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Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Artepadova: The Modern And Contemporary Art Exhibition In Padua
The 23rd edition of ArtePadova is nearly hear: the trade exhibition dedicated to modern and contemporary art that takes place every year in the venetian city, and that has become a must for galleries, collectors, art experts but also for art lovers, will start on the 9th of November and will be open until the 12th at PadovaFiere as usual.
By: Michele de Capitani
Through the years ArtePadova has made a name for itself as a benchmark from both a business and artistic point of view, and in this sense Padua is the most suitable location, due to its long and famous artistic tradition as well as to its role as important business centre. Many visitors, for both business and cultural reasons, decide to visit ArtePadova, and it is no coincidence that the number of participants is increasing year after year. Over 20,000 people have visited the trade exhibition last year, and about 150 Italian and international galleries have exhibited their works, which has created an important artistic hub on an exhibition area of about 23,000 m.
Also this year the halls of the fair will host modern and contemporary works of art realized by
well-known artists as well as by emerging talents, to give space to the great artists of the future. In this way ArtePadova offers a journey into the art history of the 20th century and of 2000 through some of the most representative works of art of these periods.
Some of the halls and pavilions of the exhibition are notably interesting: halls 7, 8 7, for example, contains very high-level works, but all the spaces of the fair will give you the chance to breathe art deeply. And to highlight the effort and the will of ArtaPadova to give space also to emerging talents, three halls will be put at the disposal of young artists that wish to make themselves known in the art market: this is the initiative CATS: Contemporay Art Talent Show.
The peculiarity of ArtePadova comes from its capacity to connect the world of art with other sphere and fields, and this does not only means business, galleries and collecting. The link and connections between art and other sectors will be highlighted also through a series of meetings and round tables that are meant to examine some notably interesting issues, like the connection between art and fashion, art and technology and art and architecture. The art-talks are back also this year: a series of meetings and debates that are meant to look into the various facets of the world of contemporary art thanks to the intervention of experts like curators, journalists and critics.
In addition to these meetings, which will take place at PadovaFiere, ArtePadova will also offer other interesting initiatives that will be held outside the fairground, bringing art to the city.
After the inauguration, which will take place on the 8th of October, you can visit ArtePadova from Friday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Monday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.