Artissima 2016, the international contemporary art fair, returns for its 23rd edition to the Oval, Turin, from 4–6 November. Directed once again by Sarah Cosulich, Artissima’s reputation as an innovative ‘curated fair’ continues: of the seven sections that comprise the fair, three of these – Back to the Future, Present Future and Per4m – are selected by international curators and museum directors. Alongside the 193 galleries in the main section, this year the fair boasts a new €5,000 prize supported by Mutina and a new Dialogue section, which presents tightly curated booths of no more than three artists. The fair is loosely tied together under the theme of performativity; don’t miss the In Mostra exhibition, ‘body.gesture.posture’, curated by Simone Menegoi and featuring works drawn from the leading museums and foundations of Piemonte, alongside private collections. Also new for this year is ‘Flying Home’, a site-specific installation by German artist Thomas Bayrle at Torino airport – a special project that indicates the extent to which Artissima engages with the city itself. We’ve picked out some highlights of the fair below.
Artissima 2016 is at the Oval, Turin, from 4–6 November.