Together with Intesa Sanpaolo, Artissima presented Collective Individuals, produced in dialogue with Gallerie d’Italia – Torino who hosted the exhibition. 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. Curated by Leonardo Bigazzi, curator of Fondazione In Between Art Film and Schermo dell’arte, the project set out to provide a perspective on the contradictions of the present.
Under the title So will your voice vibrate three sound installations by Riccardo Benassi (Zero… gallery, Milan), Darren Bader (Franco Noero gallery, Turin) and Charwei Tsai (mor charpentier gallery, Paris, Bogotà) has been presented respectively at GAM—Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Palazzo Madama–Museo Civico d’Arte Antica, and MAO Museo d’Arte Orientale. The artworks have been selected by Luigi Fassi in collaboration with the directors of the three museums of Fondazione Torino Musei.
The project A SUD is based on Artissima’s intention to highlight the activities of art foundations and institutions from the southern and island regions of Italy, reinforcing the focus on the Mediterranean as a place of artistic growth and an incubator of new creative perspectives. The protagonists of the 2022 edition of A SUD were: Fondazione Merz/ZACentrale, Fondazione Oelle and Fondazione Paul Thorel.
The project Torino Social Impact Art Award – conceived by Artissima, in collaboration with Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo and promoted by Torino Social Impact – is aimed to support emerging talents with a multicultural and migratory background. The 2022 edition – titled Rebellions and rebirths: the creative potential of confrontation – awarded artists Federico Pozuelo and Natália Trejbalová, who presented at Artissima 2022 the videos produced during the residency.
Art Mapping Piemonte is a project organised in collaboration with the Piedmont Region with the support of Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo, to help people discover contemporary art away from traditional exhibition models. Produced by Fondazione Torino Musei and curated by Ilaria Bonacossa for Artissima calls for the creation of three site-specific installations by international contemporary artists, and the production of a map that highlights the most outstanding works of public contemporary art in the Piedmont territory.
Artissima and Treccani move forward with the special collaboration that since 2018 has triggered a dialogue in the project Alfabeto Treccani, a series of 21 original limited editions created by 21 Italian artists renowned on the international scene. Alfabeto Treccani is a project that makes an extensive survey of Italian contemporary art across the output of three different generations of artists, from recognised masters to emerging talents.
Artissima 2021, in collaboration with Emami Art, presented Hub India – Maximum Minimum, a new geographical focus set out to offer an overview of the galleries, institutions and artists active in an area of central importance. The project was curated by Myna Mukherjee, curator, founder and director of Engendered, New Delhi, and Davide Quadrio, founder and director of Arthub.
Nunca encontramos a Satoshi is the name of the Caribbean bar envisioned by Radamés “Juni” Figueroa (San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1982) and presented during Artissima 2021: a colourful, bright work of architecture is at the core of the work, a vernacular location that functions simultaneously as a dance floor and a gathering point.
10 Italian cities, 10 Jaguar Land Rover dealerships, 10 contemporary art galleries, 10 Academies of Fine Arts, and 10 artists were the protagonists of JaguArt. The Italian Talent Road Show, the project launched by Artissimaand Jaguar in 2019 and based on a shared desire to support emerging art and to trigger positive long-term synergies.
Artissima Telephone, the second off-site project created for the spaces of OGR – Officine Grandi Riparazioni as a result of the collaboration between the two institutions. Conceived by Ilaria Bonacossa and curated by Vittoria Martini, the exhibition presented an overview of the telephone as a means of artistic expression, presenting works selected from the proposals of the galleries taking part in the fair.
Abstract Sex: We don’t have any clothes, only equipment is an innovative off-site exhibition project of Artissima, extending into the city and occupying the spaces of Jana, the fashion boutique on Via Maria Vittoria that has always been a reference point for artists, writers and other cultural figures. The exhibition – conceived by Ilaria Bonacossa and curated by Lucrezia Calabrò Visconti and Guido Costa – focused on the theme of desire.
Hub Middle East, a project in collaboration with Fondazione Torino Musei, set out to offer an overview of galleries, institutions and artists active in a geographical area of central importance for developments in contemporary society. The project has been developed thanks to the consulting of Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath, founders of the curatorial platform Art Reoriented based in Munich and New York, and curators of the Pavilion of the United Arab Emirates at the Venice Biennale in 2019.
Artissima and Combo, an innovative hospitality concept and “cultural assemblage” open to experimentation, have organized an inedited traveling educational project, the Artissima Experimental Academy. Through a series of creative co-designed workshops, based on a format of co-habitation and experimental teaching methods, the fair offers young arts-lovers and professionals a unique opportunity for growth.
Artissima Stories returns with its programme of exclusive interviews, coordinated by Edoardo Bonaspetti and Stefano Cernuschi, with Anna Bergamasco: 10 interviews with personalities from the world of contemporary art (collectors, gallerists, directors) discussing the most-timely themes of the industry based on their own experience, in a dialectic between experts and emerging figures.
HEAD is an innovative project in which Artissima has established a dialogue with Franco Curletto, a hairstylist renowned in the world of fashion, cinema and art, who with his team created the hair concept for a performance by the irreverent artist Tomaso Binga (Salerno, 1931).
Artissima expands the interaction with Sky Arte, becoming the guest curator of the new installation for the lunettes, the windows of the Cracco Restaurant in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan. Giovanni Ozzola (Florence, 1982) has been selected for the fourth installation of the three art showcases.
For its 50th anniversary, the film The Italian Job became the protagonist of a surprising installation, Hang On A Minute Lads… I’ve Got A Great Idea, realised by the British sculptor Richard Wilson. The project, curated by Mark Hinchcliffe with Heidi Donohoe, was produced in collaboration with Gruppo Building and was on view in via Lascaris 5, Torino.
Se il Vino sa di Tappo is the title of the second appointment with The EDIT Dinner Party curated by Bruna Esposito, winner of the EDIT prize in 2018. The performative dinner was hosted at L’Osservatorio EDIT and created in collaboration with prize-winning chef Mariangela Susigan, already the culinary maven of the fair, in charge of the gourmet Vip restaurant and bistro inside the Oval.