi Maier, São Paulo, independent curator and critic

“What is Experimental?” talk curator 

Sohrab Mohebbi, Los Angeles, writer and associate curator, REDCAT

Present Future committee member

Davide Quadrio, Shanghai, founder and curator Arthub

“What is Experimental?” talk curator 

Jose Roca, Bogota, director, FLORA ars+natura

Promos Scalo Milano New Entries Prize jury member

Jay Sanders, New York, curator and curator of performance, Whitney Museum of American Art

Sardi per l’Arte Back to the Future Prize jury member

Kitty Scott, Toronto, curator of modern and contemporary art, Art Gallery of Ontario / co-curator, Liverpool Biennial (2018)

Promos Scalo Milano New Entries Prize jury member

Natalia Sielewicz, Warsaw, curator, Museum of Modern Art 

“What is Experimental?” talk curator

Christine Tohme, Beirut, director, Ashkal Alwan / curator, Sharjah Biennial (2017)

illy Present Future Prize jury member

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