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Artissima 2022: special projects

November 4–6, 2022

Artissima—contemporary art fair in Italy—will return in Turin from November 4 to 6, featuring the works by international artists presented by 174 galleries from 28 countries.

Discover here the complete list of the 2022 exhibitors!

Special projects
The distinction of Artissima comes from its twin strategy, which combines a market proposition of the highest caliber with a cultural offering capable of exploring novel and unconventional methods of exhibiting art both at the fair and throughout the city.

Gregory Crewdson Eveningside
Gregory Crewdson’s body of unique photography works are on display at Artissima as part of the exhibition Eveningside, which will be at Gallerie d’Italia-Torino through January 22, 2023, with to the support of Intesa Sanpaolo, the fair’s principal sponsor for the third consecutive year.

Artissima Junior: a joint initiative between Artissima and Juventus designed for young guests aged six to eleven. This year’s Artissima Junior showcases Giovanni Ozzola as the artist who will conceptualize and oversee the creation of “BRILLA. A constellation,” a project that will become a group work of art centered on the idea of individuality. The artist will invite the participants to recognize how special they are and the basic significance of their identity and diversity for the future of our society and our world by using an analogy with stars to accompany the kids.

An Alchemic Experience by Jaguar: With the same pioneering spirit as before but already looking ahead to 2025 and a new identity as a wholly electric luxury brand, Jaguar will immerse the audience in a visual experience at a booth inside the show that can tell the story of the brand’s development. Jaguar will also support the appearance of American philosopher L.A. Paul, the subject of a special presentation at the fair’s Meeting Point, who wrote the essay “Transformative Experience” and explores the idea of transformative experience in the field of art. The narrative of change via experience serves as this iteration of Artissima’s central concept and inspires comparisons to Jaguar’s transformational process.

Torino Social Impact Art Award:  The video artworks of the two winners of the third Torino Social Impact Art Award will be displayed in a special area. This initiative demonstrates the fair’s, Torino Social Impact’s, and Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo’s dedication to supporting emerging artists. Under the Never Ground is a sci-fi voyage into the depths of Turin that was filmed in the Pastiss Underground Fortress. Natália Trejbalová offers an uncommon viewpoint on the chthonic aspect of the city. Federico Pozuelo depicts the conflict between two various perspectives on and interpretations of reality in Burden of Proof. Modern thought and political violence, irrationality and science, and reason and magic.

AudioGuides: “AudioGuides” is a new project of podcasts that are put on the website of and accessible at any time during the event to accompany visitors on independent, personal tours of the fair. Visitors can choose their own guided tour by going into the Artissima website on a smartphone and starting their journey through the fair thanks to the story supplied by the voice of the qualified mediators from Arteco. The tours are conducted in Italian and are translated verbatim. The initiative is a part of the Artissima Digital projects powered by Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo and is sponsored by Lauretana.

A Sud: A Sud is founded on Artissima’s desire to promote the initiatives of art foundations and institutions from the southern and island areas of Italy, reiterating the Mediterranean as a region of artistic development and a source of fresh creative ideas. Thus, the initiative is an invitation from Artissima to its audience to revisit the unique characteristics of places through art institutions, in the sense of going back to acknowledge and observe them and rethinking geographical mapping to grasp new connections, proximities, and resources. Three organizations—Fondazione Merz/ZACentrale, Fondazione Oelle, and Fondazione Paul Thorel—will play leading roles in the 2022 edition of A Sud.

In town
So will your voice vibrate: 
The fair continues to work in conjunction with the museums of Fondazione Torino Musei. Three sound installations by Charwei Tsai, Darren Bader, and Riccardo Benassi will be displayed at GAM—Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Palazzo Madama-Museo Civico d’Arte Antica, and MAO Museo d’Arte Orientale—for Artissima 2022 under the title So will your voice vibrate.

Collective Individuals:A film and video project created in collaboration with the recently opened Gallerie d’Italia-Torino, which will house the exhibition, will be shown by Artissima and Intesa Sanpaolo. The project, titled Collective Individuals, will showcase a variety of video works by artists represented by the galleries taking part in Artissima, many of which will be exhibited for the first time in Italy. The project, which is directed by Leonardo Bigazzi, curator of Fondazione In Between Art Film and Schermo dell’arte, aims to offer a viewpoint on the paradoxes of the present.

Rhizomatic Time:Tempo rizomatico (Rhizomatic Time), a brand-new contemporary art work by Italian artist Diego Cibelli, will be on display in the Ballroom of the venerable hotel Principi di Piemonte | UNA Esperienze. Cibelli’s artistic inquiry is predicated on two key tenets: the admirable Italian countryside as a backdrop and the rich historical archives. Cibelli will present an installation made of ceramics in the enchanted Salone delle Feste (Ballroom) that can capture the core principles of his artistic philosophy.

Diana Policarpo. Liquid Transfers. illy Present Future 2021 Prize Exhibition:The new video installation Liquid Transfers by Diana Policarpo, winner of the illy Present Future Prize in 2021, will be shown at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo thanks to illycaffè, a longtime partner of Artissima. The artist is continuing her ongoing investigation into the connections between the world of plants and the social, political, and economic spheres. The work creates a scenario that combines science and speculation to describe the dynamics of resource exploitation and its effects on ecosystems, human bodies, and non-human bodies.

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