25 September 2020
Amongst the galleries you will find deployed this year there are many confirmations such as Longari – which selects once again Flashback as a “people friendly fair”, and therefore more than ever suitable to our contemporaneity, Cattai, Aleandri and all the Turin’s galleries that have enthusiastically supported the event since 2013. And even more new entries: from Alessandra Di Castro, a protagonist in the worldwide panorama of ancient art and chairwoman of AAI, to Paolo Antonacci, who counts, amongst his collectors, institutions such as Musei Vaticani and Accademia dei Lincei; from Callisto Fine Arts, who took back to light sculptures that are today preserved at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, to excellences such as Maurizio Nobile, Claudio Poleschi, Carlo Virgilio, Bottegantica and Matteo Lampertico, whose activity ranges from ancient painting up to modern art, with special attention to ancient paintings, which are selected in compliance with museum criteria by historical significance and state of preservation.
The experience of these names associates to the passion and know-how of an increasing numerous group of young gallerists. For the first time in Pala Alpitour, the Italian 800/900 Artstudio and White Lands, and the Londoner Flavio Gianassi – FG Fine Art, which has selected the Flashback spaces for its debut in Italy; on the other hand, gallery Piacenti, whose works are exhibited – amongst other places – in the Uffizi, Il Mercante delle Venezie, with their wunderkammer of selected marvels, and Galleria Umberto Benappi. Then, in a moment where the collectors of international taste still find it difficult to travel and discover foreign masterpieces, the booth of the very young Caretto & Occhinegro opens a precious window on Northern Europe art; amongst their works, this year, a masterpiece of a Flemish master is taking us to a primordial forest, the Earthly Paradise, where our ancestors Adam and Eve are still animals amongst the animals, and the most human visage is the one of a unicorn, which is smiling with amused detachment to the fate that awaits all of us.
Every gallery shall put on stage winning works, such as Ecce Puer by Medardo Rosso (presented by Galleria Russo), where the visage of a child playing hide-and-seek behind a curtain is fixed forever in an infancy portrait. A ruse of sight – a piece of chipboard mistaken for a carpet in Tangier’s suk – turns for Aldo Mondino into a fortunate meeting with art and gives life to the work presented by Umberto Benappi. Antonacci Lapiccirella Fine Art exhibits an unprecedented large-sized landscape, by Francesco Gamba, which shows the city of Turin from a point of view we would not expect, whilst Galleria dello Scudo presents thee works by Toti Scialoja, a painter and poet who plays between abstract art and nonsense on both the canvas and the pages.
800 / 900 Artstudio, Livorno, Lucca (I)…Aleandri Arte Moderna, Rome (I)…Paolo Antonacci, Rome (I)…Antonacci Lapiccirella Fine Art, Rome (I)…Arcuti Fine Art, Rome, Turin (I)…Galleria Arte Cesaro, Padua (I)…Galleria Umberto Benappi, Turin (I)…Biasutti & Biasutti, Turin (I)…Bottegantica, Milan, Bologna (I)…Callisto Fine Arts, London (UK)…Galleria Luigi Caretto, Turin (I), Madrid (E)…Caretto & Occhinegro, Turin (I)…Mirco Cattai Fine Art & Antique Rugs, Milan (I)…Cecchetto e Prior Alto Antiquariato, Asolo TV, Castelfranco Veneto TV (I)…Glenda Cinquegrana Art Consulting, Milan (I)…Copetti Antiquari, Udine (I)…Galleria Del Ponte, Turin (I)…Galleria dello Scudo, Verona (I)…Alessandra Di Castro Antichità, Rome (I)…Flavio Gianassi – FG Fine Art, London (UK)…Galleria Giamblanco, Turin (I)…Gilistra Japanese Art, Turin (I)…Il Castello, Milan (I)…ML Fine Art – Matteo Lampertico, Milan (I), London (UK)…Longari Arte Milan, Milan (I)…Mazzoleni, London (UK), Turin (I)…MB Arte Libri, Milan (I)…Il Mercante delle Venezie, Vicenza (I)…Lorenzo e Paola Monticone Gioielli d’epoca, Turin (I)…Maurizio Nobile, Bologna (I), Paris (F)…Piacenti, London (UK)…Claudio Poleschi Arte Contemporanea, Dogana (RSM)…Flavio Pozzallo, Oulx TO (I)…Galleria d’Arte Roccatre, Turin (I)…Galleria Russo, Rome (I)…Schreiber Collezioni, Turin (I)…Secol-Art di Masoero, Turin (I)…Studio d’Arte Campaiola, Rome (I)…Tornabuoni Arte, Florence, Milan, Forte dei Marmi LU (I), Paris (F), London (UK)…Galleria Carlo Virgilio & C., Rome (I), London (UK)…White Lands, Turin (I).