Taking place in Torino from 4 to 6 November 2022, under the theme Transformative Experience, Artissima
is the only fair in Italy exclusively focused on contemporary art.
From Friday 4 to Sunday 6 November 2022, the large, luminous spaces of the Oval in Torino will welcome the four flagship sections of the fair Main Section, New Entries, Monologue/Dialogue and Art Spaces & Editions and three curated sections Disegni, Present Future and Back to the Future with the participation of 174 Italian and international galleries, including 35 monographic projects.
The 29th edition of Artissima will offer specific initiatives, confirming its unique position on the European cultural scene and its ability to attract the most interesting galleries, artists, collectors and curators on an international level, with the promise always kept of an experimental, cutting-edge event.
The galleries of Artissima 2022 come from 28 countries and 4 continents. Non-European exhibitors include the African galleries First Floor (Harare, Victoria Falls), Smac (Cape Town, Johannesburg, Stellenbosch), Whatiftheworld (Cape Town), and the South American galleries Raquel Arnaud and Leme (both Sao Paulo), amongst others. A gallery from Alaska will also present for the first time, Bivy (Anchorage).
There are 40 galleries showing in the fair for the first time. They include Antenna Space (Shanghai), Nagel Draxler (Berlin, Cologne, Munich), Dawid Radziszewski (Warsaw), Union Pacific (London). The New Entries section, set aside for emerging galleries open for less than 5 years, features, among others, Eugster || Belgrade (Belgrade), Max Goelitz (Munich), Noah Klink (Berlin), Sweetwater (Berlin).
Some of the highest profile and established galleries on the international and national scene continue to take part in Artissima. Many have supported the fair for over two decades and a number are renewing their participation this year. They include Art : Concept (Paris), Alfonso Artiaco (Napoli), Continua (San Gimignano, Beijing, Les Moulins, Havana, Roma, Sao Paulo, Paris), König (Berlin, London, Seoul, Vienna), Urs Meile (Lucerne, Beijing, Ardez), NEU (Berlin), Franco Noero (Torino), Gregor Podnar (Vienna), Lia Rumma (Napoli), Tucci Russo (Torre Pellice, Torino), The Modern Institute (Glasgow), Barbara Weiss (Berlin), Jocelyn Wollf (Paris), Zero
The theme selected for Artissima 2022 is Transformative Experience, a concept developed by the American philosopher L.A. Paul (professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Science at Yale University) in the essay of the same title published in 2014 by Oxford University Press. According to the author, a transformative experience is able to radically modify the person who lives it, triggering a crisis of rationally envisioned expectations and opening a perspective on the unknown.
In the words of Luigi Fassi, Director of Artissima: The 29th edition of Artissima in Torino reflects first of all the force of the Italian and international network of the fair, which has extended its research and scouting on a global level, to continue to offer collectors and museum professionals an experience of discovery, with galleries and artists of the highest levels from Europe, America, Africa and Asia. The 40 galleries taking part in Artissima for the first time in 2022 bear witness to the fairs appeal and its status as a catalyst of experiments, research and investment in the art market. Once again this year, the fair will honor the trust placed in it by collectors, curators and visitors. Those who continue to take part in Artissima will be rewarded, discovering that in Torino they have the opportunity to see the works and artists that will be the protagonists of the near future.
Intesa Sanpaolo has confirmed its support for the new iteration of Artissima as Main Partner, a commitment to art especially contemporary art reflected in the opening two months ago of the Gallerie d'Italia in Torino, Piazza San Carlo, dedicated to the world of photography.