Artissima 2024 is composed by 4 flagship sections (Main Section, Monologue/Dialogue, New Entries, Art Spaces & Editions) and by 3 curated sections (Present Future, Back to the Future, Disegni) presented both at the fair and on the dedicated online platform Artissima Voice Over.
Discover here below the Sections, the Committees and how to apply.
Application deadline for Main Section, Monologue/Dialogue, New Entries, Art Spaces & Editions: 4 May 2024.
Application deadline for curated sections (Present Future, Back to the Future, Disegni): 30 April 2024.
For more info: [email protected]
The Main Section brings together outstanding galleries from the international art world: established names offer collectors and art lovers an event of the highest quality.
Monologue/Dialogue is reserved to emerging galleries or galleries with an experimental approach applying with either a monographic booth or with works by 2 artists in dialogue.
The New Entries section 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 the section of Artissima that showcases emerging talents, preferably less than 40 years old. The artists, presented by their reference galleries, are selected on the basis of a specific project. The section features monographic projects with the goal of shedding light on new, more significant and cutting-edge trends on the international art scene.
Back to the Future features monographic projects by pioneers of contemporary art and showcases works that explore themes related to feminism, mysticism, and a political reflection on language. The aim of the section is to offer a wide and diversified overview of artistic positions, created by artists born no later than 1949 and whose works were produced by 1989.
Disegni is the only section in Italian art fairs dedicated to this medium. It presents projects conceived as solo shows that enhance the authenticity and autonomy of the work on paper. The section promotes the uniqueness of the drawing, its innate immediacy, being the first translation of the artist’s idea and the only unfiltered access to his creative process.
Discover more about the application processDownload the PDF
The theme of Artissima 2024 – THE ERA OF DAYDREAMING – focuses on daydreaming as a central manifestation of spontaneous thought and a catalyst for future-oriented creation. Increasingly revalued by neuroscientists, philosophers, and artists, daydreaming is a familiar everyday experience: the mind’s ability to self-generate internal dialogue and process one’s own life story through an ever-evolving forms of visual thought. Crucial to creative thinking and artistic production, daydreaming is a spontaneous force that activates hopes, emotions and imaginaries, shaping the world to come and orienting it according to our expectations.
The galleries which have not participated in the fair in 2023 or galleries which have participated exclusively in the curated sections 2023 should follow STEP A.
The galleries which have participated in the fair 2023 should follow STEP B and enter their own reserved area by using their 2023 access data. Some forms will be already fulfilled; hence applying to the fair 2024 will be easier and quicker. Each gallery will also be able to update its application process (visible on artissima.art) until 31 April, 2024 for the curated sections and until 4 May, 2024 for the flagship sections.