The appointment with ArtVerona is back. The artistic director Stefano Raimondi reiterates the event's strong commitment to the Italian art scene. From October 13 to 15 2023 (preview 12 October), ArtVerona will open the fall calendar of Italian art fairs by involving not only operators and collectors, but also the companies of the area and numerous institutions in the city that will enrich the event with their cultural offers in the field of visual and performing arts.
ArtVerona bets on Italy
The fair is intrinsically linked to the valorisation of the Italian art system and intends to proceed in this direction. This year will present the best selection of Italian galleries and international presences. The aim of ArtVerona 2023 is confirmed by the collaboration with ANGAMC (National Association of Modern and Contemporary Art Galleries) and the assignment of many different prizes.
"We wanted to focus on the Italian art system through galleries, starting with the modern and paying attention to the new generations of artists and the more experimental realities that we want to support with the different prizes proposed and the Veronafiere's acquisition fund, confirmed this year and increased" (Raul Barbieri)
Orientation reflected by the characteristics that distinguish the fair, starting with the reviews: for ArtVerona 2023 more than 6,000 collectors and VIP professionals have been invited (600 are hosted directly by the Fair). The event reconfirms itself as a reality that pay attention to innovation and history, capable of presenting experimental languages in confrontation with the masters of modern art.
These spaces of knowledge and sharing will guarantee the quality and the innovative scope of ArtVerona, emphasizing the two words that distinguish its mission: hospitality and involvement. These key-words form the basis of the Standchat format, curated by Saverio Verini, which will allow the public to meet the protagonists of the fair inside the stands of the galleries that represent them. Many important figures are involved in the realization of this project, after Paola Pivi in 2021 and Stefano Arienti in 2022, the fair will see the artist Peter Halley involved in the creation of the Red Carpet, which has become one of ArtVerona's most recognisable and identity-enhancing projects: his intervention takes the form of a carpet of over 400 square meters in the Galleria dei Signori, created in partnership with Aquafil S.p.A. A site-specific and time-specific installation visible to the public for only three days and created especially for the occasion.
ArtVerona 2023 will welcome 135 exhibiting galleries divided into 6 sections, plus areas dedicated to publishing and non-profit spaces. The Main Section will be accompanied by some special areas. Innova, dedicated to emerging realities that will be able to exhibit solo or group exhibitions focused on research in contemporary languages. Introduction, curated by Hannah Eckstein, director of the Grässlin Collection and artistic director of the Kunstverein Friedrichshafen, which will boast the presence of six foreign galleries invited by historical galleries to present those exhibition spaces they have seen born and supported in their growth. Curated by, curated by Giacinto Di Pietrantonio, which will present the proposals of galleries that collaborate with a curator for the realization of their stand, so as to emphasize the fundamental relationship between this professional figure, the gallery and the artist. LAB, the section dedicated to artist residencies and non-profit experimental realities. Curated by Giulia Floris, this section continues in the city centre by proposing an exchange between the inside and outside of the fair.
This year's new entry will be POV-Point of View, curated by Edoardo Monti, a "digital" section that analyzes the impact of social media and the Internet on contemporary art, starting with the artworks and ending with the market. The news will be followed by the Habitat format, a cultural project dedicated to great Italian artists, conceived as a space that hosts immersive environments, capable of creating engaging fruition models in order to provide a unique viewing experience.
The pavilions of the fair will host two Habitats, one dedicated to Gianni Colombo and the other to Marinella Pirelli. The project, carried out in collaboration with the Gianni Colombo Archives and the Marinella Pirelli Archives, intents to emphasize the vital importance that the Archives have for the protection, the valorisation and the promotion of the master of Italian contemporary art.
Oct. 13-15, 2023
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