Artissima is pleased to announce the artists and the galleries selected for Back to the Future 2015.
Back to the Future, the section of Artissima devoted to rediscovering the artistic avant-garde of the 1960s, 70s and 80s, focuses this year exclusively on the period 1975–85. The section will present monographic booths with works made exclusively during this decade by artists who played a key role in the history of art but whose work is not always known to the general public.
1975–85 was a transitional period that coincided with the end of a certain type of conceptualism and the explosion of painting, yet comprised multiple possibilities of expression: gender, politics and physical presence taken to extremes, and which also appeared in video, photography and performance art. This decade, a laboratory of radicalisation, rethinking, elaboration and appropriation, represents a fundamental period in the reading and interpretation of art today.
Back to the Future is conceived to offer a series of museum-quality solo shows presented in a devoted area at the very core of the fair. The section has proved to be increasingly successful since its inception, insomuch as many of the artists presented are now achieving major international attention from professionals, collectors and the media. The high quality of the work and of its display, together with the ability of the section to engage and surprise both public and art professionals, has turned Back to the Future into one of Artissima’s strong pointsThe Curatorial Committee – composed by Eva Fabbris (coordinator) independent curator, Milano, João Fernandes, deputy director, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofìa, Madrid, Elena Filipovic, director, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, and Beatrix Ruf, director, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam – has proposed and selected high quality projects by great art innovators from all over the world in an interesting dialogue with the latest artistic research.
Artists and galleries of Back to the Future 2015:
3NOS3 | Jaqueline Martins, Sao Paulo
Vincenzo Agnetti | Zero…, Milano
Josef Bauer | Unttld, Vienna
Clegg & Guttmann | Mirko Mayer, Cologne
Raymundo Colares | Bergamin & Gomide, Sao Paulo
Lili Dujourie | Micheline Szwajcer, Brussels
Peter Dreher | Koenig & Clinton, New York
Chu Enoki | White Rainbow, London
Concha Jerez | Aural, Alicante
Richard Kern | Guidi&Schoen, Genova
Pierre Klossowski | Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin + Cabinet, London
Július Koller | gb agency, Paris
Maurizio Mochetti | Furini, Arezzo + Giovanni Bonelli, Milano
Alice Neel | Aurel Scheibler, Berlin
Leticia Parente | Jaqueline Martins, Sao Paulo
Maria Pininska-Beres | Monopol, Warsaw
Vettor Pisani | Cardelli & Fontana, Sarzana
Hassan Sharif | Isabelle Van den Eynde, Dubai
Michael Smith | Ellen De Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam
Aldo Spoldi | Antonio Battaglia, Milano
Support/Surface | Bernard Ceysson, Luxembourg, Paris, Geneva, Saint-Etienne
Amikam Toren |Anthony Reynolds, London
Nanda Vigo | Cà di Frà, Milano / Allegra Ravizza, Lugano
Franco Vimercati | Raffaella Cortese, Milano
Alison Wilding | Karsten Schubert, London
Sardi per l’Arte Back to the Future Prize
In collaboration with Fondazione Sardi per l’Arte, during Artissima, an international Jury will assign the Sardi per l’Arte Back to the Future Prize to the gallery featuring the most remarkable project in the section, in terms both of historical relevance of the artist and of booth presentation.
In 2014 the prize was assigned to François Ghebaly gallery, Los Angeles, with a project of artist Channa Horwitz.