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ITALY / Torino: Artissima 18, 2011

November 03 2011

Artissima 18, the International Fair of Contemporary Art in Turin, takes place in the Oval, Lingotto Fiere from 4 to 6 November 2011.

Artissima 18 will be the venue for 161 galleries (58 Italian and 103 foreign) in four sections:

-Main Section, which includes galleries on the international art scene, chosen by the Selection Committee.

-New Entries, 25 young galleries from 11 different countries that have been working for less than five years, and that are taking part in Artissima for the first time, chosen by the Selection Committee. During the fair, an international jury will confer the Guido Carbone Award upon the gallery in the New Entries section that has worked best to discover and promote young artists.

-Present Future, devoted to 16 emerging artists invited by a team of international curators, and presented by their galleries. This section is being set up with the cooperation of illycaffè, which will be offering the illy Present Future Award to the artist considered to be the most interesting by a jury of three eminent experts.

-Back to the Future, focusing on artists who worked in the 1960s and ’70s and who have enjoyed little recognition in recent decades, but whose work is particularly significant today. Back to the Future is showing 20 artists in 2011.

Artissima 18
International Fair of Contemporary Art
4 to 6 November 2011
Oval, Lingotto Fiere, Turin

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