Angie Kordic (Widewalls)
At the realm of the Artissima International Fair of Contemporary Art since 2017, Ilaria Bonacossa is someone with quite a bit of experience in the art field; she worked at the Whitney Museum in New York and the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Torino. In this particular Italian city, she will also stay as Artissima’s Director until 2021, as it was recently confirmed.
The two seem a match made in heaven: Bonacossa is thoroughly invested in the fair, not only through obvious consulting and direction, but through her involvement in several on- and off-site projects as well. One of these is Artissima Telephone for instance, which was conceived by her and curated by Vittoria Marrtini; at OGR – Officine Grandi Riparazioni, the exhibition will examine the use of the telephone as an art medium. Another show is Abstract Sex: We don’t have any clothes, only equipment, based on the theme of the fair itself – desire – and taking place at a fashion boutique in Torino. The project, curated by Lucrezia Calabrò Visconti and Guido Costa, spans many media and promises a diverse artistic experience.
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