Modern and contemporary: art is back in the spotlight at Veronafiere with the 18th ArtVerona Show

Veronafiere was home 13-15 October 2023 to ArtVerona, a modern and contemporary art fair and platform that promotes dialogue between operators in the Italian art system. Curated for the third consecutive year by Stefano Raimondi as artistic director, the fair continues to consolidate increasingly qualified attendance by bringing together key figures from the worlds of collectors, institutions and business.

“Magic Carpet” by Peter Halley at ArtVerona

This year’s edition saw the partnership with ANGAMC – the National Association of Modern and Contemporary Art Galleries and an historic supporter of the event and its strategy – become even stronger. There are six exhibition sections: Main Section, Innova, Introduction, Curated By, LAB and the new Point Of View, a digital space that analyses the impact of social media and the Internet on contemporary art. The galleries exhibiting at the event are also joined by publishers and non-profit spaces. Visitors are welcomed, in the gallery between Show Halls 11 and 12,  by the “Magic Carpet” designed by Peter Halley. It is 42 metres long and made using sustainable materials.

“This year, ArtVerona is hosting 145 Italian and international exhibitors. More than 6,000 collectors and VIP professionals have been invited, 600 of whom will be our guests directly in the city. We have intensified relationships with the business world since 2016 through a range of projects bringing local companies into contact with cultural spheres. Furthermore, synergy with the city’s public and private institutions also continues and intensifies, above all the Verona City council and its museums, with whom we are want to involve spaces in the city and its social fabric,” said Federico Bricolo, President of Veronafiere.

Federico Bricolo, President of Veronafiere

And Veronafiere has also invested in ArtVerona since 2018 through the “A Disposizione” acquisition fund which strengthens the bond between culture, works of art and business and equally supports innovation and artistic experimentation by talented new artists. All the more, Veronafiere’s “Display” prize rewards the best exhibition space in the show chosen by a jury that also includes figures from the business world. In all, 13 awards will be presented this year, thanks to new and consolidated partnerships with public and private entities.

ArtVerona is not just a fair: it has always moved beyond the exhibition centre as such to provide experiences for an increasingly broader audience. The cultural programme scheduled this year in the centre of Verona includes exhibitions and installations in the Civic Museums of Verona, with Habitat by Giulio Paolini, in Castel San Pietro, TOMORROWS Notes on the future of the Earth, a project involving collaboration between ArtVerona, Fondazione Cariverona, Contemporanea – University of Verona, Urbs Picta and other national and international partners.

The University of Verona, the Teatro Stabile di Verona (involved in the resumption of the Theatre ArtVerona review), the Verona Academy of Fine Arts, Palazzo Maffei and the Veronetta district, with a route taking in the historic buildings along Via XX Settembre.

ArtVerona 2023

The event is sponsored by the Veneto Region, the Province of Verona and Verona City Council, in collaboration with the Civic Museums of Verona, the Cariverona Foundation, the University of Verona, Ca’ Foscari University, the Verona Academy of Fine Arts, and ESU Verona. Banca Aletti, Unicredit and Aquafil are the Main Sponsors.