Public days: 3 - 5 November 2023

Artissima 2020: call for applications

27 April 2020 Journal News

The next edition of Artissima will take place from 6 to 8 November 2020 (opening: 5 November) in Torino, under the leadership of Ilaria Bonacossa.

The only Italian fair exclusively focusing on contemporary art, Artissima stands out on the international scene for its experimental, international and sophisticated identity.

Every year it presents exhibits of the highest quality, with a special accent on emerging talents and the avant-gardes, making it an unmissable appointment for all galleries wishing to show their work to an engaged, informed audience: 55,000 art lovers and sector professionals, 5500 collectors and 1500 journalists, 100curators and museum directors from around the world.

In 2020, the fair in Turin will explore the concept of FRENETIC STANDSTILL, examining its repercussions on the world of contemporary art. The theme of acceleration as opposed to inertia, and therefore of a necessary change of our paradigms, ignites the most recent debates. The true response to the crisis of our complex times is profound, considered evolution which might be conveyed precisely by art, which has always borne witness to histories and civilizations in the past, while acting as a catalyst of the most innovative visions.

How to participate

▶︎ The fair is composed of 7 sections: Main Section, Monologue/Dialogue, New Entries, Art Spaces & Editions, Disegni, Back to the Future, Present Future.

▶︎ Applications to participate, with information on the Selection and Curatorial Committees, are available here

▶︎ The deadline for applications is 10 May 2020.



The sections

▶︎ Main Section

brings together outstanding galleries from the international art world: established names offer collectors and art lovers an event of the highest quality.

▶︎ Dialogue/Monologue

is reserved to emerging galleries or galleries with an experimental approach applying with either a monographic booth or with a dialogue of works by 2 artists.

▶︎ New Entries

presents the most interesting emerging galleries from the international art scene, that have been open less than 5 years and taking part in Artissima for the first time.

▶︎ Art Spaces & Editions

is a special section of Artissima exclusively devoted to galleries and non-profit spaces presenting editions, prints and multiples by contemporary artists.

▶︎ Disegni

is the section of Artissima that presents monographic booths dedicated to the most contemporary experimentations with the practice of drawing, originally associated with paper and then radically evolved.

▶︎ Back to the Future

presents museum quality monographic booths by artists whose work plays an important role in the history of art and deserves renewed attention. The section – also open to Artists’ Estates – displays works realised between 1960 and 1999.

▶︎ Present Future

is reserved to emerging talents, less than 40 years old. The artists will be selected on the basis of new site-specific projects which will be presented by their galleries or respective research spaces.


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