Artissima is Italy’s most important contemporary art fair. Since its establishment in 1994, it has combined the presence of an international market with a focus on experimentation and research.
Artissima takes place in an Unplugged version for 2020. A new format, extended throughout the city and online that brings together digital projects and physical exhibitions.
In its digital guise, Artissima launched two virtual projects. The first is Artissima XYZ, an unusual cross-media platform covering the curated sections: Present Future, Back to the Future and Disegni (online from 3 November 2020 to 9 January 2021). The second is the online catalogue, to explore the galleries, artists and artworks of the Main Section, New Entries, Dialogue/Monologue, Art Spaces & Editions (online from 5 November 2020 to 9 January 2021).
In its physical guise, Artissima will present three exhibition projects in the museums of Fondazione Torino Musei (GAM – Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Palazzo Madama – Museo Civico d’Arte Antica and MAO Museo d’Arte Orientale). These shows, sharing the theme Frenetic Standstill and curated by Ilaria Bonacossa, will include artworks provided by most of the galleries selected for the fair this year.
The physical exhibitions are postponed compatibly with the release of new decrees.
It is curated by Artissima Srl, a company connected with the Fondazione Torino Musei.