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UniCredit is the Main Partner of Artissima 2019 in its 26th edition

UniCredit is the Main Partner of Artissima 2019 in its 26th edition
  • The Bank will offer Art Advisory and dedicated consultancy services to collectors and visitors
  • Artworks of  Adin, Deeb and Keita, three young refugee artists, will be exhibited in the UniCredit space at the Oval



UniCredit is the Main Partner of Artissima 2019, the International Contemporary Art Fair in Turin, this year in its 26th edition.


The ongoing partnership demonstrates UniCredit's commitment to supporting contemporary art through one of the most exciting annual art events not only in Italy, but also internationally. The fair always attracts a large number of art collectors as well as members of the wider public.


Thanks to the collaboration with Artissima, UniCredit will once again offer specialised Art Advisory services at the event, including legal and fiscal technical advice. UniCredit professionals will be available to all visitors to offer them advisory services in an increasingly personalised way, including complete and innovative asset management solutions.


From 1 to 3 November, the Bank's consultants will welcome the visitors in the UniCredit space on the ground floor of the Oval - Lingotto Fiere, to offer everyone the opportunity for ad hoc advice tailored to their specific needs.


This year, in the Oval, works commissioned and created exclusively for UniCredit by three young refugee artists: Majid Adin, Rasha Deeb and Mohamed Keita, will be exhibited. They are the same artists, already protagonists of the Rothko in Lampedusa project organised by the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) with UniCredit as Main Partner, which was presented last May in Venice during the 58th Art Biennale.

These works draw their inspiration from the UniCredit Tower, the Group headquarters and an iconic symbol of the Milan skyline, as well as from the bank's guiding principles such as innovation, inclusion and diversity.


Majid Adin, painter and video artist, living in London is inspired by Surrealism and Pop Art. For this occasion he will create "Mirroring", an artistic composition that links three elements: the human being, nature and modern civilisation, portraying them within the UniCredit Tower, as an integral part of the work.


Rasha Deeb, sculptress based in Stuttgart, will exhibit "Impact" - an abstract wooden composition inspired by three views of the tower:  the outer shape is taken from the softness, the curve, the carved squares of glass blocks; the impact felt from the tower in the city; and the internal composition of the tower and the people within it. All assembled on a single continuous surface, representing the final state of the spheres once they have fallen.


Mohamed Keita, photographer based in Rome, will present a series of shots titled "What Will Be Tomorrow": the UniCredit Tower portrayed from multiple observation points, giving importance to different details such as the steep climbs, steps, lines, spires and a sky which is reflected together with the people and the creators of this artifact.


This initiative shows UniCredit's support for contemporary art and culture as a driver of innovation and  sustainable social and economic development. The aim of the Group is to bring art closer to a broad and new audience thus promoting the well-being and cohesiveness of our communities.