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6-7-8 novembre 2015 | Open to the public

Artissima, International Fair of Contemporary Art, will return to the Oval in Torino from 6 to 8 November 2015.

Artissima 2015 will involve curators and collectors in the fair’s programme, to a degree unprecedented within Italy or elsewhere. Art collecting is a crucial driving force for the country’s cultural and economic life. Having combined attention to the international art market with the promotion of the most innovative research for 22 years, Artissima is the ideal venue for acknowledging and enhancing its role.
Major Italian collectors will join critics and curators in each of the juries for the prizes awarded at the fair. In 2015 there will be six, as the five of the past editions (illy Present Future Prize, Sardi per l’Arte Back to the Future Prize, New Entries Prize, Fondazione Ettore Fico Prize and Prix K-Way® Per4m) will be supplemented by the Reda-Artissima Prize, awarded to a young artist whose research explores the language of photography.
Italian and international collectors will also be central to the Walkie Talkies programme, informal dialogues held by experts as they wander through the works displayed at the fair, an initiative that has proved highly successful in previous years.
To underline the attention that it lavishes on its guests, Artissima 2015 will completely redesign the VIP Lounge on the balcony overlooking the Oval that has been welcoming them for years. A fully fledged curatorial project, the first of its kind for an art fair, will turn it into an “Opium Den” offering an immersive and sumptuous aesthetic experience, an artist’s visual essay, and intertwining suggestions, collections, images and visions.
In addition to encouraging a high presence of collectors, Artissima’s programme for 2015 will involve more than fifty curators and museum directors from all over the world, confirming its vocation as a crossroads of art in our country. The fair’s curated sections will be coordinated by four young Italian curators, further proof of Artissima’s commitment not only to showcase great art, but also to foster exchange and dialogue between Italy and the international scene.
The six sections that comprise Artissima 2015 (three fair exhibitions and three curatorial– Present Future, Back to the Future, and Per4m, the first stage in an art fair focussed on performance art) will be accompanied by a radical reinterpretation of the In Mostra project. Created to bring together outstanding art from the contemporary collections in Piedmont, this year In Mostra will be a true museum exhibition within the fair, constructed around the concept of “inclination” – in its literary, scientific, philosophical and political sense.
During Artissima 2015 Castello di Rivoli will open a solo exhibition by Rachel Rose, recipient of the illy Present Future Prize 2014. The young American artist has subsequently won a Frieze Award at New York and is due to present a personal show at the Serpentine Gallery in London, further proof of Artissima’s ability to pre-emptively intercept the best energies on the contemporary scene.
The 2015 edition of Artissima will mark the fourth consecutive year that the direction has been entrusted to Sarah Cosulich Canarutto.


Main Section, New Entries, Art Editions

Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin

Paola Capata (Monitor), Roma

Guido Costa, Torino

Peter Kilchmann, Zurich

Pedro Mendes (Mendes Wood DM), São Paulo

Gregor Podnar, Berlin – Ljubljana

Jocelyn Wolff, Paris


Back to the Future

Eva Fabbris, curatrice indipendente, Milano

João Fernandes, Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid

Elena Filipovic, Kunsthalle Basel, Basilea

Beatrix Ruf, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam


Present Future

Luigi Fassi, steirischer herbst, Graz

Fatima Hellberg, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Stoccarda

Lara Khaldi, curatrice indipendente, Ramallah e Amsterdam

Natalia Sielewicz, Museo d’Arte Moderna, Warsaw

Fatos Üstek, curatrice indipendente e scrittrice, London



Simone Menegoi, curatore indipendente, Milano

Sophie Goltz, Stadtkuratorin Hamburg, Amburgo

Chris Sharp, curatore indipendente, Mexico DF

Special Projects

In Mostra

Stefano Collicelli Cagol, curatore indipendente, Padova


illy Present Future Prize

Daniel Baumann, Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich

Dieter Roelstraete, Documenta 14, Kassel

Maurizio Morra Greco, collezionista, Napoli


Sardi per l’Arte Back to the Future Prize

Sabine Breitwieser, Museum der Moderne Salzburg

Jens Hoffmann, The Jewish Museum, New York

María Inés Rodríguez, CAPC, Bordeaux

Lorenzo Paini, Collezione Enea Righi, Bologna


Prix K-Way® Per4m

Marie de Brugerolle, curatrice indipendente e scrittrice, Lyon

Silvia Fanti, Xing, Bologna

Ana Janevski, Department of Media and Performance Art, MoMA, New York

Giorgio Fasol, collezionista, Verona


New Entries Prize

Pierre Bal Blanc, Documenta 14, Kassel

Jacopo Crivelli Visconti, critico e curatore, São Paulo

Abaseh Mirvali, curatrice indipendente, Berlin – Mexico City

Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, collezionista, Torino


Fondazione Ettore Fico Prize

Andrea Busto, MEF – Museo Ettore Fico, Torino

Letizia Ragaglia, Museion, Bolzano

Alberto Salvadori, Museo Marino Marini, Firenze

Andrea Viliani, MADRE, Napoli

Renato Alpegiani, collezionista, Torino


Reda-Artissima Prize

Florian Ebner, Museum Folkwang, Essen

Cristiano Raimondi, NMNM, Monaco

Francesco Zanot, Camera – Centro Italiano per la Fotografia, Torino

Philip and Rosella Rolla, collezionisti, Lugano

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