Artissima, Turin / Italy

July 24, 2014

7–9 November 2014

Preview and opening: 6 November

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Artissima is pleased to announce its new prizes and its exceptional juries of leading museum directors and curators.
Prix K-Way Per4m (new)

Agustin Pérez Rubio, Artistic Director, Malba – Fundación Costantin, Buenos Aires
Stephanie Rosenthal, Chief Curator, Hayward Gallery, London

Per4m is the new and innovative section of Artissima devoted to performance: the first of its kind on the international art fair scene in terms of both its presentation and its approach to performance art. It is curated by Tobi Maier, Simone Menegoi and Natalia Sielewicz.

From its first edition Per4m will introduce a significant prize, the Prix Per4m K-Way, to be granted to the work deemed most relevant. The 10,000 EUR prize proves the special commitment of the partner K-Way in this form of experimentation as well as the importance of this new section for Artissima.

Sardi per l’Arte Back to the Future Prize (new)

Daniel Baumann, indepdendent curator and Director, Adolf Wölfli Foundation, Museum of Fine Arts, Bern
Dirk Snauwaert, Director, WIELS Contemporary Art Center, Brussels
Francesco Stocchi, Curator of Contemporary Art, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam

The new 5,000 EUR Sardi per l’Arte Back to the Future Prize, sponsored by Fondazione Sardi per l’Arte, is aimed at promoting one the most experimental sections of Artissima devoted to museum-quality solo shows by artists active in the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s. The section is selected by João Fernandes, Douglas Fogle, Beatrix Ruf, Jochen Volz and coordinated by Eva Fabbris.

The prize will be awarded to the gallery featuring the most remarkable project in the section, in terms both of historical relevance of the artist and booth presentation.
illy Present Future Prize

Lorenzo Benedetti, Director and Curator, de Appel arts center, Amsterdam
Gianni Jetzer, curator and art critic, New York
Koyo Kouoh, Artistic Director, RAW Material Company, Dakar
Beatrice Merz, Director, Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli-Torino

The 14th edition of the illy Present Future Prize will be awarded by illycaffè to the artist with the most interesting solo show in the Present Future section, for years now a successful launch pad for talented young artists. The section is curated by Luigi Fassi, Catalina Lozano, Piper Marshall, Jamie Stevens and Xiaoyu Weng. Since 2012, the 10,000 EUR award consists in the production of an exhibition project by the winning artist in the prestigious setting of the Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art. The shows of the two winning artists of the past edition—Caroline Achaintre and Fatma Bucak—will inaugurate at the museum during Artissima 2014.
Guido Carbone New Entries Prize

Adam Budak
, Curator for Contemporary Art, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington
Stefan Kalmár, Executive Director and Curator, Artists Space, New York
Bettina Steinbrügge, Director, Kunstverein, Hamburg
Laura Viale, artist, in representation of the Guido Carbone family, Brussels

Introduced by Artissima in 2006, this 5,000 EUR prize is devoted to young galleries active for less than five years and taking part in the New Entries section for the first time. The prize will be awarded to the gallery deemed most noteworthy in the promotion of emerging artists and featuring the most experimental project and booth display.
Ettore Fico Prize

Renato Alpegiani, collector, Turin
Chiara Bertola, Curator of Contemporary Art, Fondazione Querini Stampalia ONLUS, Venice
Andrea Busto, Director, MEF – Museo Ettore Fico, Turin
Letizia Ragaglia, Director, Museion – Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bolzano
Andrea Viliani, Director, Madre – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Donnaregina, Naples

Set up in 2009 by Fondazione Ettore Fico to promote and support the work of young artists, this 15,000 EUR prize is aimed at funding a project by the winning artist, from an exhibition to an editorial production. The Fondazione will also continue its important programme of acquisitions at Artissima to expand the permanent collection of the new Ettore Fico Museum in Torino.

More than 40 international curators involved at Artissima 2014
This year Artissima will also feature a new amazing programme of Walkie Talkies, itinerant conversations between curators among the fair booths. We will be back with the complete curators’ list in September!

Artissima, a brand name by Regione Piemonte, Provincia di Torino and Città di Torino, is promoted by Fondazione Torino Musei. With the support of the three brand-owning authorities, together with Compagnia di San Paolo, Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT, and Camera di commercio di Torino.

Main partner: UniCredit
Partners: illycaffè, K-way
In-kind sponsors: CarloAngela, Sagat
Media partner: La Stampa
Official carrier: Gondrand