Artissima art fair in Torino has invited If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution to curate the Per4m section. Established in 1994, Artissima is Italy’s most important contemporary art fair, and is well known for combining attention to the international art market with a focus on experimentation and research. It does this through the establishment of amongst others three sections devoted to emerging artists, performance, and rediscovering pioneers of contemporary art that sit in addition to the fair, and are curated by invited international curators and museum directors.
Overseeing the performance section Per4m, If I Can’t Dance has been invited to select artists represented by participating galleries. The programme of performance will include the presentation of new or existing work by Juliette Blightmann, Dina Danish, Tim Etchells, Dora García, Ruth Proctor, and Marinella Senatore, and the Mondrian Fan Club (David Medalla and Adam Nankervis). The works will unfold within the fair’s main site—a glass pavilion built for the 2006 Winter Olympic Games, and referred to as the Oval—within the surrounding industrial archaeology complex, Lingotto Fiere, and public locations in Torino, amongst which the Piazza Emanuele Filiberto. Full details of the programme can be found here.
On Sunday 6 November, the Prix K-Way Per4m is awarded to the most significant performance work among those presented. The jury for 2016 is composed of Francesco Bernadelli, an independent curator based in Torino; Ruth Estevez, curator at REDCAT, Los Angeles; Silvia Fanti, co-director of Xing, Bologna; and Filipa Ramos, editor-in-chief at Art Agenda, London.