This year's Artissima 2007, to be held from 9 to 11 November at theLingotto of Torino, has been updated to take on an inter-disciplinary role, promoted also thanks to the support of the UniCredit Group has been a partner of this fair, the most international art fair in Italy, focussing on contemporary art by young artists, Italy, for five years now.
Under new management, assigned to the young Andrea Bellini, the fair's updated mission is to act as a container for new art, and a catalyst of major collectors and international media, in order to bring Turin, which has been at the centre of contemporary thinking for years, into the limelight.
Among the new events of this fourteenth year, the initiatives supported by the UniCredit Group make Artissima a "permanent" and travelling laboratory, with additional events highlighting the relationship of contemporary art with the various artistic disciplines (cinema, comics...).
The first initiative Artissima All-Over is a series of conferences that lead the Fair and UniCredit on a tour around Italy during the first week of October, to promote the big names in international art criticism, including Marc-Olivier Wahler, director of the Palais de Tokyo (leading contemporary art institution in the French capital), to young artists of the Academies of Turin, Naples, Palermo and Syracuse.
The second is Radio Sick, periodic Artissima newsletter that UniCredit supports and distributes throughout the world during the artistic events in its calendar, which can be accessed from the Lingotto Fiera website.
It is a collaboration that highlights the strong link of the Group with the city of Turin - where the headquarters of UniCredit Private Banking are located - and which strengthens the Group's international dimension, which is focused on the European market, on the cross-pollination of cultural activities and on the new artistic languages, starting from a city that is at the crossroads of the new artistic-cultural revolution.
As a partner for many years, UniCredit took the opportunity of Artissima to begin its purchasing campaign for the new collection dedicated to art by young artists, starting from Italian artists, through the cultural project UniCredit & Art.
In 2007, the research committee chaired by Walter Guadagnini will once again pay great attention to the younger generations, favoured by the format of the Fair, which is specifically focused on this sector of art.
For more information visit www.artissima.it