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Quality and Sales

For the 14th edition of Gotha

14,ooo visitors in 4 days

(Parma, 13 November) - For Gotha, the Fiere di Parma fine antiques, arts and Twentieth Century event, this was intended to be the edition of change, and so it proved to be. It was so in terms of the public (14,000 visitors in four days), the high quality of the works on display (the vetting committee’s work made everything more smooth) and sales, some of which to wealthy collectors from abroad.

We are very happy with the results - said Ilaria Dazzi, Brand Manager of Gotha-. We were able to attract a defined audience and arouse the interest of museum curators, including foreign ones. In the corridors of Pav. 3 - named after Courbet, A. Martini and Petitot - we spotted Sergey Khripun, curator of several art exhibitions in Russia, Elena Selina, gallery owner and modern art expert, gallery owner Vladimir Dudchenko, and Aidan Salakhova, a famous painter, gallery owner and daughter of the painter Tair Salahov (whose works are displayed in the Tretyakov Gallery), just to name a few.

Looking forward, - added Ilaria Dazzi - we must focus our work on internationalization, in view of Gotha 2020, the year in which Parma will be City of Culture. The new format, a combination of Old Master paintings and works by Twentieth Century artists, appealed to both audience and exhibitors. This was our first challenge”.

Rather than as an exhibition, Gotha presented itself as an art salon - including over sixty galleries - with a relaxed atmosphere but a museum level quality of exhibits, which represented a journey into the history of human creativity. 

Pieces such as the 16th-century bifacial multicoloured agate oscillum depicting Alexander the Great and Philip of Macedonia, a rare 15th-century Gothic wedding chest or the 10th-11th century ivory Christ with fin-like feet and hands (the only other similar piece is held by the Gomez Pardo Foundation, at the Félix Cañada Museum). And also Canaletto, Camillo Procaccini, Guido Reni, Ligabue, Renato Guttuso and Giò Ponti. Finally the jewels, David Webb’s highly colourful ones and the Zimmi Diamonds, whose vivid yellow colour was unknown until the recent discovery of a new mine in Sierra Leone.

Rare pieces that captivated the public to such an extent that four days were enough for the exhibitors to make significant sales.

These included two views of Rome by Amedeo Bocchi, a 16th-century writing cabinet from Genoa, a maiolica plate by Giò Ponti from the 1925 “Le mie donne” (My women) series and a 1910 Art Deco armchair by Bottega Bugatti.

More specifically, foreign dealers from Germany, France, Belgium and Russia chose the more classical pieces, favouring particularly Empire period furnishings, marble sculptures (objects that have greatly appreciated in international market value) and antique stone objects. As for paintings, the Swiss and French favoured sacred subjects, portraits and still lifes, with great attention to quality and state of conservation.

There were few disclosures on the part of exhibitors about prices and sales but the re-organization of display areas spoke clearly of successful business deals. 

The support service for the Export of Cultural Goods provided by Fiere di Parma, in collaboration with the Artistic and Cultural Heritage Authority of Bologna - concluded Dazzi - made the difference, allowing foreign buyers to export goods minimizing the timing and issues imposed by strict Italian regulations.

The winners, in short, were the new format and the great teamwork.

Event

Collecting Art

A story through the symbols of furniture and art

It is a story told through symbols of furniture and art, from those belonging to aristocratic families to those that have been in the salons of collectors from around the world: Gotha is art collecting in its highest sense, work presented in its grandeur, in its magnificence.

Numerous initiatives will animate this edition, like special thematic exhibitions and conversations on the art world by academics, collectors, museum curators and qualified personalities.

Exhibit

exceptional quality

Gotha is the international exhibition of high-end antiques, with select exhibitors who display works of exceptional quality.

Exhibiting at Gotha means being part of a unique and exclusive showcase that captures the attention of a highly-profiled target audience.

Discover the Exhibitors' list GOTHA 2018
Exhibitors' list GOTHA 2018

Together with companies and industry stakeholders, Gotha has undertaken collaborations, partnerships and co-marketing initiatives that enrich the event with services and activities to make Gotha a vital meeting point in the luxury antiques sector.

The 14th edition of the event has a clear direction: to bring to the attention of the public prestigious pieces not just from the periods usually presented at this exhibition, but also from years closer to our time.  Photography, sculpture, video art, and installations are all elements being offered by internationally-renowned galleries and that Gotha intends to explore so that it may be considered by all to be the most comprehensive Italian exhibition in this sector.

 

 

Who we are

14 editions of collecting excellence

Gotha will be your museum experience within the Fiere di Parma Exhibition Centre.

Now in its 14th edition, it will be the ideal opportunity to view works of great prestige, high-quality antique pieces and major works within the contemporary sphere: an authentic gallery of the most important aesthetic experiences through history.

It is a story told through symbols of furniture and art, from those belonging to aristocratic families to those that have been in the salons of collectors from around the world: Gotha is art collecting in its highest sense, work presented in its grandeur, in its magnificence.

The fourteenth edition of the event has a clear direction: to bring to the attention of the public prestigious pieces not just from the periods usually presented at this exhibition, but also from years closer to our time.

Photography, sculpture, video art, and installations are all elements being offered by internationally-renowned galleries and that Gotha intends to explore so that it may be considered by all to be the most comprehensive Italian exhibition in this sector.

Truly a complete experience: from antiques to horology, from music to tastings, to ensure that the desire to come back and discover new things will linger in the minds of our visitors

Visit

A unique opportunity

Gotha is a unique opportunity to view works of great prestige, high-quality antique pieces and major works within the contemporary sphere: an authentic gallery of the most important aesthetic experiences through history.

The event is rounded off by Parma itself: the capital of the Food Valley, a place of great charm in which Verdi’s musical tradition and the culture of good food blend to create an exceptional combination for enthusiasts and interested visitors.

From antiques to photography, from music to tastings, Gotha is a complete experience in a world of unique discoveries and sensations.

The event will be open to the public from Thursday 8 to Sunday 11 November, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

TICKET COST

  • Adults ... € 15.00
  • Holders of CRAL CREDIT AGRICOLE card and employees, LABIRINTO DELLA MASONE, or ANTIQUARIATO ... € 13.00
  • Holders of admission tickets to the member of Gotha Net ... € 13.00
  • Minors of 14 years and holders of FIMA card ... Free entry

Fiere di Parma Parma offers solutions also for visitors with reduced mobility thanks to the Mobility Center rental solutions. Download the brochure.

Discover the Exhibitors' list GOTHA 2018 - Exhibitors' list GOTHA 2018

Appointments

- NOVEMBER 8, 5.30 pm -
 PETITOT E LE COMPETIZIONI EUROPEE DELL'ACCADEMIA DI PARMA NEL '700
with Alessandro Malinverni and Carlo Mambriani

- NOVEMBER 9, 11.00 am -
THE VALUE OF THE PAPER FROM GALILEO TO UNGARETTI AND BOCCIONI
Auction sales and sales to Ministry
with Dott. Fabio Bertolo, CEO of Finarte and responsible for the Books, Autographs and Prints Department

- NOVEMBER 9, 5.30 pm -
IL COLLEZIONISMO PRIVATO: L'ESEMPIO BONANNI - DEL RIO
Antonio Mascolo, journalist and photographer,
will interview Lucia Bonanni and Mauro Del Rio of BDC28 -Bonanni-Del Rio Catalog

- NOVEMBER 10, 11.00 am -
A Due voci dedicated to the theme of museum collecting with
Serena Bertolucci, director of the Polo Museale Liguria,
and Mauro Felicori, General Director of the Reggia di Caserta

- NOVEMBER 10, 5.30 pm -
XART FINGERPRINT AUTHENTICATION SYSTEM
The method of identifying works of art
with Fabio Romano Moroni and Stefano Ridolfi
Ce.S.Ar. Archeometric Studies Center - Association for Archaeometric Research
in collaboration with Arsmensurae and Sapienza University of Rome

Finarte's experts will be at your disposal at Gotha, in the Finarte lounge at Pavilion 4, Thursday 8 November and Friday 9 November, by appointment, to make free and confidential assessments and consultations, for your works and entire collections:

  • Thursday 8 November from 10.30 am to 1 pm - Alessandro Cuomo - Modern & Contemporary Art
  • Thursday 8 November from 3.30 pm to 6 pm - Georgia Bava - Modern & Contemporary Art
  • Friday 9 November from 10.30 am to 1 pm - Kimiko Bossi - Modern & Contemporary Art
  • Friday 9 November from 12.30 pm to 2.00 pm - Fabio Bertolo - Ancient Books, Autographs and Prints
  • Friday 9 November from 11.00 am to 1 pm and from 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm - Roberto Mutti - Photography

The experts of Automotive will be available to visitors of the fair, from 8 to 11 November from 10.30 am to 1 pm and from 3.30 pm to 6 pm, always by appointment, for estimates and confidential advice.
For appointments and for more information you can call + 39 0236569100.

Collateral Exhibitions

TREASURES OF THE 18TH CENTURY

 Three works donated by the Academy of Parma

In collaboration with the Academy of Fine Arts in Parma an exhibition dedicated to the Parmesan Collectibles, three representative works of the Academy dedicated to two symbols of the city.

Discover the Exhibitors' list GOTHA 2018
Exhibitors' list GOTHA 2018

LION AND LIONESS 1935-1936

Two recovered sculptures by Arturo Martini

In collaboration with Paolo Aquilini, director of the Museo della Seta di Como, Roberto Borghi and Tono Morganti, an absolutely unpublished exhibition of the two Lions by Arturo Martini

Local Events

THE CASTLE AND THE ANCIENT BORGO OF TABIANO

History, beauty and tradition.

Via Tabiano Castello 1
43039 Salsomaggiore Terme (PR) Italy

info@castelloditabiano.com

Castello   castelloditabiano.com   +39 348 8955378
Antico Borgo   tabianocastello.com   +39 0524 881168
Casali   casaliditabiano.com   +39 380 7041365

Initiatives 2018

GothaNet: the project that brings to the Exhibition the relationship between local museums and museums further field.

The 14th edition of Gotha, will take place from 8 to 11 November 2018 at Fiere di Parma; this prestigious event dedicated to art will exhibit works of considerable value, not only in financial terms. In this context we have included the participation of a network of museums and a dedicated information area with materials about the places of art and culture, which make Parma a unique city, involved in specific events that will be held during the Gotha exhibition.

A sort of strategic Tourist Art Point for all operators coming from abroad who will be staying in Parma between the 7th (inaugural evening) and 11th November and for all enthusiasts.

Another very important new initiative featuring in the 14th exhibition of fine antiques, arts and Twentieth Century will be the participation of prominent contemporary art galleries among the exhibitors, to enrich the offer to the public: therefore, not just antiques of the highest standard, but also a collateral section with unique and new content.

About Us

FRANCESCA PERATONI
ArchitettaMi

“Architetto, designer d'arredo, blogger, mamma e non per forza in quest'ordine. Amo la luce, le piante e i fogli bianchi dove progettare le vostre case e nuovi sogni.„

FRANCESCA GUATTERI
Vivere per raccontarla

“Come Màrquez sono convinta che la vita il nostro modo di ricordarla e di raccontarla, sia un risultato di un insieme di memorie e di emozioni del tutto soggettive„

VIVIEN BASS

“Fitness addict, positive mind, active traveller. Sono una fitness & wellness blogger ed eco-luxury travel blogger. Travel & Train è il motto!„

CHIARA CAZZAMALI
Megliounpostobello

Come si diventa una travel blogger? Semplice, un giorno ho pensato che un posto bello è meglio di un posto brutto. Banale vero? Peccato che poi spesso ce ne dimentichiamo.„

Editors

Press conference

12 September, 11.30 am

Gotha Press Conference 2018

Ilaria Dazzi  i.dazzi@fiereparma.it
Antonella Maia  antonellamaia.ufficiostampa@gmail.com

Palazzo Litta, Milano

READ THE PRESS RELEASE

READ THE LAUNCH RELEASE

Scientific Committee

Marisa Addomine,
Clara Arata,
Dora Liscia Bemporad,
Davide Cammi,
Gianfranco Capraro,
Alberto Cottino,
Vittorio Cuoccio,
Carmen Ravanelli Guidotti,
Emilio Negro,
Paul Nicholls,
Alfonso Panzetta,
Valerio Terraroli.

How to get there

Fiere di Parma – Viale delle Esposizioni 393a – 43126 Parma

Hall 3, access through SOUTH entrance – Hall 4

By car

From the Parma Centro exit on the A1 motorway, Fiere di Parma is reached in less than 5 minutes thanks to the new slip road that connects it directly with the toll booth. Milan, Bologna and Verona are about one hour's drive away. Florence, Padua, Turin and Genoa are just a little further away. The Parma ring road takes you quickly to any part of the city. The Parma exhibition centre can be reached quickly from the spa towns of Salsomaggiore and Tabiano.

By train

Parma's train station is located along the major Milan-Rome route and between the railway interchanges that connect the whole of Northern Italy.

By plane

The Milan Linate (120km) and Bologna Marconi (90km) airports are easily reached in less than an hour from the Parma exhibition centre. Milan Malpensa and the Verona Airport are just a little further away. Parma's "Giuseppe Verdi" airport is next to the exhibition centre and offers connections to different national airports.

Contacts

For Information:
gotha@fiereparma.it

Sales Manager: 
Cristina Giuffredi c.giuffredi@fiereparma.it

Organization Office: 
Sabrina Campi  s.campi@fiereparma.it

Project Approval: 
Federico Pirotti  f.pirotti@fiereparma.it

Marketing Manager: 
Ilaria Dazzi  i.dazzi@fiereparma.it

Administration: 
Eleonora Torelli  e.torelli@fiereparma.it

Exhibitors' Technical Office: 
sate3@fiereparma.it