Arte Fiera 2022, the third physical edition under the artistic direction of Simone Menegoi (the 2021 edition was replaced by the online cultural project Playlist), presents the strong points of the two previous editions, with emphasis on the quality of exhibited artworks.

Simone Menegoi affirms that “After responsibly and transparently managing the effects of the crisis caused by the pandemic, Arte Fiera is back with its head held high, with a selection of galleries maintaining the highest quality standards enriched by some interesting new entries, renewed stands, and a more logical and efficient path to guide visitors.”

The fair’s structure will be reinforced in the upcoming edition, with three invitation-only curated sections that accompany the Main Section to emphasise the key elements of the fair’s identity: modern art and post-war masters (Focus), 21st-century art (Pittura XXI), and photography and video (Photography and moving images).

The selection of galleries will be combined with an approach that gives space to personal poetics, and exhibitors will be explicitly requested to present a limited number of artists. As in the past, monographic exhibits (of both post-war masters and contemporary artists) will be encouraged. In 2022, these monographic stands – 35 in all, about a fourth of the total – will once again be a significant presence.

As for its primary objectives, Arte Fiera, the longest-living Italian art fair (begun in 1974) remains true to its calling: to be the key art fair for Italian galleries and for 20th- and 21st-century Italian art.

As in 2020, the fair will be held in Halls 15 (contemporary art) and 18 (20th-century art), but with a new entrance so that visitors may choose which Hall to see first.

There will also be more elegant and orderly stands, the result of BolognaFiere’s decision to invest in the exhibition, enhancing its quality without any expense to participating galleries.

See you in Bologna.


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