Public days: 3 - 5 November 2023

Artissima 2021: applications are open

7 April 2021 Journal News

The next edition of Artissima will take place from 5 to 7 November 2021 (opening: 4 November) in Torino, under the guidance of Ilaria Bonacossa.
The only Italian fair exclusively focusing on contemporary art, Artissima stands out on the international scene for its experimental, cutting-edge and sophisticated identity, and for the high quality exhibits.

The 2021 edition of the fair presents a new formula, composed by 4 sections displayed in the exhibition pavilion (Main Section, Dialogue/Monologue, New Entries, Art Spaces & Editions) and by 3 curated sections (Present Future, Back to the Future, Disegni) that will be hosted both virtually on the Artissima XYZ digital platform, and physically in a collective space at the fair’s venue.

A new theme will symbolically cross the sections: COUNTERTIME, a term borrowed from the world of music and selected as a metaphor for art’s ability to play on backbeats, transforming weak accents into strong notes and creating a contrast with dominant motifs. Art has always operated in a countertime of emotions and forms thanks to the artists’ intuitions that foreshadow the future, changing our trajectories of reality, disrupting paradigms and opening up unpredictable interpretations and perspectives.

▶︎ Applications to participate, with information on the Selection and Curatorial Committees, are available HERE
▶︎ Deadline to submit the application for the 4 IRL Fair sections: 31 May 2021
▶︎ Deadline to submit the application for the 3 curated sections Artissima XYZ:10 May 2021

▶︎ 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.

▶︎ Present Future
is reserved to emerging talents, preferably less than 40 years old. The artists, presented by their reference galleries or research spaces, are selected on the basis of specific project.

▶︎ Back to the Future
presents monographic projects by great pioneers of contemporary art of the last century, who are still active today. The section hosts artworks realised starting from 1960 in dialogue with recent artworks, created in 2020.

▶︎ Disegni
features monographic projects dedicated to the most contemporary experimentations with the practice of drawing, originally associated with paper and then radically evolved.

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