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In line with the relaunching of the 2023 edition, the Public Program for the next Arte Fiera offers new curators, new formats, and a wider look at the international scene. While waiting to announce the names and contents, here are a few previews:

Opus Novum #5

In 2023, Opus Novum, the commission of a new work by a mid-career Italian artist, a feature of Arte Fiera since 2019, will go to a well-known master, one of the most important Italian artists since the 1970s. The commission follows the ones assigned to Flavio Favelli (Hic et Nunc, 2019), Eva Marisaldi (Welcome, 2020), Stefano Arienti (Zig Zag, online project, and Ricchi e Poveri, installed in the public space, both 2021), and Liliana Moro (Rumore Bianco, 2022).


The performance program, which resumes a Bolognese story that began with the International Performance Weeks, is changing its name and format. While Oplà. PerformingActivities, the format that Silvia Fanti created and curated for three years, mapped the Italian scene and ingeniously infiltrated the spaces, rhythms, and ways to visit a fair, the 2023 program will be entrusted to a new curator who will expand her look at the international scene and propose a more direct approach linked to a specific time and place.

Book Talk

As in 2022, the program of Book Talks will focus exclusively on art books, offering some of the most interesting books published (or re-published) in Italy in the 12 months preceding the fair. The next edition’s program is entrusted to Guendalina Piselli, assistant to Arte Fiera’s Artistic Director and former co-director of Fruit Exhibition - Independent Art Book Fair (Bologna).

Led Wall Commission #1

Arte Fiera’s return to Halls 25 and 26, and therefore to its traditional Piazza Costituzione entrance, provides an entirely new space to present works: the impressive Led Wall, a 5x9 meter screen that greets visitors as they enter the Fair District. The videos conceived for this surface naturally have to be brief: flashes that match the speed of people entering the District. Come back to the Arte Fiera website to find out the name of the videomaker who will inaugurate the Led Wall!