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#ArtissimaLive. Curator Stefano Collicelli Cagol asks: What is Experimental?

4 Novembre 2016

Art fairs are unifying: they bring together artworks, and they bring together people.

The benefits of attending an art fair, therefore, extend to a social and educational experience. Artissima, in particular, places a lot of emphasis on the connectivity of art world participants and art lovers. Ever in search for innovative initiatives, and in the interest of asking the important questions, Artissima this year included a series of talks, titled What is Experimental. These talks are being led by Stefano Collicelli Cagol, currently curator for Norway’s Trondheim kunstmuseum.4

Art fairs are unifying: they bring together artworks, and they bring together people. The benefits of attending an art fair, therefore, extend to a social and educational experience. Artissima, in particular, places a lot of emphasis on the connectivity of art world participants and art lovers. A successful program over the years has been the Walkie Talkies – where curators and collectors lead groups of interested individuals over the fair grounds, discussing and discovering artworks, artists, and specific themes. Ever in search for innovative initiatives, and in the interest of asking the important questions, Artissima this year included a series of talks, titled What is Experimental. These talks are being led by Stefano Collicelli Cagol, currently curator for Norway’s Trondheim kunstmuseum. We reached out to Stefano to find out more about this project, and his thoughts on experimental practices.

Artdependence Magazine: This won’t be your first time at Artissima – last year you acted as curator for In Mostra, the exhibition within the fair. This year, you will be curating a series of talks, titled What is Experimental. What is it about Artissima that keeps you returning?

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Maria Martens Serrano

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