Oval, Lingotto Fiere Torino
5 novembre 2015 | Preview
6-7-8 novembre 2015 | Open to the public
Artissima, International Fair of Contemporary Art, will return to the Oval in Torino from 6 to 8 November 2015.
Artissima 2015 will involve curators and collectors in the fair’s programme, to a degree unprecedented within Italy or elsewhere. Art collecting is a crucial driving force for the country’s cultural and economic life. Having combined attention to the international art market with the promotion of the most innovative research for 22 years, Artissima is the ideal venue for acknowledging and enhancing its role.
Major Italian collectors will join critics and curators in each of the juries for the prizes awarded at the fair. In 2015 there will be six, as the five of the past editions (illy Present Future Prize, Sardi per l’Arte Back to the Future Prize, New Entries Prize, Fondazione Ettore Fico Prize and Prix K-Way® Per4m) will be supplemented by the Reda-Artissima Prize, awarded to a young artist whose research explores the language of photography.
Italian and international collectors will also be central to the Walkie Talkies programme, informal dialogues held by experts as they wander through the works displayed at the fair, an initiative that has proved highly successful in previous years.
To underline the attention that it lavishes on its guests, Artissima 2015 will completely redesign the VIP Lounge on the balcony overlooking the Oval that has been welcoming them for years. A fully fledged curatorial project, the first of its kind for an art fair, will turn it into an “Opium Den” offering an immersive and sumptuous aesthetic experience, an artist’s visual essay, and intertwining suggestions, collections, images and visions.
In addition to encouraging a high presence of collectors, Artissima’s programme for 2015 will involve more than fifty curators and museum directors from all over the world, confirming its vocation as a crossroads of art in our country. The fair’s curated sections will be coordinated by four young Italian curators, further proof of Artissima’s commitment not only to showcase great art, but also to foster exchange and dialogue between Italy and the international scene.
The six sections that comprise Artissima 2015 (three fair exhibitions and three curatorial– Present Future, Back to the Future, and Per4m, the first stage in an art fair focussed on performance art) will be accompanied by a radical reinterpretation of the In Mostra project. Created to bring together outstanding art from the contemporary collections in Piedmont, this year In Mostra will be a true museum exhibition within the fair, constructed around the concept of “inclination” – in its literary, scientific, philosophical and political sense.
During Artissima 2015 Castello di Rivoli will open a solo exhibition by Rachel Rose, recipient of the illy Present Future Prize 2014. The young American artist has subsequently won a Frieze Award at New York and is due to present a personal show at the Serpentine Gallery in London, further proof of Artissima’s ability to pre-emptively intercept the best energies on the contemporary scene.
The 2015 edition of Artissima will mark the fourth consecutive year that the direction has been entrusted to Sarah Cosulich Canarutto.
Main Section, New Entries, Art Editions
Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin
Paola Capata (Monitor), Roma
Guido Costa, Torino
Peter Kilchmann, Zurich
Pedro Mendes (Mendes Wood DM), São Paulo
Gregor Podnar, Berlin – Ljubljana
Jocelyn Wolff, Paris
Back to the Future
Eva Fabbris, curatrice indipendente, Milano
João Fernandes, Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid
Elena Filipovic, Kunsthalle Basel, Basilea
Beatrix Ruf, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Luigi Fassi, steirischer herbst, Graz
Fatima Hellberg, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Stoccarda
Lara Khaldi, curatrice indipendente, Ramallah e Amsterdam
Natalia Sielewicz, Museo d’Arte Moderna, Warsaw
Fatos Üstek, curatrice indipendente e scrittrice, London
Simone Menegoi, curatore indipendente, Milano
Sophie Goltz, Stadtkuratorin Hamburg, Amburgo
Chris Sharp, curatore indipendente, Mexico DF
Stefano Collicelli Cagol, curatore indipendente, Padova
illy Present Future Prize
Daniel Baumann, Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich
Dieter Roelstraete, Documenta 14, Kassel
Maurizio Morra Greco, collezionista, Napoli
Sardi per l’Arte Back to the Future Prize
Sabine Breitwieser, Museum der Moderne Salzburg
Jens Hoffmann, The Jewish Museum, New York
María Inés Rodríguez, CAPC, Bordeaux
Lorenzo Paini, Collezione Enea Righi, Bologna
Prix K-Way® Per4m
Marie de Brugerolle, curatrice indipendente e scrittrice, Lyon
Silvia Fanti, Xing, Bologna
Ana Janevski, Department of Media and Performance Art, MoMA, New York
Giorgio Fasol, collezionista, Verona
New Entries Prize
Pierre Bal Blanc, Documenta 14, Kassel
Jacopo Crivelli Visconti, critico e curatore, São Paulo
Abaseh Mirvali, curatrice indipendente, Berlin – Mexico City
Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, collezionista, Torino
Fondazione Ettore Fico Prize
Andrea Busto, MEF – Museo Ettore Fico, Torino
Letizia Ragaglia, Museion, Bolzano
Alberto Salvadori, Museo Marino Marini, Firenze
Andrea Viliani, MADRE, Napoli
Renato Alpegiani, collezionista, Torino
Florian Ebner, Museum Folkwang, Essen
Cristiano Raimondi, NMNM, Monaco
Francesco Zanot, Camera – Centro Italiano per la Fotografia, Torino
Philip and Rosella Rolla, collezionisti, Lugano