Lucca Art Fair 2020 moves to the heart of the city.The Real Collegio is the new venue.

Updated: Jun 15, 2020

The 5th edition of the event dedicated to the modern and contemporary art will take place from  15th to 17th May, 2020, at the historical and picturesque palace of Real Collegio in Lucca, inside the ancient city walls of one of the most important and artistic place in Italy.

The frescoed halls and prestigious spaces will host Lucca Art Fair to welcome collectors and art lovers from all over world for three days and live a new “artistic experience”, as a journey through art that will start from the beating heart of the city.

The monumental complex of the Real Collegio, arranged on two floors, will be the unique and exclusive frame of a journey among different artistic realities, where history and future generations communicate with each other.

Lucca Art Fair 2019 - Photo courtesy Nicol Claroni

"The choice of the Real Collegio as the new venue of the event - explains Paolo Batoni, director of Lucca Art Fair – wants to respond to the requests of an audience increasingly looking for a strong emotional and artistic experience. The new project proposal is to collocate contemporary artworks in a historic building in the center of Lucca: the aim is to exalt a virtuous contamination between contemporary and ancient. Special thanks - continues Batoni - go to all the staff of Lucca Crea ,

who has accompanied us in the last editions with professionalism and passion. We have shared a common love for art and we hope to have the opportunity to work together again in the future".

Lucca Art Fair 2019 - Photo courtesy Nicol Claroni

The Main Section has been reconfirmed with the participation of galleries consolidated on the international scene, to offer collectors a selection of artworks ranging from modern, post-war and contemporary art.

Art Projects is one of the news of Lucca Art Fair, a special space dedicated to emerging projects and galleries with an experimental profile, which will mainly present only shows and two shows in a spectacular context.

Among the other news of Lucca Art Fair 2020, the Spotlight section will focus on the art of the mid 19th century and the beginning of the 20th, a project dedicated to the "contemporaries of the past", which will explore the first representations on the truth - Macchiaioli in particular, to the historical avant-gardes of the early 1900s.

Lucca Art Fair 2019 - Photo courtesy Nicol Claroni

As the last edition, the VIP Programme will involve an important group of collectors, invited by the art direction and gallery owners, to create exclusive art appointments at the fair and in the heart of the city of Lucca.

The series of talks "Vissi d'arte" will be hosted in the splendid thirteenth-century cloister of Santa Caterina of  Real Collegio. The will be meetings with artists and art addicted who will share their experiences in the art world.

The Art Tracker will be also presented at Lucca Art Fair and it will be a special space dedicated to three under-35 artists, who were selected from the finalists of the Combat Prize 2019 to create site-specific projects for the art fair.

It has also been confirmed the appointment for guided tours of the fair, as an opportunity to exchange and approach the world of art collecting, involving the amateur and non-amateur public.


LUCCA ART FAIR 15 - 17 May 2020


Piazza del Collegio, 13

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