…Because contemporary art blossoms in Torino all year round. Artissima welcomes you in November, but already in the month of June the city is ready to offer you an exciting programme of exhibitions.
Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, until 23 July, presents L’emozione dei COLORI nell’arte, curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev with Marcella Beccaria, Elena Volpato and Elif Kamisli. The exhibition is also held in the spaces of GAM Torino, and retraces the history, inventions and use of colour in art through over 400 works by 130 artists, including Klee, Kandinsky, Munch, Matisse, Delaunay, Warhol, Fontana, Boetti, Paolini, Hirst. By request, it is also possible to visit the studio of Anna Boghiguian set up in room 38 on the third floor of the museum, a project that leads up to the first retrospective on the artist, slated for 18 September in the Manica Lunga.
The spaces of GAM Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea are also filled until 23 July by the show L’emozione dei COLORI nell’arte, while until 1 October visitors can see the exhibition Dalle bombe al museo, which uses works from the collection to illustrate the rebirth of the spaces and intentions of GAM after the bombing during World War II.
Fondazione Merz presents Mario Merz Prize. I finalisti until 11 June. Curated by Beatrice Merz, the show brings together the most important works of the five artists selected for the final phase of the prize: Francesco Arena, Petrit Halilaj, Gili Lavy, Shahryar Nashat and Suha Traboulsi. On 20 and 27 June and 6 July the programme of art and music Meterorite in Giardino curated by Maria Centonze and Mario Merz is back this year in a special “spatial” guise, with an eye on the future.
Three exhibitions are on view at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo. Until 1 October: Le notti Bianche presents an international premiere of a new series of photographs by the artist Hiroshi Sugimoto on historic Italian theatres; A house, halfway is a group show on the theme of the “halfway house” curated by Andrew de Brún, Inês Geraldes Cardoso, Kateryna Filyuk, to conclude the 11th edition of the Residency for Young Foreign Curators. Opening on 22 June and until 21 July for the third chapter of The Institute of Things To come, artist Alex Cecchetti exhibits Cetaceans, a polyphonic concerto for a choir, a glass harmonica and a waterphone.
Museo Ettore Fico presents, until 11 June, Bruno Munari. Artista totale, a retrospective that documents Munari’s versatile creative activity, while starting on 21 June the museum hosts the solo show Ettore Fico, curated by Andrea Busto: a complete, unprecedented tribute to the master organised by the museum and the foundation for the centennial of his birth.
Starting on 1 June, Camera – Centro Italiano per la Fotografia presents the exhibition The Many Lives of Erik Kessels, curated by Francesco Zanot. This is the first show on the photographic work of the Dutch artist, designer and publisher Erik Kessels, in a detailed itinerary that includes hundreds of evocative images.
Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli continues its exploration of the theme of collecting and presents, for the first time, an exhibition on archaeology. Il viaggio dell’eroe offers an adventurous voyage between myth and history, through the collection of Attican and Magna Grecian pottery of Intesa Sanpaolo. The show is on view until 3 September, together with the permanent collection of the Pinacoteca.
At the centre of the exhibition Il mondo della Stampa held in the Baroque spaces of Palazzo Madama, Michelangelo Pistoletto presents a contemporary work made for the occasion: a sum of fragments of memories to retrace the history of the famous newspaper (La Stampa) that is now celebrating its 150th birthday.
In the month of June PAV Parco Arte Vivente presents two initiatives: from 16 to 18 June the Festival Teatrum Botanicum – Emerging Talents is a space of experimentation with performances, talks, DJ sets and screenings, featuring emerging artists involved in the investigation of the natural, ecological dimension of art. On 29 June the exhibition La Passione del grano opens, curated by Marco Scotini, on the work of the group Wurmkos.
In the context of Drawn Onward, an exchange project between the P/////AKT space in Amsterdam and Progetto Diogene of Torino, the exhibition Chance Encounter is a solo show by the Dutch artist Paul Geelen, opening on 9 June at Barriera.
From 15 to 20 June, the Multisala Cinema Massimo of the Museo Nazionale del Cinema will host the 32nd Lovers Film Festival. The winning film in the section Irregular Lovers. Concorso iconoclasta internazionale will also be shown in November during Artissima.
Torino’s many galleries also offer a wide range of exhibitions and events: starting on 1 June Giampiero Biasutti hosts Energie in libertà with works by Boetti, Paolini, Ruggeri, Chia, De Maria, Griffa, Salvo, Gilardi, Mondino, Carol Rama. The gallery Biasutti & Biasutti presents a solo show by Gabriele Turola entitled Mappe di viaggi dipinti, on the representation of the mystery of man through fables, myths, legends and dreams. Guido Costa Projects opens La casa di Francesco on 13 June, with a presentation of a boxed set with the photographs of Enzo Obiso at the home of Francesco Casorati; starting on 17 June, the gallery is hosting a solo show by Angelo Candiano on the theme of light. 17 June is instead the last day of the exhibition I disegni del diluvio by Rago Dragominescu, at Riccardo Costantini Contemporary. In the space at Via Quittengo 41/b, Cripta747 presents (by appointment) Cripta747 Studio_Summer Session, the new programme of studios and residencies that for this summer session welcomes Hsing-Chun Shih, Francesco Pedraglio, Stan Van Steendam, Sean Kerr, Tania Perez Cordova. Raffaella De Chirico offers the first solo show in Torino by Alejandro Cartagena, entitled Santa Barbara return jobs back to US, while two exhibitions can be seen at Gagliardi e Domke: the solo show by Martina Brugnara, Fred, and the group exhibition Various Artists from the Gagliardi Collection. The residency of Renata De Bonis at Cripta 747 has generated the works in the exhibition Aurora, on view until 30 June in the district of the same name, at Galleria Giorgio Galotti. The gallery’s programming also includes the group show Fondante at Museo della Frutta, starting on 21 June. In Arco presents Lieve Greve by Daniele Galliano, while Luce Gallery presents a solo show by Davide Balliano. At the Norma Mangione Gallery visitors can see the exhibition Perpetual Overblues by Stefanie Popp until 23 June, while at Mazzoleni Galleria d’Arte the show Pittura Analitica: Ieri e Oggi is in progress, a large event curated by Alberto Fiz. Galleria Franco Noero presents two exhibitions at Via Mottalciata 10/b: Sam Falls. Sine Sole Sileo and, in the In Residence space, I went away and forgot you by Dana Awartani. The facility at Piazza Carignano 2 is featuring the exhibition Mark Handforth. After nature. Noire Lab presents, by appointment, Keep Wrong, the first solo show by Khashayar Naimanan at the gallery. At Alberto Peola, until 14 June, works by Cornelia Badelita are seen in the exhibition Reflecție Repetiție, on the reinterpretation in contemporary and “repeated” terms of antique paintings; from 20 June, the gallery will host Take care by Matheus Rocha Pitta. Giorgio Persano presents the works of Per Barclay, in a corpus installed by the Norwegian artist to create an itinerary of images and meanings. Photo&Contemporary will host, starting on 20 June, the first solo show by Pietro Privitera, entitled WunderGram. Lo sguardo condiviso, which investigates practices, dynamics and results of the modern “cabinet of wonders” provided by the galleries of social media, especially Instagram. Weber & Weber presents the group show Sguardi, with a selection of paintings and photographs by the artists who have worked with the gallery over the last 30 years. Just outside Torino, we can suggest two initiatives: at Villar Pellice e/static presents, at the Ecomuseo Feltrificio Crumière, the multimedia group show Camminare e sognare nel bosco, with Stefan Schneider, Giovanni Morbin, Rolf Julius and Miki Yui. At Torre Pellice, Tucci Russo Studio per l’Arte Contemporanea hosts, until 30 July, the exhibition Tony Cragg. Skulls Etc., and until 5 November the solo show Giuseppe Penone. Images de Pierre, on the theme of visual perception and mental representation evoked by memory or imagination.