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Arte Fiera 2012 - International Galleries

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ArteFiera has in recent years become a privileged point of reference for collectors in Italy and a much sought-after showcase for art galleries both at home and abroad. Italians are cautious and respected customers, cultured and well-informed, less easy to convince at first sight but more pragmatic. The fair offers an unusual artistic scenario, exhibiting a selection of artists from Italy and abroad far from what you would expect, the result of lengthy research and selection. The galleries, coming from the main art markets, about thirty in all this year, will certainly focus public attention with their more well-known artists and plenty of young artists too. Also Bologna has for years been a market where gallery owners themselves come to look for young talent to feature in their area or abroad.

For foreign collectors, Belgians, French, English, Germans - as well as Americans, Russians and Chinese - ArteFiera is the only event to provide a full panorama of Italian art from the beginning of the 20th century to the realm of avant-garde, presenting important historical works, as well as young artists to invest in. Precisely the young - whether artists, small-scale collectors or novices – are one of the driving forces behind this event.

ArteFiera is inspired by originality, an experience both inside the exhibition areas and in various points around the town, with the First and Off events to understand art as more friendly and captivating. This reflects the strong image Bologna has abroad: a pleasant, open and above all liveable city.

Bologna is in top form hosting ArteFiera. A town on show. Museums, areas unaccustomed to events of this kind and private houses all open their doors to art. Proud of its best traditions, Bologna welcomes visitors from all over the world. 

Article by Silvia Evangelisti,

Arte Fiera Art Director

International Galleries Present at Arte Fiera 2012:

Beck & Eggeling, Dusseldorf

Historic German gallery, carries out refined on historic avant-garde and research. Takes part in the most important international fairs.

Forsblom, Helsinki

Marked prominence of Scandinavian photography, where Helsinki represents a great school, but also international painting and sculpture.

Ben Brown, London

Dynamic gallery listing Italian artists, from Morandi to Fontana, but also small gems such as artist jewllery and design items.

Lelong, Paris

One of the most important international galleries. Activities are far-ranging, covering already established artists, including many Italian names.

Galerie 1900-2000, Paris

A gallery with a particular physiognomy, focused on historic drawings, from the surrealist period in particular.

Jerome de Noirmont, Paris

One of the most important and refined French galleries. Represents well-known artists but also carries out extensive research.

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