The list of exhibitors of the 13th ArtVerona: 135 galleries, 14 new independent entities and 20 from the publishing sector

Increased faith in the project and acknowledgement of the headway made in the past years: this is the backbone of the 13th edition of ArtVerona, to be held from the 13th to the 16th of October 2017 at Veronafiere, and solidly based on a selection of 135 galleries, 30 of which at their debut in Verona. In addition to these are 14 new independent entities and 20 from the publishing sector. As of this year under the art direction of Adriana Polveroni and firmly hinged on its partnership with ANGAMC – Associazione Nazionale Gallerie d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea (Italian Association of Modern and Contemporary Art Galleries), the event, renowned for being the most vivacious and innovative of its kind in the sector, will be concentrating its work on the quality of the exhibits and on the care taken in the art proposals, ultimately aiming at enhancing the Italian art system. The hub of the edition will be Viaggio in Italia #backtoitaly, designed to focus the public’s attention on the Italian vocation of the event and the will to support the artists and the market that represents them in synergy with the entire art system. In the two pavilions, traditionally dedicated to Modern and to Contemporary art, respectively, there are five exhibition sections: Grand Tour and Scouting, the novelty of the year, Main Section, Raw Zone and i8-independent spaces. Grand Tour is the section that best illustrates the “Viaggio in Italia” (Journey to Italy) theme. The intent of this formula is to underscore the attraction Italy has always exercised on artists, to the point of being – what perhaps it...

Presentation of the 13th edition of ArtVerona | Art Project Fair

Journey to Italy #backtoitaly, art-enterprise networking, young artists and collectors are just some of the objectives of the new art director Adriana Polveroni.   Within the paces of h+, the coworking circuit in Milan, was presented ArtVerona | Art Project Fair at the helm of which, starting from the next edition, there is Adriana Polveroni. From the moderator to the space to the guests, everything spoke the language of contemporary art. This Fair is defining its peculiar identity ever more clearly; a “mechanism of cultural production” as Cristiano Seganfreddo describes it. ArtVerona 2017 is a growing fair consisting of 130 participating galleries, four exhibition sections –Main Section, Raw Zone, Scouting, i8 – independent spaces – and cultural research projects. Its growth is also the merit of Veronafiere’s investment, as it places this event in relation with Italy’s major fairs in other sectors, ranging from marble to wine, as described by Barbara Balsevich, a member of the Board of Directors of Veronafiere S.p.A., and by Elena Amadini, Deputy Sales Director of Fiera di Verona. “Journey to Italy” #backtoitaly is the leading theme of this edition aimed at highlighting the fascination Italy continues to generate amidst the new generations of artists who are much too often scarcely valorised by the international art system. Fundamental to this approach are the prizes that have the common purpose of promoting the art system, starting from Level 0 at its 5th edition in which the directors of the major contemporary art museums choose as many artists to exhibit in their museums. New prizes have been created, such as the Sustainable Art Prize, stemming from the cooperation with the ‘Ca’ Foscari’ University...

A Collectors’ Consortium for ArtVerona

Strong of its new art director Adriana Polveroni, ArtVerona continues on its course for giving substance to the art collection-enterprise binomial. Hence the establishment of the Consorzio Collezionisti delle Pianure (‘Collectors from the Plains’ Consortium), a group of 30 select collectors, all with different points of view and sets of eyes but all unanimously focused on the world of art. The Consortium is the evolutionary child of a project centered on the figure of the collector that the event has elected as pivot of its activities and programs, making it the active star player of the Italian art system: a precious and original tool for supporting ArtVerona in enhancing corporate investments in culture. The collectors of the Consortium, the name of which is inspired by the book “Narratori delle pianure”[1] by Gianni Celati (1985), come from a territory, the Po Valley, that has the vocation of being highly entrepreneurial in many sectors of Italy’s economy. ArtVerona will inaugurate the Consortium at the 51st edition of Vinitaly, Sunday 9 April, this being the ideal occasion for linking up with other important segments of Veronafiere and for launching into the creation of new audiences and of new collectionisms.  ArtVerona, in fact, within the Italian fairs scenario, is striving to underline its status as ‘expanded and tailored’ event capable of lasting in time and in space via targeted initiatives that see it involved throughout the year as a veritable driving force in the promotion of contemporary culture. This initiative has a solid background. Indeed, ArtVerona first engaged in its plan for bringing together art and enterprise with Open Source, the initiative that...

Adriana Polveroni is the new art director of ArtVerona

Adriana Polveroni is the new art director of ArtVerona | Art Project Fair, the modern and contemporary art fair that will hold its 13th edition from 13 to 16 October 2017. «We are very happy with the choice, also thanks to the work of the specifically nominated Board that examined over twenty candidates and that assisted us in finding the best solution for achieving our aims of development for ArtVerona | Art Project Fair» stated Maurizio Danese, President of Veronafiere S.p.a. «Among the tasks awaiting the immediate attention of the new director, who will hold office for three years – Danese continued – the most demanding is certainly the definition, together with the fair’s closest partners, of the cultural, artistic and organisational project of the next editions». ArtVerona and Adriana Polveroni started working together in 2014 when she was assigned ‘ArtVeronaTalk’, the talk show that, under her curatorship, focused the attention on the figure of the collector and on the best corporate practices acting as mouthpiece for the fortunate match between art and enterprise, two assets in which ArtVerona intends to continue investing. «I see this nomination as a new professional challenge – commented the newly appointed director Adriana Polveroni. I am aware that I am inheriting a fair that has grown considerably in recent years, also thanks to the invaluable work of my predecessor, Andrea Bruciati, and that can further define its profile as an irremissible event capable of sketching a new scenario for collectionism. ArtVerona moves within a virtuous territory populated by high quality entrepreneurs that can become the template for a new relationship between culture and...