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Aperto ’93

Limited Edition
460 pages
Soft cover 27×20,5 cm
ISBN 8878160539
€ 70

“Emergency/Emergenza” Aperto ’93 was the first large Biennial exhibition (comprising 146 artists and 13 curators) conceived as an art magazine, and as a full-scale exhibition within an exhibition. Organized by Flash Art publisher Helena Kontova in collaboration with Francesco Bonami, Nicolas Bourriaud, Jeffrey Deitch, Robert Nickas, and Benjamin Weil, as well as Frieze founder Matthew Slotover, Aperto was a polyphonic, international showcase dedicated to emerging artists, consisting of 13 sections which together made up an innovative whole.

Through its fluid, rhizomic structure, Aperto 93 anticipated the exponential growth of social networking by imagining a continuous agglomeration of new and different cells. By involving diverse representatives of the art industry, Aperto 93 also proposed an equality between the different roles of artist, curator, art dealer and editor that has come to characterise the discourse of contemporary art.