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Artissima 2018 and the new section Sound: last days to apply

8 May 2018 Journal News

Artissima – the first contemporary art fair in Italy – presents Sound, the new section at OGR – Officine Grandi Riparazioni, Torino.

In 2018Artissima will celebrate twenty-five years of discovery and rediscovery. On this occasion, its consolidated sections (Main SectionDialogueNew EntriesArt Editions & MultiplesBack to the Future,Present FutureDisegni) will be flanked with a surprising exhibition project: Sound, a new section entirely devoted to monographic artworks focused on sound investigations in the contemporary art scenario.

In recent contemporary art developments, sound has become central to new experiments because of its capability of disrupting the logic of visual art. Sound transforms space and its perception, reactivates memories and frees the imagination, becoming a fulcrum of research able of revealing reality outside of its visible aspects.

“Sound in art” and “the sound of art”: two meanings for a language that is both simple and intelligible to everyone.A SPACE OF EXCELLENCE
Confirming its dynamic identity, Artissima will present the 15 monographic projects selected for Sound in a space of excellence, located outside the institutional spaces of the fair: the OGR – Officine Grandi Riparazioni, new cultural centre in Torino, hosted in a former train repair facility and devoted to music, performance and art.

The curatorial committee that will select the Sound projects is composed of: Yann Chateigné Tytelman, curator and art critic, Berlin, and associate professor of history and theory of art, HEAD, Geneva; and Nicola Ricciardi, artistic director, OGR – Officine Grandi Riparazioni, Torino.

Applications are available on our website, in the Applications section. The deadline to apply is May 15th.

Furthermore, online you can fill in the application forms for the other 7 sections of the fair:
– Main Section, which brings together outstanding galleries in the international art scene
– Dialogue, reserved to a monographic booth or showcasing works by 2-3 artists in dialogue
– New Entries, dedicated to the most interesting young galleries opened from less than 5 years and taking part in Artissima for the first time
– Art Editions & Multiples, devoted to galleries and, starting from this year, opened to no profit spaces (NEW!) presenting editions, prints and multiples by contemporary artists
– Disegni (Drawings), at its second edition, entirely dedicated to drawing
– Back to the Future, this year exclusively focused on works realised between 1980 and 1994
– Present Future, dedicated to emerging talents and for the first time opened to spontaneous galleries applications (NEW!)

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