The Others is the main independent fair in Italy dedicated to international emerging artists and to the latest trends in contemporary art.
An exhibition platform addressing galleries, artist-run and project spaces, collectives of artists and curators, The Others is conceived for young exhibitors in terms of accessibility – the participation costs are among the lowest in Europe – and it is an important opportunity for visibility as it is held in the week dedicated to contemporary art in Turin, a moment that attracts the attention of art professionals and art lovers from around the world.
The Others is nomadic and hosted in unconventional venues; over the years it relocated in different structures, revitalizing and recovering captivating disused buildings. The evening opening hours, the lively informal atmosphere and a program of cross-disciplinary events are the ingredients in a formula that is recognized as a new format for the promotion of art.
An international board composed of young curators and a new section dedicated to video installations are the main new features of the 2018 edition: at once an international art fair and a curatorial project, a place for experimental formats of exhibitions and site-specific projects, The Others 2018 goes beyond the traditional concept of fair.
For the third year in a row The Others will be hosted in the extraordinary former Hospital Regina Maria Adelaide, a historical building – inaugurated in 1887 – that first served as a medical institution for children suffering from rickets and later, until April 2016, as a centre of excellence for trauma rehabilitation.
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A series of talks, lectures and events in which different topics and themes related to the contemporary art system are discussed during the opening hours of the fair.
A series of guided tours for art professionals, collectors and art lovers, led by external curators and by members of the curatorial board of the fair. Participants are accompanied through the different areas of the former hospital Maria Adelaide so as to discover the most interesting projects while talking to the artists, curators and exhibitors involved in the fair.
The internal court of the former hospital is transformed into a Food&Beverage area: two bars and a number of food trucks allow for a quick meal, while the former canteen at the ground floor is turned intoa gourmet restaurant for high-quality lunches and dinners. The Food court is the ideal place to take a break and relax, as well as to talk with artists, curators and gallery owners in an informal and laid-down atmosphere.
Every night live dj-sets are performed from the terrace overlooking the food court.