While Italian art fairs are slow to recover from their online-only or canceled editions of the past two years, the most influential art galleries in Italy might have just created their own art fair.
Panorama Procida is the first in a series of exhibitions organized by Italics, a new association of more than sixty of the most significant galleries of ancient, modern, and contemporary art operating throughout the country, including Galleria Continua, Gagosian, Galleria Massimo Minini, Victoria Miro Gallery Venice – and the Milan galleries MASSIMODECARLO, Fanta-MLN, Kaufmann Repetto, Lia Rumma Gallery, and Galleria Zero, just to name a few.
Each project, with the title PANORAMA, will “tell the story of some of the most fascinating places in Italy,” as an “offline continuation” of the website italics.art, launched in 2020.
The first event is scheduled to take place from September 2-5, on the sunny island in the Bay of Naples, and it will be curated by Vincenzo de Bellis, curator and Associate Director of Programs for Visual Arts at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and former artistic director of miart, the international and modern art fair in Milan.
For three days, the island-wide exhibition will feature more than 50 artists (32 Italians), 5 performative works, and 10 site-specific projects.