Arte Fiera has been reaffirming its role as an opinion leader within markets for years and 2015, like previous years, will see a host of meetings and debates. A Conversations programme of immense value, tailored especially to Collectors, will start on 23 January in the Gallery Hall 25-26, where professionals in the sector of international standing will discuss the new frontiers of private collecting, the new patronage and the layout of the modern market. The speakers will include some of the most important names in finance, journalism, trusteeship and obviously collecting. Nine unmissable dates, which will make a clear contribution to setting the scene for the new year in the art markets of Italy and beyond.



12.30p.m.The Committee for Contemporary Arts Foundations: a new presence on the Italian art scene
Meeting with Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin) and Nadia Brodbeck (Fondazione Brodbeck, Catania), with an introduction by Marino Golinelli. Moderator: Giorgio Verzotti.

2.30p.m. Art Advisory in Private Banking: opportunities and risks of investing in art
Conversation with Giuseppina Delfino, marketing Intesa Sanpaolo Private Banking, Alberto Fiz, art advisor - Intesa Sanpaolo Private Banking, Maria Cristina Ragazzoni, Wealth Services responsible - Banca Aletti and Domenico Filipponi, Art Advisory services responsible - UniCredit Private Banking. Moderator: Marilena Pirrelli, editor of ArtEconomy 24 - Il Sole 24Ore

4.00p.m. Art Collector Conversation. How to create a private museum
Conversation with Ramin Salsali (Salsali Museum, Dubai). Chaired by Arsalan Mohammad, director of Harper’s Bazaar Arabia

5.30p.m. Cultural patronage and ways of collecting
Conversation with Renate Wiehager, curator of the Daimler corporate Art Collection, and Urs Stahel, curator of MAST Gallery, Bologna. Chaired by Riccarda Mandrini, contributor to ArtEconomy 24 – Plus, Il Sole 24 Ore and Lea Mattarella, curator and art historian



12.30p.m. Celebrating Alberto Burri
Conversation with Bruno Corà and Chiara Sarteanesi della Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini – Collezione Burri. Moderators: Claudio Spadoni and Giorgio Verzotti

2.00p.m. Portfolio art and art advisory
Conversation with Todd Levin, founder of the Levin Art Group, chaired by Riccarda Mandrini, contributor to ArtEconomy 24 – Plus, Il Sole 24 Ore

3.30p.m. Modern and Contemporary Art in the decisions of Foundations and Corporate Collections
Conversation between Mohamed Rachdi, curator of the corporate collection of Société Générale, Morocco, and Elsa Despiney, director of the collection of the Kamel Lazaar Foundation, Tunisia. Chaired by Riccarda Mandrini, contributor to ArtEconomy 24 – Plus, Il Sole 24 Ore

5.00p.m. Modernization and democratization: geographies compared. The Middle East
A conversation among Vahap Av┼čar (Turkey), Bisan Abu-Eisheh (Palestine) and Hany Rashed (Egypt) and curator Marco Scotini. Artists features their works in the exhibition Too Early, Too Late. Middle East and Modernity, devoted to the Middle East art world that investigates the relationship between the Middle East and modernity. Moderator: Andris Brinkmanis.



12p.m. Mike Leigh presents "Turner"
Film Director Mike Leigh presents his movie “Turner”. After the great success at Cannes Film Festival 2014, the movie will probably feature among the 2015 Oscar favourites

3.30p.m. Uncommon Grounds: artistic practices in the Middle East
Meeting with Anthony Downey (editor-in-chief, Ibraaz. Contemporary Visual Culture in North Africa and the Middle East), Sara Raza (independent curator, editor for ArtAsiaPacific Magazine) and curator Marco Scotini. Moderator: Andris Brinkmanis.