Artissima 2023 is composed by 4 flagship sections (Main Section, Monologue/Dialogue, New Entries, Art Spaces & Editions) and by 3 curated sections (Present Future, Back to the Future, Disegni) presented both at the fair and on the dedicated online platform Artissima Voice Over.
Discover here below the Sections, the Committees and how to apply.
Application deadline for Main Section, Monologue/Dialogue, New Entries, Art Spaces & Editions: 5 May 2023.
Application deadline for the curated sections (Present Future, Back to the Future, Disegni): 30 April 2023.
The Main Section brings together outstanding galleries from the international art world: established names offer collectors and art lovers an event of the highest quality.
Monologue/Dialogue is reserved to emerging galleries or galleries with an experimental approach applying with either a monographic booth or with works by 2 artists in dialogue.
The New Entries section presents the most interesting emerging galleries from the international art scene, that have been open less than 5 years and taking part in Artissima for the first time.
Art Spaces & Editions is a special section of Artissima exclusively devoted to galleries and non-profit spaces presenting editions, prints and multiples by contemporary artists.
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Present Future is the section of Artissima that showcases emerging talents, preferably less than 40 years old. The artists, presented by their reference galleries, are selected on the basis of a specific project. The section features monographic projects with the goal of shedding light on new, more significant and cutting-edge trends on the international art scene.
Back to the Future features monographic projects by contemporary art pioneers whose work played a key role in art history. The section gathers works realised from 1950 to 1979 and favours geographical areas in which artists have been less visible – be it due to their gender, cultural and political affiliations. Particular attention is dedicated to work developed in marginal and diasporic contexts.
Disegni is the only section in Italian art fairs dedicated to this medium. It presents projects conceived as solo shows that enhance the authenticity and autonomy of the work on paper. The section promotes the uniqueness of the drawing, its innate immediacy, being the first translation of the artist’s idea and the only unfiltered access to his creative process.
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The theme of Artissima 2023 is RELATIONS OF CARE. Based on a recent essay by the Brazilian anthropologist Renzo Taddei focused on the indigenous Brazilian thought, the concept identifies and suggests care as the ultimate aim of knowledge, and as a matrix of all relationships inside communities – human and non-human – which are harmonious and inclusive. Art is undoubtedly a tool capable of encouraging relations of care and dialogue, while at the same time creating unprecedented forms of comprehension of reality, activating new codes with which to rethink our everyday ways of living and sharing.
The galleries which have participated in the fair 2022 should follow STEP B and enter their own reserved area by using their 2022 access data. Some forms will be already fulfilled; hence applying to the fair 2023 will be easier and quicker. Each gallery will also be able to update its Gallery Profile (visible on artissima.art) until 5 May, 2023.
The galleries which have not participated in the fair in 2022 or galleries which have participated exclusively in the curated sections 2022 should follow STEP A.