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Artissima 2015

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On November 6th 2015, Artissima, the International Fair of Contemporary Art, in Turin, opens its 22nd edition to the public.

Directed for the fourth time by Sarah Cosulich Canarutto, it features 207 galleries from 31 countries the world over. Since its establishment in 1994, Artissima has combined presence in the international market with careful attention to experimentation, research and the curatorial framework of its choices and proposals. Three of the fair’s six sections are helmed by boards composed of curators and museum directors from all over the world. The formats of these special sections – with a focus spanning performance art to the rediscovery of the avant-garde – have become standards in the international art fair scene. Its precise identity ensures Artissima’s impact is felt beyond its venue, the Oval glass pavilion, and reverberates throughout the entire city of Torino. In the words of Le Monde, during Artissima ‘the city transforms into a giant happening’, drawing in a very high-profile public with exhibitions and special events in its museums and foundations, and the network of food and wine culture for which the city is famous.

New features for the 2015 edition include:

Opium Den, a fully fledged curatorial project turning the VIP Lounge into an eclectic and sumptuous space; a visual essay on collecting and the border between art object and decoration.

Ypsilon St’Art Percorsi in Fiera, a free programme of themed visits through the fair, conceived in parallel with the Walkie Talkies and Zonarte workshops, to consolidate Artissima’s commitment to attracting the general public to contemporary art.

Art Advisory, UniCredit Art Advisory, a free, independent art advisory service within the fair – the first of its kind in Italy – conceived to encourage and assist new Italian collectors.

In Mostra, a special exhibition project within Artissima. Created to provide a showcase for the contemporary art collections and artistic institutions of Piedmont, in 2015 In Mostra is reinvented as an independent project, spanning 700 square metres of exhibition space at the fair.

Elena Scarpa

  • Roman Signer, Installation III Utrecht, 1982. Courtesy Galerie Martin Janda Roman Signer, Installation III Utrecht, 1982. Courtesy Galerie Martin Janda
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  • Courtesy of Artissima, Turin Courtesy of Artissima, Turin
  • Courtesy of Artissima, Turin Courtesy of Artissima, Turin
  • Courtesy of Artissima, Turin Courtesy of Artissima, Turin

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