Artissima, the International Fair of Contemporary Art in Torino, announces the upcoming appointment with the 28th edition of the fair, the only one in Italy with an exclusive focus on contemporary art, directed for the fifth consecutive year by Ilaria Bonacossa.

In 2020, Artissima reacted to the problematics of the pandemic with exceptional energy and speed, giving rise to a hybrid event that responded to the needs of the exhibiting galleries while at the same time conserving the experimental character of a programme of great commercial and cultural quality. Relying on this experience and all the know-how developed for this complex situation, Artissima 2021 will be organised as a sophisticated combination of the physical and digital guises.

From Friday 5 to Sunday 7 November 2021, the large, luminous spaces of the Oval in Torino will welcome the four historic sections of the fair – Main Section, New Entries, Dialogue/Monologue and Art Spaces & Editions – and the public, in line with the high standards of safety Artissima is capable of offering, in compliance with the current rules and recommendations at the moment of the opening.

Artissima XYZ – the digital platform that since 2020 has hosted the three curated sections of the fair, Present Future, Back to the Future and Disegni – will be visible online from 4 to 9 November 2021, alongside the physical presence of three exhibitions set up in the fair pavilion.

Artissima 2021 takes form in an anomalous time frame, often perceived and defined as one of “suspension” and “standstill”, although it inexorably continues to produce new visions, ideas, ways of acting and reacting. The impact of critical times prompts activation of a change of pace that is manifested in the need to transform fragility into force through creative imagination. Hence the desire to dedicate the 28th edition of the fair to the concept of Controtempo. The idea of “countertime” comes from the world of music, and is applied here as a metaphor of art’s ability to shift rhythmical accents, transforming weak beats into strong points and creating a contrast between voices. A dynamic impulse that generates new visual rhythms with the necessary timing and pauses, triggering syncopation and interstitial movement.

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