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The 24th edition of Artissima in Turin and MAXXI’s gala in Rome

December 2017 TURIN

IN TURIN DURING ARTISSIMA, one witnessed the former Italian capital’s classic, formal, symmetrical attributes pushing against its contemporary, strange, often (literally) underground side.  My tour began with the esoteric: “Paranormal,” the… READ ON


Hidden Treasures

The 22nd edition of MiArt

April 2017 MILAN

AS EVERY BORN-AND-BRED MILANESE KNOWS, Milan is a special kind of beauty: She thrives behind closed doors and reveals herself to the lucky few only after careful vetting. Milan will give you a boring and self-righteous gray facade and then … READ ON


Sleeping Giant

The 41st Arte Fiera in Bologna

February 2017 BOLOGNA, ITALY

BORN IN 1974 IN A CITY, Bologna, that’s impossible not to love and wonderfully accessible to collectors from northern, central, and southern Italy, Arte Fiera has long been the Italian champion of sales, the social start of the art season, … READ ON


Global Village

The 23rd edition of Artissima

November 2016 TURIN

AS FAR AS ITALIAN ART FAIRS GO, nothing gets as international as Artissima. With its surreal number of curators (more than fifty) contributing to sections and prizes, its roster of global collectors, its constant new entries among exhibitors… READ ON


Beginning of the End

The opening of the Centro Pecci per l’Arte Contemporanea

October 2016 PRATO, ITALY

IF YOU IMAGINE the End of the World as a grand affair, with heavy rains, big crowds, unfinished business, and universal judgement, well, then Fabio Cavallucci, director of the new Centro Pecci per l’Arte Contemporanea in Prato, has definitely… READ ON