From Lucio Fontana and Bonalumi to Nobuyoshi Araki: what we'll see at ArtePadova 2017

The 28th edition of ArtePadova kicks off, November 10-13, 2017 in Padua. From Lucio Fontana and Bonalumi to Nobuyoshi Araki: here are which artists we will see at Padova Fiere.

Reaching its 28th edition this year is the ArtePadova modern and contemporary art market exhibition, by now one of the traditional and longest-running events for Italian art.The event, this year, will be held at Pavilions 1, 7 and 8 of Padua Fiere, from November 10 to 13. More than 15,000 works will be on display, on a 28,000-square-meter area that will see the stands of more than 300 exhibitors take turns, for a fair that, every year, registers an average of 26,000 visitors.

Once again this year, ArtePadova will return to present its audience with a wide range of offerings with a great selection of important artists who will be exhibited together with younger talents and emerging artists: to the latter, in particular, is reserved the Contemporary Art Talent Show section, reserved for galleries, associations, artists and collectives who will present works costing less than 5,000 euros. Also this year there will be the novelty of the C.A.T. Prize and the Mediolanum Prize, reserved precisely for emerging artists: a confirmation to the role of ArtePadova as an event that promotes new art.

As for the historical names, we will see again this year a remarkable selection of 20th-century art: artists such as Lucio Fontana, Piero Manzoni, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Alighiero Boetti, Emilio Isgrò, Carla Accardi, Mario Sironi, Mimmo Rotella, Mario Schifano, Tano Festa and others. Also conspicuous is the section reserved for names whose quotations are on the rise: of note are Paolo Cotai, Beatrice Gallori and Tino Stefanoni. Then there are many works by the masters who worked in the wake of Spatialism and to whom ArtePadova has always given ample space: we will therefore see again interesting works by Enrico Castellani, Agostino Bonalumi, and Turi Simeti. Another presence returning this year is that of Japanese erotic photographer Nobuyoshi Araki, one of the most transgressive artists on the contemporary Japanese scene.

ArtePadova is open from Nov. 10 to 12 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., while on Monday, Nov. 13, it opens from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Full admission costs 8 euros, and reduced 4 euros (for groups of at least 10 people, law enforcement, university students with ID, over 65, disabled and accompanying person, and children aged 11 to 17). From the specialsection of the website it is then possible to download the special reduced ticket for only 1 euro otherwise reserved only for AICS, ASI, Centro Zip, CRAL, CSEN, DLF, NOI, TCI, Università Popolare di Padova members (all with regular ID). Free admission for Carta Feltrinelli holders (and one accompanying person), children up to 10 years old, school groups with accompanying persons. Animals can also enter ArtePadova: small ones on a leash, medium and large ones on a leash and muzzle. For all information, see, where you can also find images of the works.

Pictured: Nobuyoshi Araki, Kaori

From Lucio Fontana and Bonalumi to Nobuyoshi Araki: what we'll see at ArtePadova 2017
From Lucio Fontana and Bonalumi to Nobuyoshi Araki: what we'll see at ArtePadova 2017

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