Deposito d’Arte Italiana Presente 

The Deposito d’arte italiana presente includes works by 128 Italian artists dating from 1994 – the year of the founding of Artissima – to the present, in a temporary warehouse. The project is based on a survey of the history of Artissima, re-examined like a huge archive for a retrospective study – from an unprecedented vantage point – of the Italian art system and its market.

Artissima 2017, firmly rooted in the local territory, looks back to the history of Torino and its experimental identity, evoking an outstanding exhibition from the past, evoking an outstanding experimental exhibition format: the Deposito d’Arte Presente (1967–68). Organised by the young gallerist Gian Enzo Sperone and the artists with whom he worked, such as Piero Gilardi, Michelangelo Pistoletto and Gilberto Zorio, thanks to the support of a group of collectors, including Marcello Levi, the Deposito d’Arte Presente was a short-lived but radical experiment that transformed an industrial space into a centre of production, display and exchange of the works of a series of artists who were later to become leading figures of Arte Povera.

Just as the Deposito d’Arte Presente, with its many layers of potential, concentrated all the players of the art world in a single place, so the Deposito d’arte italiana presente creates – inside the fair, and with the same figures – a temporary space of exhibition and research.

In the mutable confusion typical of a warehouse, the works narrate the connections, references and revolutions of the last 20 years of Italian art, emphasising its great variety, while highlighting the legacy of ideas and formal solutions, which all too often have remained in a state of pure potential. This project – with all its intrinsic contradictions – sets out to stimulate a debate on the last two decades of Italian artistic production.

Fifty years after the birth and theorising of Arte Povera, the Deposito d’arte presente stands out as a model to commemorate that date, underscoring the lively experimental spirit, the taste for research and innovation, and the international aspirations of the city of Torino at the time. The Deposito d’arte italiana presente creates, inside the fair, a living, eccentric space that does not attempt to produce a theoretical narrative, but offers a snapshot that turns Artissima – an international and experimental fair – into a permanent observatory for the research and promotion of the Italian art scene.

 

With the support of Camera di commercio di Torino
Partner: Metalsistem Piemonte
Media Partner: Flash Art

 


 

The Deposito will contain works by over 130 artists from 1994 to the present:

ARTISTS:
Mario Airò; Alek O.; Alis/Filliol; Yuri Ancarani; Giorgio Andreotta Calò; Meris Angioletti; Salvatore Arancio; Francesco Arena; Stefano Arienti; Micol Assaël; Rosa Barba; Francesco Barocco; Massimo Bartolini; Riccardo Baruzzi; Vanessa Beecroft; Elisabetta Benassi; Riccardo Beretta; Simone Berti; Luca Bertolo; Bianco e Valente; Rossella Biscotti; Monica Bonvicini; Botto&Bruno; Thomas Braida; Fatma Bucak; Chiara Camoni; Gianni Caravaggio; Ludovica Carbotta; Caretto/Spagna; Monica Carocci; Beatrice Catanzaro; Maurizio Cattelan; Loris Cecchini; Giulia Cenci; Manuele Cerutti; Paolo Chiasera; Gabriella Ciancimino; Danilo Correale; Roberto Cuoghi; Gaetano Cunsolo; Nicolò Degiorgis; Tomaso De Luca; Gianluca e Massimiliano De Serio; Paola Di Bello; Rä Di Martino; Patrizio Di Massimo; Sara Enrico; Bruna Esposito; Lara Favaretto; Flavio Favelli; Francesca Ferreri; Anna Franceschini; Luca Francesconi; Eva Frapiccini; Linda Fregni Nagler; Chiara Fumai; Giuseppe Gabellone; Stefania Galegati; Francesco Gennari; Francesca Grilli; Goldschmied&chiari; Piero Golia; Massimo Grimaldi; Adelita Husni-Bey; Invernomuto; Hilario Isola; Pesce Khete; Andrea Kvas; Luisa Lambri; Renato Leotta; Deborah Ligorio; Armin Linke; Claudia Losi; Marcello Maloberti; Domenico Mangano; Margherita Manzelli; Beatrice Marchi; Diego Marcon; Eva Marisaldi; Amedeo Martegani; Masbedo; Elena Mazzi; Sabrina Mezzaqui; Marzia Migliora; Ottonella Mocellin; Simone Monsi; Liliana Moro; Ornaghi&Prestinari; Luca Pancrazzi; Seb Patane; Nicola Pellegrini; Nicola Pecoraro; Pennacchio Argentato; Perino&Vele; Diego Perrone; Alessandro Pessoli; Giulia Piscitelli; Paola Pivi; Riccardo Previdi; Laura Pugno; Pierluigi Pusole; Pietro Roccasalva; Andrea Romano; Alice Ronchi; Sara Rossi; Matteo Rubbi; Andrea Sala; Alessandro Sciaraffa; Lorenzo Scotto di Luzio; Marinella Senatore; Elisa Sighicelli; Caterina Silva; Alessandra Spranzi; Giulio Squillacciotti; Alberto Tadiello; Alessandra Tesi; Grazia Toderi; Santo Tolone; Gian Maria Tosatti; Luca Trevisani; Patrick Tuttofuoco; Nico Vascellari; Vedovamazzei; Cosimo Veneziano; Francesco Vezzoli; Cesare Viel; Luca Vitone; Italo Zuffi.

 

INSTITUTIONS AND COLLECTIONS:
Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti di Torino; Associazione Barriera, Torino; CAMERA – Centro Italiano per la Fotografia, Torino; Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli-Torino; Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella; Collezione LA GAIA, Busca, Cuneo; Collezione Renato Alpegiani; Cripta747, Torino; Fondazione 107, Torino; Fondazione Merz, Torino; Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino; Fondazione Sardi per l’Arte, Torino; Fondazione Spinola Banna per l’Arte, Poirino; FRAC – Fondo Regionale Arte Contemporanea, Regione Piemonte; GAM – Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Torino; MEF – Museo Ettore Fico, Torino; OGR – Officine Grandi Riparazioni, Torino; PAV – Parco Arte Vivente, Torino; Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli, Torino; Progetto Diogene, Torino; Resò. International Network for art residencies and educational programs.

 

GALLERIES:
Acappella, Napoli; Alfonso Artiaco, Napoli; Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlino; Bravermann Gallery, Tel Aviv; Antonio Colombo, Milano; Continua, San Giminiano, Beijing, Les Moulins, Havana; Raffaella Cortese, Milano; Guido Costa Projects, Torino; Riccardo Crespi, Milano; Monica De Cardenas, Milano; Umberto Di Marino, Napoli; Ermes-Ermes, Vienna; Renata Fabbri, Milano; Fonti, Napoli; Laveronica, Modica; Magazzino, Roma; Norma Mangione, Torino; Francesca Minini, Milano; Monitor, Roma, Lisbona; Franco Noero, Torino; P420, Bologna; Francesco Pantaleone, Palermo, Milano; Alberto Peola, Torino; Giorgio Persano, Torino; Pinksummer, Genova; Placentia Arte, Piacenza; prometeogallery di Ida Pisani, Milano, Lucca; Federica Schiavo, Milano, Roma; SpazioA, Pistoia; T293, Roma; Tucci Russo, Torre Pellice; Vistamare, Pescara; Zero…, Milano

Artissima organises a large-scale thematic exhibition at the Oval pavilion that celebrates the great public collections of Torino and its region. For the first time in 2016, the show combines both art works from major museums and foundations and loans from important private collections. The result is a unique exhibition titled In Mostra, in which Piemonte’s commitment to collecting at the highest international level is displayed. Curated this year by Simone Menegoi, the project, entitled ‘corpo.gesto.postura’ (‘body.gesture.posture.’), focuses on the human figure and the exploration of the body in art. The selection includes sculptures and videos, paintings and photographs, performances and drawings from the nineteenth century to the present. Some works evoke a dialogue between statues and living bodies, while others relate the artistic representation and evocation of the body.

 

 

 

 

 

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