Artissima 2023: the special projects

20 October 2023 Journal News

Artissima — the most contemporary art fair in Italy — will return in Torino from November 3 to 5. The unique character of Artissima stems from its dual approach, combining a market proposal at the highest level with a cultural offering capable of investigating new and different ways of presenting art inside the fair and in town.

New Entries Bar for IDENTITY 

New Entries BAR is a special concept curated by Cripta747 that combines the function of an actual bar – seen as a gathering place, a social and collective hub – with an exhibition space inside the fair pavilion, with the objective of offering emerging international galleries taking part in Artissima for the first time in the New Entries section an opportunity to showcase their distinctive areas of exploration. The kiosk bar, capable of generating the lively atmosphere of an open, welcoming, and interactive square, will also be the distribution point for New Entries Magazine. Visitors can enjoy a break on the provided seating, browse through the magazine, and watch performances and live sets, produced in collaboration with the galleries and the represented artists. The project is part of the framework of IDENTITY, a new initiative that consists of a three-year programme of enhancement of the identifying characteristics of the fair, launched by Artissima with the support of Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo.

Intesa Sanpaolo_Luca Locatelli. The Circle 

Intesa Sanpaolo, Main Partner of the fair, presents a body of photographic works by Luca Locatelli in their space at the Oval, in coordination with the exhibition Luca Locatelli. The Circle. Solutions for a Possible Future in progress at Gallerie d’Italia – Torino until 18 February 2024. The exhibition takes viewers on a journey through Europe, exploring sustainable industrial development through nature-based solutions and real-life experiences. The event has been produced with the specialized support of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, in collaboration with Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo and Fondazione Cariplo.

Beyond Production Symposium

Launched during the 2021 edition of Artissima and supported by Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT, the conceptual platform Beyond Production confirms Ilaria Bonacossa as its curator, Director of the Museo Nazionale dell’Arte Digitale – MNAD of Milano, and organizes a Symposium. It will be a context of in-depth reflection on the relationship between new technologies, art and society, which will result in a cycle of research at the OGR Torino Saturday 4 November with distinguished international speakers, representing various perspectives including artists, art professionals, technicians, and those focused on legal and ethical aspects of new media. The artificial entity Alia will join the mediators of the symposium in the processing of the emerging contents, acting as a live “smart” editorial staff during the summarizing talk held inside the fair on Sunday 5 November.

Symposium @ OGR Torino, Saturday 4 November from 9.30am to 1.30pm. The talk is free and accessible at the Meeting Point, Sunday 5 November at 4.30pm

Artissima Junior 

A project by Artissima and Juventus for young visitors to the fair from 6 to 11 years of age. This year Artissima Junior sees the artist tutor Eugenio Tibaldi conceive and lead BE NET, a collective work of art, in which participants will learn about relationships and community, and the ability to assign value to individual contributions in the unexpected balance of playing as a group.

Artissima Junior, Friday 3 and Saturday 4 November from 2pm to 7pm, Sunday 5 November from 2pm to 6pm. For more info and bookings write to [email protected]


MADE IN is a residency programme created in 2022 by Artissima with the support of Camera di commercio di Torino, based on the desire to activate a dialogue between contemporary art and the flourishing entrepreneurial context of Torino. Inside the fair, a special stand will display the artworks created during the first edition, which featured a dialogue between the four winning artists – Mara Callegaro, Daniele Di Girolamo, Andrea Di Lorenzo and Nicola Ghirardelli – and the partner companies Carioca, Mattioli, Pattern Group and Prima Industrie, curated by Sonia Belfiore, founder of Ultravioletto Arte + Impresa. During Artissima 2023 a talk will be the occasion to launch the second edition of the project in the presence of the new partners: Dott.Gallina, Guido Gobino Cioccolato, Kristina Ti and Pininfarina Architecture.
The meeting is free and accessible at the Meeting Point, Sunday 5 November at 2.30pm


Thanks to the dialogue between Jacopo Foggini and the company Dott.Gallina, at the entrance to the pavilion, LaCittaDinAmica will welcome the audience, a multicoloured arrangement of panels, in a labyrinthine scheme. A portion of the external installation will triumph on the balcony of the Vip Lounge, enhanced by a décor concept created by Edra.

The planetaty curator by CURA. promoted by Jaguar 

Starting from reflections on the theme of the 2023 edition of Artissima, Relations of Care, the magazine CURA. presents The planetary curator, a series of talks, promoted by Jaguar, envisioned as a single flow of thoughts and discussion on the theme of care, in which various thinkers, including the Brazilian anthropologist Renzo Taddei, joined by artists and curators, have been invited to take part in the conversation.

The meeting is free and accessible at the Meeting Point, Saturday 4 November, from 2.30pm to 6.30pm

Renzo Taddei interviewed by Lucy. Sulla cultura 

Artissima weaves relationships with one of the most interesting realities on the Italian cultural scene, the multimedia magazine Lucy. Sulla cultura. In the context of the format L’Incontro, the author Irene Graziosi interviews the Brazilian anthropologist Renzo Taddei, whose essay Intervention of Another Nature: Resources for Thinking in (and out of) the Anthropocene (Ruby Press, Berlin, 2022) has suggested the theme of the fair: Relations of Care.

The meeting is free and accessible at the Meeting Point, Sunday 5 November, from 3.30pm to 4.30pm

In town

The human condition

Together with Intesa Sanpaolo, Artissima presents for the second year a program of artists’ films and videos organized in collaboration with Gallerie d’Italia – Torino. The immersive space of the museum will host The human condition, an exhibition curated by Jacopo Crivelli Visconti, independent art critic and curator. The selection of video works, many of which have never been shown in Italy, features pieces by artists who are represented by galleries taking part in Artissima.

Gallerie d’Italia – Torino, from Friday 3 to Sunday 5 November 2023, Friday from 3pm to 10.30pm, Saturday from 3pm to 11.30pm, Sunday from 3pm to 7.30pm. Last admission one and a half hours before closing time. With the Artissima ticket it will be possible to access the museum for free

Where traces fade away

Artissima and Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT present Where traces fade away, a pathway through five sites in the centre of Torino. During an exciting tour of the center of Torino, the public will be invited to a rediscovery of the city through the experience of five works from the Foundation’s precious collection.

All the locations (Palazzo Perrone di San Martino, Palazzo Madama – Museo Civico d’Arte Antica, Museo Nazionale del Risorgimento, Teatro Carignano, Teatro Regio*), from Thursday 26 October to Sunday 12 November 2023, from Thursday to Sunday (26-29 October, 2-5 November, 9-12 November 2023), from 11am to 3pm. *Teatro Regio from 11am to 1pm

Nó na garganta | Knot in the throat di Jonathas De Andrade 

In the setting of Parco Michelotti, inside the former Giardino Zoologico di Torino, in collaboration with Città di Torino Artissima presents a work by the Brazilian artist Jonathas de Andrade, represented by Galleria Continua. The screening of the work Nó na garganta | Knot in the throat (2022) sets out to activate a dialogue with the historical memory of the site, triggering reflections on the historical and social significance of the former zoo of Torino.

Ex Zoo Torino – Parco Michelotti, from Friday 27 October to Sunday 5 November 2023, from 10am to 10pm

All These Fleeting Perfections 

Produced by EXPOSED Torino Foto Festival, in collaboration with Artissima, All These Fleeting Perfections is a group exhibition that anticipates several questions that will be explored by the festival in its first edition titled New Landscapes – Nuovi paesaggi. Along a pathway of photographs, videos, installations and paintings, selected from the artists of the galleries taking part in the fair, the exhibition, curated by Domenico Quaranta, investigates the post-photographic dimension as the complex persistence of representation in images, a way of relating to reality that is most clearly expressed through photography.

Biblioteca civica Alberto Geisser, from Friday 27 October to Sunday 5 November 2023, from 3pm to 10pm

Perché non Lilloni? 

Thanks to the renewed dialogue between Artissima and UNA Esperienze, a brand of Gruppo UNA, the ballroom of the historic hotel Principi di Piemonte | UNA Esperienze in the centre of Torino will host, for the fourth time in collaboration with Artissima, a contemporary art exhibition. During the days of the fair, it will be possible to visit the exhibition titled Perché non Lilloni?, curated this year by Massimo Minini and his namesake gallery in Brescia, on the occasion of its 50th anniversary.

Hotel Principi di Piemonte | UNA Esperienze, from Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 November 2023, from Thursday to Saturday from 1pm to 9pm, Sunday from 1pm to 6pm

Eventi dei partner

Peng Zuqiang. Vestiges. illy Present Future 2022 Prize Exhibition 

illycaffè, historical partner of Artissima, will present at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Vestiges, two new video installations by Peng Zuqiang — winner in 2022 of the illy Present Future Prize and represented by Antenna Space — on themes of memory and contagion, connected to the process of production and distribution of images.
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, from Thursday 2 November 2023 to Sunday 7 January 2024; Thursday 2 from 6.30pm to 9.30pm, Friday 3 from 10am to 7pm, Saturday 4 from 10am to 10pm, Sunday 5 from 10am to 7pm

New Egg 

Giannoni & Santoni, a company specialized in the design of spaces and works of high artistic value and Official Partner of Artissima, presents New Egg in the spaces of Villa Sanquirico, an exhibition curated by Nicolas Ballario, where the progragonists are unexpected domestic chicken coops imagined by Vedovamazzei and developed in collaboration with Paolo Parisi.

Villa Sanquirico, from Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 November 2023, from Thursday to Saturday from 1pm to 8pm, Sunday from 10am to 8pm

the dirt is teeming with life 

The spaces of the NH Collection Torino Piazza Carlina were supposed to host the installation titled the dirt is teeming with life, a symbol of artist Dala Nasser’s residency in Sicily, presented by Deborah Schamoni Gallery, Munich, winner of the 2022 edition of the Prize ISOLA SICILIA promoted by the Oelle Foundation. Following the events of Saturday 7 October, in the setting of the conflict between Israel and Hamas, the area of southern Lebanon, where the artist lives and works, was evacuated. The work will therefore not be presented on this occasion.

VANNI occhiali #artistroom @ Showroom VANNI 

The Torino-based brand of creative eyewear VANNI occhiali, Official Partner of Artissima, at the VANNI showroom on Piazza Carlina in Torino, presents the capsule collection Visum of artists’ eyewear designed by Teresa Giannico, who in 2022, under the aegis of the gallery Viasaterna of Milano, won the Premio VANNI occhiali #artistroom.

Showroom VANNI occhiali, from Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 November 2023, Thursday and Friday from 10am to 7.30pm, Saturday from 10am to 12am and Sunday from 10am to 3pm. Vernissage Saturday 4 November at 6pm

We look forward to welcoming you in Torino this fall! Plan your visit at the fair and in town and save your favourite events on our  Online Agenda

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