Angie Kordic (per Widewalls)
For the biggest Italian fair focusing on contemporary art and experimental practices, the year 2018 will be a milestone. Indeed, Artissima has been a unique event over the past 25 years, providing a platform for both established and up-and-coming galleries from Italy and abroad, but also to art professionals and lovers, curators, foundations and institutions.
As per usual, the first week of November 2018 is reserved for this remarkable fair which will once again welcome over 50,000 visitors to the OVAL in Torino, together with 189 galleries from 35 countries. Directed by Ilaria Bonacossa for the second year in a row, this year’s theme will be “time”, or better yet, how Time is on our side – relating to both the past and the future of creative explorations. So what can we expect from Artissima 2018? Aside from a brand new sector and some freshly invented awards, as always there is an abundance for everyone.
Across 20,000 square meters of exhibition space at the OVAL in Turin and divided into 8 sections, Artissima 2018 will present 189 booths dedicated to 40% of Italian and 60% of foreign galleries.
Four of these sections – Main Section, New Entries, Dialogue and Art Spaces & Editions – are selected by the fair’s committee, while the other four – Present Future, Back to the Future, Disegni and the aforementioned Sound – are curated by teams of international curators and directors.
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