Public days: 3 - 5 November 2023

Artissima 2012

9-11 November

OVAL, Lingotto Fiere

Director: Sarah Cosulich

Visitors: 50,000

Galleries: 172 from 29 countries


The fair had a new director: Sara Cosulich.

The Art Editions section made its debut with an interesting selection of spaces set aside for art publishing.

The parallel programme developed around the city with two initiatives:

  • It’s Not the End of the World” brought together 5 different exhibitions produced by Artissima, curated and hosted in leading contemporary art institutions of the Torino area:

Ruin – Politics by Dan Perjovschi at Palazzo Madama for Artissima;

Tulkus 1880 to 2018 by Paola Pivi at Castello di Rivoli;

Homeless Paradise by Valery Koshlyakov at GAM;

Beirut, I Love You – A Work in Progress by Zena el Khalil at Fondazione Merz;

The End – Venezia by Ragnar Kjartansson at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo.

  • Artissima Lido involved 5 international alternative spaces, bringing projects specifically imagined for several unusual museums and neighbourhood institutions: the Archivio di Stato, the MAO Museum of Oriental Art, the Museum of the Shroud, the Museum of Antiquities and the Diffused Museum of the Resistance, Deportation, War, Rights and Freedom. The non-profit organisations involved were: 98weeks (Beirut), Auto Italia South East (London), Irmavep Club (Paris), Public Fiction (Los Angeles), SOMA (Mexico City).


Starting in 2012, Premio illy Present Future has offered the winning artist of the section the chance to show original work in an internationally renowned museum: the Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art.


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