Turin - Fair

Artissima 2017

OVAL Lingotto Fiere

03 Nov 201705 Nov 2017

Artissima 2017 runs from Thursday 2 November to Sunday 5 November at the OVAL Pavilion in Torino. This edition is directed by Ilaria Bonacossa, appointed director in December 2016.

Known internationally for its focus on experimental practices and its capacity to renew its vision with each edition, in 2017 the fair introduces a series of new developments that have an across-the-board impact on its programme and structure.

Artissima now includes a new section, Disegni, joining the other existing curated sections Present Future, for emerging talents, which began in 2001, and Back to the Future, inserted in 2010 with a focus on the major pioneers of contemporary art.

In the words of Ilaria Bonacossa, “2017 marks an important anniversary, not just for Torino but for the entire art world: 50 years have passed since the first Arte Povera exhibition (in 1967), the most revolutionary, thrilling and poetic avant-garde movement of the postwar era, which reflected the contemporary spirit of this city. To celebrate that creative energy today, in the spaces of the Oval Artissima evokes two surprising and still little known experiences of those years: the Piper Club of Torino (1966–69), and the Deposito dell’Arte Presente (1967–68). The story of the Piper discotheque, home to a vivacious subculture, is narrated in the project “Piper. Learning at the discotheque”, in which a programme of lecture-conferences becomes an unconventional school. The revolutionary experience of the Deposito, an industrial space opened up to present the works of the nascent Arte Povera outside of “bourgeois” venues, becomes the cue for the project Deposito d’Arte Italiana Presente, in which a warehouse is transformed in an exhibition space to present a selection of works made from 1994 to 2017 by Italian artists of different generations.”

  • Artissima, Internazionale d’arte contemporanea, Torino, 2016 © Perottino-Alfero-Tardito/ Artissima 2016 Artissima, Internazionale d’arte contemporanea, Torino, 2016 © Perottino-Alfero-Tardito/ Artissima 2016

Special Events

Destination: Turin
Where: OVAL Lingotto Fiere
Type: Opening
Admission: By Invitation Only

Welcome Reception

Destination: Turin
Where: OVAL Lingotto Fiere
Type: Press Conference
Admission: By Invitation Only

Press conference

Destination: Turin
Where: OVAL Lingotto Fiere
Type: Talk
Admission: Free

PIPER. Learning at the discotheque: with Hans Ulrich Obrist and Kamasi Washington

Destination: Turin
Where: OVAL Lingotto Fiere
Type: Talk
Admission: Free

Rocco Moliterni (journalist, La Stampa) and Francesco Poli (professor and art historian) in conversation with Paolo Mussat Sartor (photographer)

Destination: Turin
Where: OVAL Lingotto Fiere
Type: Talk
Admission: Free

PIPER. Learning at the discotheque: Seb Patane (artist, London) presents his course for Artissima Talks Program

Destination: Turin
Where: OVAL Lingotto Fiere
Type: Party
Admission: By Invitation Only

PIPER. Learning at the discotheque: Dj-set by Superbudda, an artistic independent collective based in Torino

Destination: Turin
Where: OVAL Lingotto Fiere
Type: Opening
Admission: By Invitation Only

Opening to the public

Destination: Turin
Where: Circolo Canottieri Esperia
Type: Party
Admission: VIP Card

Exclusive lounge: After Artissima

Destination: Turin
Where: Meeting Point, Artissima Fair
Type: Talk
Admission: Free

Private Collections: a Public Asset

Destination: Turin
Where: Circolo Canottieri Esperia
Type: Party
Admission: VIP Card

Exclusive lounge: After Artissima

Destination: Turin
Where: Meeting Point, Artissima Fair
Type: Talk
Admission: Free

Gilberto Zorio in conversation with Marcella Beccaria

Destination: Turin
Where: Circolo Canottieri Esperia
Type: Party
Admission: VIP Card

Exclusive lounge: After Artissima

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OPENING:
thu, fri, sat, sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

CLOSING DAYS:
wed, tue, mon

ADMISSION:
€ 15; concessions € 10

T: +39 011 197 44106 M: info@artissima.it W: Artissima
ADDRESS:
via Giacomo Mattè Trucco 70 Turin, 10126 Italy