Filippo Fossati is a writer and an art-dealer born in Turin, Italy. Coming from a family of artists, art historians and art dealers, he started working in the artworld at a very young age. He started his first publishing enterprise Il Quadrante in 1983 and opened his own gallery in Turin in 1988. He has been the director of a number of galleries and founder of art magazines such as Mostre e Musei, Contemporanea, Impresa per l’Arte, Ground Art and Culture, Inside. Since 1996 he has been the co-owner of Esso Gallery in New York, and has organized more than three hundred exhibitions in private and public spaces worldwide, working with artists of great renown. Among other activities, Mr. Fossati currently manages artist’s archives and studios and he is an advisor to many international private collections.
Theory and Professional Practice
11am - 1pm
This class is an intense critique-based course in which a range of theoretical perspectives and diverse ways of thinking, making and talking about art are explored and valued. While the emphasis is on the development of individual studio practice, this course examines essential entrepreneurial skills, from conceptual principles of art making to practical art business and encourages parallel intellectual development in art history and critical theory. The addition of visits to museums, galleries and artist’s studio supplements and adds further dimension and depth.