OVAL, Lingotto Fiere
Director: Ilaria Bonacossa
Galleries: 208 from 43 countries
The duality of Desire/Censorship is the overall theme for the 26th edition of the Fair that in 2019 presents seven sections: Main Section, New Entries, Dialogue, Present Future, Back to the Future, Art Spaces & Editions and Disegni.
For the first time the Fair presents the focus Hub Middle East, a new project set out to offer an overview of the galleries, institutions and artists active in a geographical area of central importance for developments in contemporary society.
The vitality of Artissima resonates also throughout the city, thanks to a rich calendar of collateral events: Abstract Sex: We don’t have any clothes, only equipment, the innovative off-site exhibition project focussed on the theme of desire and occupying the spaces of Jana, the historic boutique in Torino, with artworks presented by the galleries taking part in the Fair; Artissima Telephone, an exhibition project created with and for the spaces of OGR – Officine Grandi Riparazioni, offering a survey of the use of the telephone as an art medium..; …ma l’amor mio non muore, a large sculptural installation by the artist Marcello Maloberti set up at the Hotel Principi di Piemonte di UNA Esperienze; The Italian Job, the surprising artistic intervention by the British sculptor Richard Wilson installed at Domus Lascaris to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the film set in Torino; the videoinstallation Love is the Message, the Message is Death by Arthur Jafa, winner of the PIAC – Prix International d’Art Contemporain, at Palazzo Madama.