Angie Kordic (per Widewalls)
Between the years 1994 and 2018, Artissima has welcomed a total of 1391 galleries from 63 countries to Torino, establishing itself as the most prominent fair for contemporary art in Italy and beyond. Over 50,000 visitors attended it last year, with even more expected in 2018. And as if the numbers weren’t impressive enough, every edition of Artissima presents an exciting novelty; like when they included Performance art as part of their program, or when drawings found their spot among the exhibited artworks in 2017.
All of this comes to confirm the fair’s dynamic role, its focus on experimental practices, and its uniqueness in comparison to other events of the kind.
For the second year now, the honor of directing Artissima has been given to Ilaria Bonacossa, an art critic and curator with more than enough experience in the field. Among the highlights of her CV, there is her curatorial position at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Torino, and her place in the Jury for the Golden Lion of the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007.
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