For a third edition, Intesa Sanpaolo was Artissima’s Main Partner this year. Reinforcing this commitment to contemporary art, Intesa Sanpaolo opened Gallerie d’Italia—Torino on Piazza San Carlo, in May 2022. The new museum focuses on the medium of photography.
Together with Intesa Sanpaolo, Artissima presented a film and video project produced in dialogue with Gallerie d’Italia – Torino who hosted the exhibition. Titled Collective Individuals, the project featured a selection of video works, many of which are being shown for the first time in Italy, by artists represented by the galleries participating in Artissima. The project was coordinated by Leonardo Bigazzi, (curator of Fondazione In Between Art Film and Schermo dell’arte) and set out to offer a perspective on the contradictions of the present, through a selection of works that prompt us to think about our role inside an increasingly polarized society, where inequalities and conflicts continue to increase. The ability of artists to record these critical issues represented an opportunity to rethink obsolete models and to imagine new ones that are more open and inclusive. The program also conveyed a sense of the variety of techniques utilized by artists in contemporary video practice: from images capture with an old i-Phone to the most sophisticated techniques of digital image processing.
The artists and galleries presented include: Jonathas de Andrade (Galleria Continua), Alice dos Reis (Galeria Lehmann + Silva), Cinthia Marcelle & Tiago Mata Machado (Sprovieri Gallery), amongst others.
Gregory Crewdson. Eveningside
The dialogue with Intesa Sanpaolo also continued inside the fair with the exhibition of a body of original photographic works by Gregory Crewdson (Brooklyn, 1962), commissioned by Intesa Sanpaolo, in the context of the exhibition Eveningside (at Gallerie d’Italia–Torino, from 12 October 2022 to 22 January 2023). The works are now part of the collection of Intesa Sanpaolo.