To celebrate its 25 years anniversary, the fairs features a Special Projects section:
- “ARTISSIMA EXPERIMENTAL ACADEMY” PRESENTS DAF STRUTTURA
“Artissima Experimental Academy” is a collaboration with COMBO, an innovative hospitality concept that will open in Torino, Milano, Bologna and Venezia in 2019 and Artissima have decided to create an innovative traveling training project. Through a series of creative co-design workshops based on a format of co-habitation and experimental teaching methods, the fair offers young professionals in the art sector, free of charge, a unique opportunity for growth. An experience in which exchange and participation in shared processes generate the main thrust of a new way of approaching artistic and intellectual education. Coordinated by Zasha Colah (independent curator and co-founder of Clark House Initiative, Mumbai).
- ARTISSIMA STORIES
To create new moments of engagement and to produce a lively narrative of the fair 365 days a year, this year the production of videos for the digital platform and social network channels will be augmented. In particular, to celebrate its 25th anniversary, Artissima launches Artissima Stories. 25 years of Art, a blog and video programme coordinated by Edoardo Bonaspetti and Stefano Cernuschi with Anna Bergamasco. A palimpsest of 25 interviews with people who have played an important part in the history of Artissima: 5 directors, 5 curators, 5 collectors and 10 gallerists. With the support of Compagnia di San Paolo.
- ARTISSIMA JUNIOR
A new special project of the fair designed to involve young visitors in an immersive artistic experience of participation. Created and developed in collaboration with Juventus, Artissima Junior is organised as a workshop space inside the Oval. The artist Alek O. (1981, Buenos Aires) is the co-protagonist of the first edition of Artissima Junior. In collaboration with ZonArte.
- ALFABETO TRECCANI
Alfabeto Treccani is a new project that ushers in the partnership between Artissima and Treccani, with the goal of activating a survey on the state of Italian contemporary art through the creation of a new encyclopedic universe that narrates the history and work of three generations of artists highly acclaimed on an international level.
- THE EDIT DINNER PARTY
To celebrate the birth of the EDIT Dinner Prize, in its spaces EDIT hosts the first Edit Dinner Party. A prelude to the artist’s dinner the first winner will create at Artissima 2019, the Dinner Party this year is coordinated by Massimo Bartolini in collaboration with Costardi Bros., the award winning chefs-in-residence at the EDIT Restaurant. The artist’s dinners will take place on 2 and 3 November at 20.30. For information on costs, details and reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org Special thanks to Sambonet Rosenthal.
- CAROL RAMA_100 YEARS OF SEDUCTION
For the centennial of the birth of Carol Rama, Fondazione Sardi per l’Arte presents a special project on the artist at Artissima. A welcoming, intimate space contains some of her works, mostly never shown elsewhere, to narrate the close friendship between Carol Rama and Edoardo Sanguineti.
- DISEGNARE L’INVISIBILE (DRAWING THE INVISIBLE)
For the 2018 edition, Artissima presents Disegnare l’invisibile, mobile and performative drawing lessons coordinated by the artist Marzia Migliora and organised in collaboration with Moleskine.
- Artissima Special Projects, DAF
- Massimo Bartolini Flowerbed (Oporto), 2007. Courtesy Massimo De Carlo Milano/London/ Hong Kong. Ph. Attilio Maranzano