Three Decades and Counting: Artissima 2023

Canvas Magazine

In its upcoming edition, Artissima will celebrate its 30th birthday with the flair and rigour that audiences have come to expect from one of Europe’s most stylish art fairs.


In the gilded history of Turin’s commitment to the arts, 30 years is but a blink. In art fair terms, however, three decades is a marathon worthy of celebration. Artissima – the only showcase in Italy dedicated to contemporary art – is celebrating just that, affirming its long-standing commitment to the presentation of innovative and intellectually rigorous works from both Italian and international galleries.
The fair does much more than simply show works to buyers; Artissima builds an art-focused community within Turin, while maintaining an ethos as a curatorial as much as commercial affair.
The 30th edition, running 3–5 November, will continue this tradition. Staged at Oval Lingotto, a vast exhibition hall originally built for the 2006 Winter Olympics, Artissima 2023 will have 181 participating galleries – including 68 monographic presentations – drawn from 33 countries and four continents. Almost 40 of those showing will be there for the first time, a sign of the fair’s focus on championing promising artists and new galleries.
As in previous years, a huge programme of supplementary exhibitions and collaborations with museums, foundations, businesses and venues across the city invites curious Torinese, as well as visiting collectors, to enjoy the occasion.
October 23, 2023
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