After the decision to postpone the traditional end of January date, Arte Fiera 2022 edition reopens its doors from 13 to 15 May.
Third physical edition under the artistic direction of Simone Menegoi – that of 2021 has been replaced by the Playlist digital cultural project – this year the event proposes the strengths of the formula developed in the two previous editions, aiming decisively at exhibition quality.
The longest-running Italian art fair, founded in 1974, remains faithful to its vocation: to be the reference event for Italian galleries and, more generally, for Italian art of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
A new layout of the stands
The backbone of Arte Fiera 2022 edition is consolidated in this edition with three curated and by invitation sections that flank the Main Section to explore as many important areas for the identity of the fair. That is: historicized modern and post-war art (Focus), the painting of the new millennium (Painting XXI), photography and video (Photography and moving images).
Added to this is a targeted and reasoned selection of galleries with an approach that aims to give space to individual poetics, and the explicit invitation to exhibitors to present a limited number of artists.
As in the past, monographic proposals were also encouraged, both for historicized artists and for the latest generations.
As in 2020, Arte Fiera 2022 edition will also take place in pavilions 15 and 18, dedicated respectively to contemporary art and 20th century art. On the other hand, the access path is different, allowing you to freely choose which pavilion to visit first.
The stand set-up is also new, more elegant and refined, which outlines BolognaFiere’s choice to invest in the event to increase its quality, without passing the cost on the galleries. Mercedes-Benz Stefauto is the automotive partner of Arte Fiera.
Liliana Moro is the artist of the 45th edition
Arte Fiera 2022 edition proposes an articulated schedule of transversal contents, with some of the most interesting names of the contemporary Italian artistic scenario.
The offer of the public program ranges between expressive genres and offers professionals and the public an insight into the state of the art in Italy.
Starting in 2019, when Simone Menegoi’s mandate as artistic director began, the event commissioned an unedited, large-scale work from an established Italian artist for each edition, to be presented to the public in the fair itself.
After Flavio Favelli, Eva Marisaldi and Stefano Arienti, for this edition the choice fell on Liliana Moro, one of the most original artists to emerge in our country since the end of the Eighties. Moro has chosen an unusual material, but to which he has been using regularly since the nineties, the sound. Hence a sort of large sound sculpture, which visitors will experience on their way to and from the pavilions.