This year, for the 26th edition of the Artissima art fair – a 3-day event held from October 31st (preview) to November 3rd, 2019 at the Oval Lingotto in Turin – the organizers worked hard to best frame the main goal of showcasing research in the field of visual arts, within an interesting cultural theme. The motif for Artissima 2019 is the duality of desire/censorship. A red line that invites the audience to explore those feelings that irrationally push us to act in order to achieve something. Among the artworks and the art projects, the audience will be invited to act as a real character in the art system, envisioning what the distinction between needs and desires (which are mimetic) is. The objective is to stimulate timely and varied reflections on the power of the image: contemporary ambitions and utopias, the impulses that shape our times, and the perspectives and narratives that cross them. This year, the fair aims to offer more and more important insights – from both an artistic and a political-philosophical point of view – to account for contemporary phenomena such as potential, agency, conflicts, and sexuality.
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