From 11 to 13 October, ArtVerona returns, the event dedicated to modern and contemporary art at its 15th edition, the third directed by Adriana Polveroni, with the participation of 150 galleries. So a growing fair in every respect.
In addition to the Main Section, dedicated to the most consolidated artists, the fair also pays attention to young people and more experimental realities. Numerous prizes, with two novelties: the MZ Construction Prize, created on the initiative of two entrepreneurs and collectors from Campania, and the Casarini Prize created by the DueTorriHotels Group and aimed at painting under 35.
All other awards are confirmed: Level 0, to which adhere the directors of some of the major Italian museums, supported by AGSM, the Icon Award, the WiDiba Award in collaboration with Banca Widiba, the Under 35 Photography Award, Display, Sustainable Art Prize promoted by the Ca ‘Foscari University of Venice, the second edition of the Veronafiere fund A Disposizione and recognition for the Independent Spaces, in the tenth anniversary of the project, supported by AMIA. The exhibition continues with Free Stage, the section dedicated to the artists who are not yet represented by a gallery, this year with eight promising young people invited by Alberto Garutti and with the fourteen project spaces selected for the section dedicated to Independent Spaces, curated by Cristiano Seganfreddo.
Research is a fundamental stimulus for the market, for galleries and collectors, but also for the world of Italian museums that with their directors participate in the Level 0 format and undertake to identify one of the artists at the fair to carry out a project in the course of the following year. Arturo Galansino joins for the first time Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, Daniele Pitteri for Fondazione Modena Arti Visive and Andrea Busto for MEF in Turin. Focus is on the relationship with collectors, to whom opportunities for meetings are also dedicated during the year, starting from the North East, and the company, with new collaborations. Among these, the one with Sineglossa, winner in partnership with Art Verona of the Culture Call of the Cariverona Foundation.
To celebrate its fifteenth anniversary ArtVerona opens to the public the adjacent Mercatali Galleries: the 6,400 square meters of this fascinating industrial archeology building are transformed for three days into “Loony Park”, a large environmental installation by the artist Norma Jeane, created by Contemporary Locus and curated by Paola Tognon. Not just a party, but an artistic experience that evolves from day to night, to enter into the mechanisms of entertainment: an interactive work that embraces visual arts and performance. Juliet art magazine will be present in the space dedicated to art publishing. Finally, we report some of the galleries that have joined this edition of ArtVerona: Enrico Astuni (Bologna); Alessandro Bagnai (Foiano della Chiana); Dep Art Gallery (Milano); Federico Luger (Milano); MLZ Art Dep (Trieste); Studio Raffaelli (Trento); Santo Ficara (Firenze); Studio G7 (Bologna); Michela Rizzo (Venezia); White Noise (Roma).
ArtVerona 2019 Pad 11 e 12 of Veronafiere
invitation only preview: Friday 11 October 11.00 – 14.00 opening for the public: 14.00 – 19.00
opening hours: Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 October 11.00 – 19.00 045 8298204 firstname.lastname@example.org
Norma Jeane “The Straight Story”, cabine individuali per fumatori, Frieze Projects, Frieze Art Fair, Londra 2008. Ph Linda Nylind, courtesy the artist and ArtVerona
Bianca Baldi “Classic Scent” 2018, silver gelatin print mounted on Alu-dibond, wooden contruction, 120 x 100 cm, detail. Ph courtesy Flip Project Space, Napoli (sezione Art Verona dedicata agli Spazi Indipendenti)
Norma Jeane “Loony Park”, ph Mario Albergati, courtesy Art Verona 2019 (spazio delle Gallerie Mercatali)