ARTE FIERA: the 45th edition

26 Nov 2021

21-23 January 2022 
Preview: 20 January 2022 

Arte Fiera will reopen its doors from 21 to 23 January 2022, energised by a spirit of recommencement and by the eagerness to once again personally welcome professionals and the art-loving public. 

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 a high quality standard and 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. 

Gianpiero Calzolari, President of BolognaFiere, confirms that “Demonstrating a great sense of responsibility to galleries and to our public, we decided to cancel the Fair in 2021, without looking for alternative dates that might not have come to fruition. We also did this in order not to compromise our traditional late-January event, and fully reimbursed the fees that had been paid by exhibitors. With equal responsibility, and despite these uncertain times, BolognaFiere decided to make a significant investment in Arte Fiera, with new stands to further enhance the exhibition’s image and the galleries’ proposals. We are happy to welcome you once again here in Bologna in January 2022, at an Arte Fiera that will greet art lovers and professionals with quality artworks in an environment that will be even more delightful to visit and experience.” 

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139 galleries will participate in Arte Fiera 2022. The following is a brief summary of the contents of each section and their participants. 

The Main Section ranges from Modern and Post-War art (the Fair’s traditional strong points) to contemporary research, with significant emphasis on Italian art. It encourages monographic stands and curatorial proposals that focus on a 20th-century school, trend, or period. 

Participating galleries: A ARTE INVERNIZZI, Milan; ABC – ARTE, Genoa; AF GALLERY, Bologna; ANDREA INGENITO, Naples; ANTONELLA CATTANI, Bolzano; ART D2, Milan; ARTEMISIA FINE ART, Dogana (RSM); ARTESILVA, Seregno (MB); GALLERIA ACCADEMIA, Turin; GALLERIA ENRICO ASTUNI, Bologna; BIASUTTI & BIASUTTI, Turin; BOTTEGANTICA, Milan; GALLERIA GIOVANNI BONELLI, Milan, Pietrasanta (LU), Canneto sull’Oglio (MN); THOMAS BRAMBILLA, Bergamo; UMBERTO BENAPPI, Turin; C+N CANEPANERI, Milan, Genoa; CA’ DI FRA’, Milan; CARDELLI & FONTANA, Sarzana (SP); CELLAR CONTEMPORARY, Trento; CONTINI, Venice, Cortina d’Ampezzo (BL); COPETTI ANTIQUARI, Udine; CORTESI GALLERY, Lugano (CH), Milan; GALLERIA CLIVIO, Milan, Parma; GALLERIA D’ARTE CINQUANTASEI, Bologna; GIAN MARCO CASINI GALLERY, Livorno; GLAUCO CAVACIUTI, Milan; MAURIZIO CORRAINI, Mantua; STUDIO D’ARTE CAMPAIOLA, Rome; DE’ BONIS, Reggio Emilia; DE’ FOSCHERARI, Bologna; DENIARTE, Rome; DEP ART GALLERY, Milan; DI PAOLO ARTE, Bologna; UMBERTO DI MARINO, Naples; E3 ARTE CONTEMPORANEA, Brescia; EIDOS IMMAGINI CONTEMPORANEE, Asti; FABBRICA EOS, Milan; FERRARINARTE, Legnago (VR); FLORA BIGAI, Pietrasanta (LU); FORNI, Bologna; FRANCESCA ANTONINI, Rome; GALLERIA FONTI, Naples; GALLERIA ALESSANDRO BAGNAI, Foiano (AR); GALLERIA DELLO SCUDO, Verona; GALLERIA GABURRO, Verona, Milan; GALLERIA POGGIALI, Florence, Milan, Pietrasanta (LU); GALLERIA RUSSO, Rome; GALLERIA STUDIO G7, Bologna; GIRALDI, Livorno; GUASTALLA CENTRO ARTE, Livorno; IL CHIOSTRO ARTECONTEMPORANEA, Saronno (VA); IL PONTE, Florence; KROMYA ART GALLERY, Lugano (CH), Verona; ARTE CENTRO LATTUADA, Milan, New York (USA); L.U.P.O. – Lorenzelli Projects, Milan; LABS Contemporary Art, Bologna; L’ARIETE, Bologna; L’INCONTRO, Chiari (BS); LO MAGNO ARTECONTEMPORANEA, Modica (RG); GALLERIA D’ARTE MAGGIORE G.A.M.; Bologna, Milan, Paris (FR); M77, Milan; MAAB, Milan, Padua; MARCOROSSI ARTECONTEMPORANEA, Milan, Pietrasanta (LU), Turin, Verona; MAZZO-LENI, Turin, London (UK); MAZZOLI, Modena, Berlin (DE); ME VANNUCCI, Pistoia; MENHIR ARTE CONTEMPORANEA, Milan; MLB MARIA LIVIA BRUNELLI, Ferrara, Porto Cervo (SS); MONOPOLI PIETRO, Milan; PRIMO MARELLA, Milan, Lugano (CH); NICCOLI, Parma; NICOLA PEDANA ARTE CONTEMPORANEA, Caserta; OPEN ART, Prato; GIORGIO PERSANO, Turin; P420, Bologna; PACI CONTEMPORARY, Brescia, Porto Cervo (SS); POLESCHI ARTE, Milan; PROGETTOARTE ELM, Milan; PROMETEO GALLERY, Milan, Lucca; PROPOSTE D’ARTE, Legnano (MI); QUAM, Scicli (RG); RENATA FABBRI, Milan; REPETTO GALLERY, London (UK); RIBOT GALLERY, Milan; RICHARD SALTOUN, London (UK), Rome; ROCCATRE, Turin; ROSSOVERMIGLIOARTE, Padua; RUBIN, 

Milan; GALLERIA SIX, Milan; SANTO FICARA, Florence; SPIRALE MILAN, Milan; STUDIO D’ARTE RAFFAELLI, Trento; STUDIO SALES, Rome; STUDIO TRISORIO, Naples; GALLERIA TONELLI, Milan, Porto Cervo (SS); THE GALLERY APART, Rome; TORBANDENA, Trieste; TORNABUONI ARTE, Florence, Milan, Forte dei Marmi (LU), Crans (CH), Paris (FR); GALLERIA ANTONIO VEROLINO, Modena; GALLERIA VIGATO, Alessandria; PAOLA VERRENGIA, Salerno; VISTAMARE, Milan, Pescara. 

Focus, introduced in 2020, concentrates on modern art and post-war masters, with content that changes from year to year: the curator is free to choose the period, trend, and artistic school to be presented. The 2022 edition, curated by art critic and historian Marco Meneguzzo, will regard so-called “exact art” (which includes kinetic art, programmed art, and similar trends) from the late ’50s to the ’70s, with specific attention to the Italian scene. 

Participating galleries: CORTESI GALLERY, Lugano (CH), Milan; DEP ART GALLERY, Milan; FRIT-TELLI, Florence; L’INCONTRO, Chiari (BS); M77, Milan; RAVIZZA/DIEHL GALLERY, Lugano (CH), Milan (MI), Berlin (DE); VALMORE, Vicenza, Venice. 

Pittura XXI, curated by independent critic and curator Davide Ferri, now in its third edition, is a new format for art fairs (both Italian and foreign): a panorama of 21st-century painting that ranges from emerging to mid-career artists. In past editions, this section was extremely popular with both professionals and the public: for the first time, a fair has devoted a specialised section to the most traditional artistic medium, which in recent years has returned to centre stage for critics, institutions, and the market. 

Participating galleries: A+B GALLERY, Brescia; TIZIANA DI CARO, Naples; GALLERIA MARCOLINI, Forlì; GALLERIA STUDIO G7, Bologna; LUCA TOMMASI, Milan; LUNETTA11, Lunetta (CN); MAAB, Milan, Padua; MATÈRIA, Rome; MONICA DE CARDENAS, Milan, Zuoz (CH), Lugano (CH); MONITOR, Rome, Lisbon (PT), Pereto (AQ); OSART GALLERY, Milan; P420, Bologna; MICHELA RIZZO, Venice; RICHTER, Rome; RIZZUTOGALLERY, Palermo; SCHIAVO ZOPPELLI GALLERY, Milan; Z2O SARA ZANIN, Rome. 

Lastly, Photography and moving images, curated by the Fantom platform (Selva Barni, Benedetta Pomini, Ilaria Speri, Massimo Torrigiani and Francesco Zanot), considers the photographic medium in a strictly contemporary manner: it is open to video and encourages dialogue between photography and other media. Now in its third edition, it is a reference point in Italy for collectors and enthusiasts. 

Participating galleries: CARDELLI & FONTANA, Sarzana (SP); GALLERIA MARCOLINI, Forlì; GALLERIE RIUNITE, Naples; GUIDI&SCHOEN, Genoa; MARTINI & RONCHETTI, Genoa; MC2GALLERY, Tivat (MNE), Milan; MLZ Art Dep, Trieste; NORMA MANGIONE GALLERY, Turin; PEOLA SIMONDI, Turin; PODBIELSKI CONTEMPORARY, Milan; FEDERICO RUI, Milan; SHAZAR GALLERY, Naples; TRAFFIC, Bergamo. 

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Isabella Bonvicini 
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