This week all eyes of the art world are in Turin – a city in northern Italy where Artissima art fair is back for the 23rd time. Read our subjective guide to what’s worth seeing.
Artissima: Madragoa from Portugal, Section: Present Future (PF05). Solo project by Joanna Piotrowska
Madragoa is a Portuguese art gallery which will represent a solo project by the photographer Joanna Piotrowska in the section Present Future. In October, the gallery exhibited her work at Frieze London. So, we clearly see the consistency of promoting work of this talented artist – a graduate of Royal Academy of Art in London. Her black and white photography of uncanny home-like situations grabbed our attention:
Artissima: Kasia Michalski from Warsaw, Section: New Entries (13 emerging galleries participating at Artissima for the first time)
We’re looking forward to Kasia Michalski Gallery debut in Turin. We can expect to see some new work by two young artists, Rafał Dominik and Alicja Bielawska. Dominik is a promising young talent, and we’ve recently featured his work in our Portfolio section.
Artissima: Gregor Podnar with Marzena Nowak
With an emphasis on the heritage of conceptual movements, the gallery has developed step by step towards a broader context, with artists like Primož Bizjak, Irma Blank, Vadim Fishkin, Marcius Galan, Alexander Gutke, Anne Neukamp, Marzena Nowak, Tobias Putrih, Ariel Schlesinger, Francisco Tropa and B. Wurtz. This time during Artissima they will be presenting, among others, works by Marzena Nowak (you can find an interview with the artist in our previous issue of the Contemporary Lynx Magazine 2(6)2016.
Artissima: ZAK Branicka from Berlin
A well-established art gallery from Berlin will show works by three artists: Paweł Książek, Agnieszka Polska and Diogo Pimentao. We’re particularly looking forward to seeing the presentation of works by Agnieszka Polska – recent winner of the prestigious award: Preis der Nationalgalerie.
Artissima: Profile Foundation from Warsaw with Jarosław Kozłowski, Józef Robakowski and Krzysztof Wodiczko
Established in 2008 by Bożena Czubak, the Foundation is coming back to Turin with artists Jarosław Kozłowski, Józef Robakowski and Krzysztof Wodiczko. Their programme will focus on the presentation of the avant-garde tradition from the 60s and 70s.
Artissima: Contemporary Lynx Magazine 2 (8) 2017, Stand M, Magazine Section
Come over and say hello – Contemporary Lynx team will have a stand in the press section. You can browse our latest as well as archival issues of the magazine. We will be selling subscriptions and the magazines for a special price.
The main topic of this issue is Nomadism and Migrations: Nomadism for us is an inherent part of the creative process and an inevitable element of making a magazine on art happening on a local and global scale. With that in mind, the main topic of this issue — nomadism and migrations — came about quite naturally – say editors-in-chief – Sylwia Krasoń and Dobromiła Błaszczyk.
Artissima: BWA Warszawa from Warsaw
The gallery will be showing work by Witek Orski and Jakub Wojnarowski.
The Other: L’étrangère from London with Joanna Rajkowska – Małgorzata Markiewicz
Artissima is not the only art fair in town – The Others is the leading contemporary art fair in Italy dedicated to valorise the new creative energies. Characterised by an innovative format – use of non-conventional venues, evening opening hours, a programme of multidisciplinary events – is a unique exhibition platform: a fair and a curatorial project, a meeting point between the art market and cultural innovation.
For the second time, the l’étrangère gallery will take part in this fair. This time they will show works by Joanna Rajkowska and Małgorzata Markiewicz.
DAMA: Leto Gallery from Warsaw with Honza Zamojski
Dama is an independent project that presents a selection of international galleries inside a baroque palace in the centre of Turin. One of the galleries is Leto from Warsaw with a solo show by Honza Zamojski.
COLLATERAL EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS:
Curated by Ilaria Bonacossa and Vittoria Martini, Deposito d’Arte Italiana Presente is the new cultural exhibition at Artissima focusing on Italian art. The Deposito will host prestigious loans from Piedmont-based institutions and works from the galleries taking part in the fair, reflecting their outstanding contributions to the production of contemporary art history in our country.
Talks programmes PIPER. Learning at the discotheque coordinated by “the classroom” (a centre of art and education directed by Paola Nicolin).
The project develops from reflections on the Piper club in Torino, a discotheque designed by Pietro Derossi with Giorgio Ceretti and Riccardo Rosso, which became a popular venue from 1966 to 1969. Transforming the provincial atmosphere of a “dance hall” into a self-managed cultural centre, the Piper set a precedent on an international level for non-institutional spaces focusing on contemporary art – says Ilaria Bonacossa in an interview for Contemporary Lynx.
Group exhibition, Through the Looking Glass at Palazzo Capris in Turin
Within the historical surroundings of 17th-century Palazzo Capris, ARTUNER will present a group exhibition entitled ‘Through the Looking Glass’ featuring paintings by contemporary artists Manuele Cerutti, David Czupryn, Patrizio Di Massimo, Ana Elisa Egreja, and Katja Seib. The selected artists work predominantly with the medium of figurative painting and share some of the characteristics of Magic realism.
Organised and curated by entrepreneur, collector and curator Eugenio Re Rebaudengo, founder of ARTUNER (there are also two more Polish artists/collectives on ARTUNER – Slavs and Tatars and Agnieszka Kurant).
Other Art Fair, image from the website