Arte Fiera will be held in Bologna from 24 to 26 January 2020 (press preview and inauguration on Thursday 23 January) in Halls 18 and 15 of the Bologna Fair District, accessible by car from the North Entrance (Ingresso Nord) and with a shuttle service from the Piazza Costituzione entrance.
This year’s edition – the second directed by Simone Menegoi, with Gloria Bartoli as vice director – has many new features. There will be 155 Italian and foreign galleries: 108 in the Main Section and 47 in the three curated and invitation-only sections, Photography and moving images (20 gal- leries) plus the debuts of Focus (8 galleries) and Pittura XXI (19 galleries), for a total of 345 artists at the fair.
Focus is one of the main new features of Arte Fiera 2020: a section devoted to art from 1900 to 1950 and to post-war masters, with a different curator each year. Intentionally small, it is an in-depth study of a specific aspect of 20th century art. This first edition is curated by Laura Cherubini, an esteemed art critic and historian who has chosen to concentrate on renewal and innovations in Italian painting from the late 1950s to the late 1970s.
Galleries: A arte Invernizzi (artist: Mario Nigro), Cortesi Gallery (Giuseppe Santomaso), Galleria dello Scudo (Gastone Novelli), Michela Rizzo (Fabio Mauri, Saverio Rampin), Mazzoleni (Lucio Fontana, Gianfranco Zappettini), Richard Saltoun (Bice Lazzari), Ronchini (Franco Angeli), Torna- buoni Arte (Piero Dorazio).
Pittura XXI, curated by Davide Ferri, is the first section of any fair (Italian or foreign) devoted entirely to contemporary art, and offers a panorama of paintings by emerging and mid-career artists from Italy and abroad. This proposal is both daring and timely, presented at a moment in which painting has made a vigorous return to the art scene.
Galleries: 1/9unosunove (artists: Simon Callery, Jonathan Vandyke), A+B Gallery (Markus Saile), Arcade (John Finneran), Bernhard Knaus Fine Art (Giacomo Santiago Rogado, Karim Noureldin), Boccanera (Nebojša Despotović, Andrea Fontanari), CAR DRDE (Damien Meade), Cardelli & Fon- tana (Mirko Baricchi, Beatrice Meoni), Eduardo Secci Contemporary (Chris Hood, Pierre Knop), Ex Elettrofonica (Federico Pietrella, Pesce Khete), Francesca Antonini (Guglielmo Castelli), Galleria FuoriCampo (Eugenia Vanni, Michele Tocca), Luca Tommasi (Mark Francis, Phillip Allen), Monica De Cardenas (Gianluca Di Pasquale, Ivan Seal), Monitor (Peter Linde Busk, Matteo Fato), Norma Mangione Gallery (Michael Bauer), P420 (Adelaide Cioni), Pinksummer (Jorge Queiroz), RIBOT (Jonathan Lux), The Gallery Apart (Corinna Gosmaro, Alessandro Scarabello).
Now in its second edition, Photography and moving images, entrusted once again to the Fantom curatorial platform (Selva Barni, Ilaria Speri, Massimo Torrigiani, and Francesco Zanot), is a show- case of some of the most recent studies in photography and video as well as of some essential refer- ence points from the past.
Galleries: aA29 Project Room (artists: Kyle Thompson, Tiziana Pers), Dep Art Gallery (Tony Ours- ler), Galleria Marcolini (Aneta Bartos, Christian Thompson), Michela Rizzo (Antoni Muntadas, Kate- rina Šedá, Francesco Jodice), Galleria Poggiali (Goldschmied & Chiari), Gallleriapiù (Matteo Cre- monesi), Marcorossi (Rune Guneriussen), Martini & Ronchetti (Lisetta Carmi), MC2 Gallery (Lam- berto Teotino, Justine Tjallinks, Paolo Ciregia), Metronom (Christto & Andrew), MLZ Art Dep (The Cool Couple, Discipula, Källstrӧm+Fäldt), Otto Zoo (Paul Kooiker), Pinksummer (Luca Trevisani), Podbielski Contemporary (Giulio Di Sturco, Massimiliano Gatti, Yuval Yairi), Shazar (Giacomo Montanaro), Spazio Nuovo (Marco Maria Zanin, Edouard Taufenbach), Traffic Gallery (Mattia Zop- pellaro), Umberto Di Marino (Francesco Jodice, Pedro Neves Marques, Sergio Vega), Viasaterna (Alessandro Calabrese), z2o Sara Zanin (Mariella Bettineschi, Silvia Camporesi, Ekaterina Pani- kanova).
Photography and moving images is supported by Mercedes-Benz, automotive partner of the fair with Stefauto.
The Main Section repeats the innovative model launched last year, characterised by the quality and artistic consistency of the stands and endorsed by gallery owners and collectors. Therefore, this year as well, galleries have been requested to present a limited number of artists: a maximum of 3 for me- dium-size stands and a maximum of 6 for larger ones. The only exception – one of the new features for the 2020 edition – is that the limit of 6 artists may be exceeded in case of a curatorial project de- voted to a 20th century group, movement, or artistic trend.
In addition, as in the 2019 edition, a large percentage of galleries will present a single artist, as re- quested by the Fair. This strong presence of single-artist stands, with in-depth presentations of Italian or foreign works (by both young artists and celebrated masters), is one of the key elements of Simo- ne Menegoi’s direction.
This year, several important galleries will return as exhibitors, including Giorgio Persano (Turin), Galleria Fonti (Naples), Galleria d’Arte Maggiore g.a.m. (Bologna), FPAC – Francesco Pantaleo- ne (Palermo) in the Main Section, and A arte Invernizzi (Milan), Ex Elettrofonica (Rome), Otto Zoo (Milan), The Gallery Apart (Rome), and 1/9unosunove (Rome) in the curatorial sections.
The galleries participating in the Fair will compete for special awards offered by the Fair’s partners with the support of juries composed of curators, museum directors, collectors and professionals in the field. The awards for the 2020 edition – A Col- lection Award, Rotary Award, and ￼ – will be assigned on Friday 24 January in the Talks area.
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Main Section; Photography and Moving Images
Bologna Exhibition Center
24 - 26 January 2020
PREVIEW BY INVITATION ONLY
Thursday, 23 January
Viale della Fiera, 20
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