Italy's Artissima contemporary art fair

The twentieth edition of Artissima in Turin, Italy runs from 8-10 November. The international contemporary art fair brings together 60 Italian and 130 foreign galleries from 38 countries.

Artissima features five distinct sections. The Main Section includes important international contemporary art galleries. New Entries focuses on exciting young galleries. Present Future presents solo exhibitions by international emerging artists whilst Back to the Future features solo shows by artists active in the 60s and 80s. Art Editions displays editioned works, prints and multiples.

One Torino is Artissima's new parallel initiative conceived and produced in collaboration with Turin’s main contemporary art institutions. Launching today and running until mid-January 2014, it aims to place Turin at the centre of an important cultural dialogue about contemporary art by consolidating the city's position as an experimental and dynamic art capital and by promoting both its contemporary and historical identity. 

Alfredo Esquillo Jr., Release, 2013
Courtesy of the artist and Tin-aw Art Gallery

Rania Bellou, Looking For An Accidental Beauty III, 2012
Courtesy of Kalfayan Galleries, Athens - Thessaloniki

Yang Fudong, The Evergreen Nature of Romantic Stories (5), 1999
Courtesy of the artist and Shanghart Gallery

Ana Mendieta, Untitled, 1980-2011
Courtesy of Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan

Hans-Peter Feldmann, All the clothes of a woman
Courtesy of Galleria Massimo Minini
Photo Andrea Gilberti

Rä di Martino, Copies récentes de paysages anciens (Film studios, Marocco), 2012
Courtesy of the artist and Monitor, Rome

Mounir Fatmi, Maximum Sensation (08), 2010
Courtesy of the artist and Analix Forever

Sislej Xhafa, Rocket Ship, 2011
Courtesy of the artist and Christine König Galerie, Vienna

Loris Cecchini, Stochastics (turtleslike cluster) II, 2013
Courtesy of the artist and GALLERIA CONTINUA, San Gimignano / Beijing / Le Moulin
Photo Veronica Tronnolone

Kazuko Miyamoto, Untitled, 1982
Courtesy of the artist and Exile

Brian O’Doherty, Duchamp Boxed, 1968
Courtesy of Galerie Thomas Fischer, Berlin

Jimmy De Sana, Gauze, 1979
Courtesy of The Jimmy De Sana Trust and Wilkinson Gallery, London

Marcello Jori, Al museo, 1974
Courtesy of Galleria Bianconi

50.000 visitors
Over 5000 collectors and art lovers from around the world including 200 top collectors as guest of the fair
172 galleries coming from 29 countries
69% of exhibitors from abroad
30 museum directors and curators directly involved in the fair’s projects
10 local museums, foundations and institutions involved in parallel projects around the city
600.000 euro the value of artworks purchased for the collections of Castello di Rivoli and GAM
Over 1200 accredited journalists
Artissima ranked as the 5th international art fair among the 30 top art fairs worldwide by Skate’s Art Market Research, New York