Artissima 2019, in collaboration with Fondazione Torino Musei, presents Hub Middle East, a new project that sets out to offer an overview of galleries, institutions and artists active in a geographical area of central importance for developments in contemporary society.
During the fair, important representatives of foundations, museums and galleries, as well as collectors, critics, curators, and artists of the Middle East will visit Torino and will offer a view of the most interesting contemporary developments in a territory that in its diversities embodies a sophisticated connection both to ancient cultural traditions and to innovation.
The initiative also takes the form of a cycle of talks that will analyse the Middle Eastern art scene, offering the viewpoints of collectors and patrons of the region’s art scene, with the aim of reinforcing the synergy with the City of Torino, which for some years has hosted the Turin Islamic Economic Forum* (TIEF).
*(TIEF is a project organized by the City of Torino, the Chamber of Commerce of Torino, Università degli Studi di Torino and ASSAIF – Associazione per lo Sviluppo di Strumenti Alternativi e di Innovazione Finanziaria – to promote effective initiatives on Islamic finance for social inclusion and economic development of the territory. The 2019 edition will take place on 28, 29, 30 October).