Artissima 2023—the only fair in Italy with an exclusive focus on contemporary art, produced with the support of Main Partner Intesa Sanpaolo—announces the galleries and the artists that will take part in its 30th edition, directed by Luigi Fassi.
From Friday, November 3 to Sunday, November 5 2023 the large and luminous spaces of the Oval in Turin will welcome the four flagship sections of the fair—Main Section, New Entries, Monologue/Dialogue and Art Spaces & Editions—and the three curated sections—Disegni, Present Future and Back to the Future—with the participation of 181 Italian and international galleries, including 68 monographic and curated projects.
Artissima celebrates this important milestone by capitalizing on its many years of discovery, research and relations in order to look to the future in a constantly innovative and dynamic way.
The theme of Artissima 2023 is Relations of Care. Suggested by Brazilian anthropologist Renzo Taddei in a recent essay on indigenous thinking, the concept identifies and proposes care as a premise and as the ultimate aim of the advancement of knowledge, which first of all must be directed toward preserving the diversity and value of every form of life in the world.
The galleries of Artissima 2023 come from 33 countries and 4 continents. There are 39 galleries showing in the fair for the first time. They include Good Weather (North Little Rock, Little Rock, Chicago), Cristina Guerra (Lisbon), Meyer*Kainer (Vienna), Raster (Warsaw), The Sunday Painter (London), Unit 17 (Vancouver).
From a global perspective, the event welcomes the participation of a number of African galleries, including First Floor Gallery Harare (Harare, Victoria Falls), Whatiftheworld (Cape Town), in the section New Entries, Reservoir (Cape Town), and South American galleries including Marilia Razuk (Sao Paulo) and A Gentil Carioca (Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo). For the first time, there is also a gallery from Thailand, Tang Contemporary Art (Bangkok, various locations).
Some of the most outstanding galleries on the international and national scene have confirmed their support for Artissima, in some cases after a relationship of two decades, including Art : Concept (Paris), Alfonso Artiaco (Naples), Continua (San Gimignano, Beijing, Les Moulins, Havana, Roma, Sao Paulo, Paris, Dubai), KOW (Berlin), Urs Meile (Lucerne, Beijing, Ardez), Massimo Minini (Brescia), Nagel Draxler (Berlin, Cologne, Munich), Franco Noero (Turin), P420 (Bologna), Gregor Podnar (Vienna), Dawid Radziszewski (Warsaw), Lia Rumma (Milan, Naples), Tucci Russo (Torre Pellice, Turin), Vistamare (Milan, Pescara), Hubert Winter (Vienna), Jocelyn Wolff (Paris), Zero… (Milan).
The curated sections move forward with Irina Zucca Alessandrelli (curator, Collezione Ramo—Milan) for the Disegni section, and Maurin Dietrich (director, Kunstverein München—Munich) and Saim Demircan (independent curator and writer, Turin) for the section Present Future. The curatorial team of Back to the Future is composed for the first time by Defne Ayas (freelance curator, Berlin) and Francesco Manacorda (freelance curator, London).
Besides their physical presence inside the fair, the curated sections will also be visible on a specific digital platform, Artissima Voice Over, produced thanks to the support of Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo.
Artissima, in collaboration with art institutions, partner companies and foundations, coordinates many prizes for artists and galleries, with two important new developments for 2023: the Premio Diana Bracco—Imprenditrici ad arte organized by Fondazione Bracco in collaboration with Fondazione Roberto De Silva and Diana Bracco, and the Premio Pista 500 organized by Pinacoteca Agnelli. The initiatives also include the historic Acquisitions Fund organized by Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT, which has been increased to reach 200,000 euros for the 30th anniversary of the fair. The acquisitions benefit the collections of GAM—Galleria Civica di Arte Moderna di Torino and Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea.
The sponsors of the historic and younger prizes have confirmed their support for the fair: illycaffè with the illy Present Future prize; VANNI occhiali with the VANNI occhiali #artistroom prize; Tosetti Value—Il Family office with the Tosetti Value per la fotografia award; Collezione La Gaia with the Matteo Viglietta Award; Fondazione Sardi per l’Arte with the Carol Rama Award; Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT with the OGR Award; Fondazione Merz with “ad occhi chiusi…”; Fondazione Oelle with ISOLA SICILIA; MEF Museo Ettore Fico di Torino with the Premio Ettore e Ines Fico.
We look forward to welcoming you in Turin this fall.