Artissima 18, the International Fair of Contemporary Art in Turin

From 4th to 6th November 2011, get ready for a striking explosion of art in the city of Turin, Italy: Artissima 18, the International Fair of Contemporary Art will be held at Oval Lingotto Fiere.

A world-famous cultural appointment offering a full overview over the world of the new art. The ideal match point for both emerging and already famous artists, art galleries and collectors.

In the course of time, Artissima has been known in the whole world of contemporary art at national and international level; it has become a great cultural event able to draw the attention of experts, audience and press.

Artissima 18 will host 150 galleries subdivided into 4 sections:

- the Main Section brings together 102 of the most outstanding galleries in the international art scene, chosen by the Selecting Committee of the Fair. A number of established and well successful names will offer collectors and the general public an event of the highest quality.

- New Entries, the section reserved to young galleries that have been up and running for less than five years and which are taking part in Artissima for the first time.

- Present Future, dedicated to emerging artists who have been invited by a team of international experts, giving public and collectors the opportunity to discover the latest art trends.

- Back to the Future is a very unique section designed to bring to the attention of artworld professionals, collectors, and the general public artists who have not received the attention they deserve in recent decades but whose work isof particular relevance today owing to its affinity with current art practice.

In addition, visitors will also find exclusive itineraries for knowing more closely contemporary art with the help of guided tours with famous journalists, critics and experts. As a matter of fact, at the fair, there will be the initiative called “Listen to the writer”, a select group of art and economy critics and journalists from leading international publications will guide visitors through the fair. The public is offered a unique opportunity: an expert ‘guide’ leads them on a specially created tour around gallery stands and shares his or her specialist knowledge of artists, works and current themes (in Italian).

These are just a few of the many side events and exhibitions at Artissima 18, where you can discover and rediscover art in its thousands shades, faces and interpretations.

Artissima 18 waits for you in Turin from 4th to 6th November!

For further information about Turin please have a look at our travel guide to Turin.

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