Artissima International of Contemporary Art is proposed for 2020 in the Unplugged version. A new formula, expanded in time and space, which brings together physical exhibitions, created with the Torino Musei Foundation, and digital projects: an acoustic version of the fair that focuses its attention on the instrument (the works) and the voice (the galleries).
With the title Stasi Frenetica, from 7 November 2020 to 9 January 2021 (preview by invitation on 5 and 6 November 2020), the museums of the Torino Musei Foundation - GAM - Civic Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art, Palazzo Madama - Museo Civico d 'Ancient Art and MAO Oriental Art Museum - will host a corpus of works from the Artissima galleries selected for this edition of the fair, offering a glimpse of what the public would find in the stands. A choral presentation on the theme of Frenetic Stasis, curated by Ilaria Bonacossa in close dialogue with the gallery owners involved.
A synergic work, born with and for the Artissima galleries, which is proposed both as a cultural project and as an opportunity for visibility and promotion for the most important interlocutors of the event.
The GAM, Palazzo Madama and the MAO will present a distillation of the historic sections of Artissima: the Main Section, which brings together the most representative galleries of the world art scene; New Entries, which offers emerging galleries on the international scene, and Dialogue / Monologue, in which galleries with a strong experimental approach present a single artist or the dialogue between two artists.
GAM - Civic Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art
The modernist building of the GAM will host, on the ground floor and in the exhibition hall on floor -1, an exhibition of surprising visual polyphony with over one hundred works from the galleries of the Main Section and Dialogue / Monologue sections of Artissima, selected by Ilaria Bonacossa.
From the Main Section come monumental works by great artists, true pioneers, combined with irreverent experiments by international talents: small and unexpected creative signs, sculptures, large installations, paintings and photographs will provide a varied cross-section of the research of artists from all over the world . The galleries of the Dialogue / Monologue section will instead present more intimate works, but equally capable of activating resonances and stimulating reflections.