The Artissima International Fair of Contemporary Art, whose 2022 edition took place between 4 and 6 November in Turin, is Italy's most important contemporary art fair. Since its establishment in 1994, it has combined the presence of an international market with a focus on experimentation and research. For the third year in a row, Intesa Sanpaolo served as the Fair’s main partner.
SPECIAL PROJECTS AT THE FAIR
Working with partners and institutions, Artissima presents, as in previous years, special artistic and cultural projects.
Gregory Crewdson. Eveningside
From 4 to 6 November 2022, Intesa Sanpaolo will present, in a designated area, a series of original photographic works by Gregory Crewdson (commissioned by Intesa Sanpaolo) as part of the "Eveningside" exhibition (on display at Gallerie d’Italia - Torino, until 22 January 2023). The works are now part of the Intesa Sanpaolo Collection.
SPECIAL PROJECTS IN THE CITY
Artissima’s array of artistic and cultural activities has expanded into the city too, with a packed schedule of special projects outside the fair’s venue in collaboration with partners and city institutions.
Collective Individuals @ Gallerie d’Italia - Torino
Artissima and Intesa Sanpaolo present an artistic film and video project conceived and produced in association with Gallerie d'Italia - Torino.
The Collective Individuals exhibition features 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 sets out to provide a perspective on the contradictions of the present through a selection of works inviting us to reflect on our own role in an increasingly polarised society in which inequalities and conflicts continue to increase. The artists’ flair in exploring these critical issues through recorded media made it possible to rethink outdated models and come up with new ones that are more open and inclusive. The works included in the project tell the stories of subjects in precarious situations and the struggles faced, providing tangible evidence not only of the wounds and divisions of our time, but also of the critical resistance of those who refuse to give in to prevailing pessimism. The exhibition also testifies to the variety of techniques used by artists in modern video recording: from low-resolution images recorded with an old iPhone to the most sophisticated digital-image processing techniques.
The participating artists and galleries include: Larry Achiampong (Copperfield Gallery, London), Yael Bartana (Raffaella Cortese gallery, Milan), Jonathas de Andrade (Continua gallery, San Gimignano, Beijing, Les Moulins, Havana, Rome, São Paulo, Paris, Dubai), Alice dos Reis (LEHMANN + SILVA gallery, Porto), Hiwa K (Prometeo Gallery Ida Pisani, Milan, Lucca, and KOW, Berlin), Adelita Husny-Bey (LAVERONICA Contemporary Art gallery, Modica), and Cinthia Marcelle & Tiago Mata Machado (Sprovieri Gallery, London).
The videos will be displayed at Gallerie d’Italia – Torino from 4 to 6 November, from 18:00 to 21:00. An Artissima ticket grants you free access to the museum.