Artissima looks forward to welcoming you in November to celebrate its 25th anniversary in the framework of the week devoted to contemporary art. Still, the city of Torino offers a rich programme of exhibitions also in June, to accompany you throughout the summer…
Until June 24, Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea presents Metamorphoses – Let Everything Happen to You, an exhibition curated by Chus Martínez that explores the concept of transformation and flourishing through the works of seven emerging international artists: Nicanor Aráoz, Ingela Ihrman, Eduardo Navarro, Reto Pulfer, Mathilde Rosier, Lin May Saaed and Ania Soliman. Alongside these projects, the Castello will feature I Have Left You The Mountain, a work by Simon Battisti, Leah Whitman-Salkin and Åbäke, and the video Army of Love by Alexa Karolinski and Ingo Niermann. The museum also houses, until July 29, a group of important early works by Giorgio de Chirico from Francesco Federico Cerruti’s collection selected and curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev and Marcella Beccaria.
Also until June 24, GAM Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea hosts Renato Guttuso. Revolutionary art on the 50th anniversary of 1968, an important and focused show dedicated to the paintings of the artist, a key figure in the history of art of the 20th century in Italy. Furthermore, on July 13, the museum will inaugurate the exhibition Suggestioni d’Italia. Dal Neorealismo al Duemila. Lo sguardo di 14 fotografi.
Fondazione Merz also commemorates the 50th anniversary from 1968 protest movements with the show Mario Merz. Sitin – from June 7 until September 16. The exhibition provides food for thought concerning a period full of creative ferment, which triggered new processes of transformation and renewed the vision of the future through a dozen works created by Merz between 1966 and 1973 presented alongside the artist’s original notebooks.
Two exhibitions are on view at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, until October 7: Tell me a story. Locality and Narrative – curated by Amy Cheng e Hsieh Feng-Rong – shows a series of works reflecting artistic developments across Asia in order to share 12 stories from distinct regional cultures as they have evolved throughout the modern era; Coming soon – curated by Mira Asriningtyas, Nora Heidorn and Kari Rittenbach – explores the theme of time. Throughout the static and time-based artworks of nine artists the exhibition handle the clock either technically or conceptually, with particular concern for how the time we have can be re-valued, used and shared.
Until June 24, OGR – Officine Grandi Riproduzioni hosts Susan Hiller. Social Facts curated by Barbara Casavecchia, an immersive journey where the public is invited to listen to stories of inexplicable experiences, to measure themselves against fiction and multiplication of images, and to orient themselves according to their own convictions.
Until July 29, Museo Ettore Fico presents two retrospectives dedicated to photography: Duane Michals features the work of one of the most prestigious names of American avant-garde; a contemporary photographer who reinvented the photographic language with the greatest intensity and poetry; whereas Paolo Monti. Photographs 1935 – 1982, at Mef Outside, is focused on one of the most prominent Italian photographers of the 1900s (industrial manager, he became fond of photography to such an extent that he chose it as a profession, besides carrying out an intense activity as a critic and a curator).
Until August 26, Camera – Centro Italiano per la Fotografia houses Media Hora. Photographs by Pablo Balbotin Arenas, an exhibition illustrating the Spanish dating houses with a different eye, during the day, when they are closed to the public and almost imperceptible; and Price Picted Space including the finalist images of the major global photography award dedicated to the theme of sustainability.
Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli, alongside the permanent collection, presents Frank Lloyd Wright between USA and Italy curated by Jennifer Gray. Through photographs, objects, catalogues, lithographs and original designs, the exhibition explores Wright’s ideas about organic architecture from his first journey to Italy in 1910 to his last visit in 1951, emphasising his engagement with the Italian architectural discourse, urban planning, and landscapes.
At Palazzo Madama, the historic rooms and ancient art meet contemporary art thanks to Elisa Sighicelli’s Doppio sogno. Until July 30, the site-specific works by the Torino based artist and photographer, inspired by the veranda of the Juvarra staircase, interact with the Baroque architecture, while natural light filters through the huge windows.
PAV Parco Arte Vivente presents The God-Trick, a group show that examines the questions relating to the Anthropocene, one of the debates which, over the past few years, has been to the forefront of the international, contemporary art scene.
Fondazione 107 presents two shows opened until July 15: Anatomical Organic Industrial, includes site-specific and unknown projects by three artists who started working and showing in the ‘80s in Torino, a city that truly influenced their work: Salvatore Astore, Sergio Ragalzie and Luigi Stoisa; and Don’t ask me if you know that I’m too weak to say no, a complete photographic work taken in 1976 by the Swiss artist Urs Luthi.
Torino’s many galleries also offer a wide range of exhibitions and events: until July 30 Giampiero Biasutti hosts Nuvole e Sogni, a solo show by Giampaolo Truffa that invites to a slow and calm contemplation. Biasutti & Biasutti presents a group show that compares the different pictorial generations of the twentieth century. Among the artists on show: Gilardi, Paolini, Ceroli, Penone, Mainolfi, Calzolari, Levi, Rama. Guido Costa Projects hosts Report, a new solo exhibition by Peter Friedl, Austrian artist for the third time protagonist at the gallery. Raffaella De Chirico offers two exhibitions: Behind the Visible by Tania Brassesco and Lazlo Passi Norberto and, in the project room, the solo show by Fabio Rafael Soto entitled Later Structures. Gagliardi e Domke presents Aurore Valade’s Mexican Interiors: artists, craftsmen and collectors pose in their own interiors, such as private museums where they amass objects that bear witness to the blend and melting pot that is Mexican popular culture. On June 6 Giorgio Galotti inaugurates Rustic Murmur, Adam Cruces’ first solo show, which for the occasion will be creating an installation that expands from the main gallery to its roof terrace. The exhibition Oracles by Martha Tuttle from Luce Gallery continues until July 14 whereas In Arco, until June 30, hosts Nuotare è tuffarsi which features works by Boetti, Katz, Galliano, Pierson, Pusole, Salvo, Schifano among others. Until July 28 Norma Mangione Gallery presents Photographs, solo show by Viktor Kolář, whereas from June 5 Galleria Franco Noero presents the solo show Totally Wired by Jim Lambie in the spaces of Piazza Carignano. Alberto Peola, until June 16, houses Most were silent, works by Anush Hamzehian and Vittorio Mortarotti. Giorgio Persano presents a large installation by Lida Abdul entitled Time, Love and the Workings of Anti-Love II: the work comes from the discovery and recovery in 2010, by the Afghan artist, of an old camera and a collection of hundreds of passports photographs belonging to a local street photographer. Until June 30 Photo&Contemporary hosts Vertigo, a group show which includes works by Gabriele Basilico, Giovanni Gastel, Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Angelo Lo Priore, Elena Franco, Pietro Privitera and Giada Ripa. Until July 20, Weber & Weber presents instead, Immersion by Sylvie Romieu, an artist with a complex stylistic organism born from the symbiosis between art and photography. The space in via Parma 31, home to numerous e/static initiatives, greets its audience on June 21 – before its definitive closure – with the exhibition Senza fine showing three works by Giovanni Anselmo, Terry Fox and Rolf Julius. The summer activities offered by Tucci Russo Studio per l’Arte Contemporanea are divided between its two locations: until July 29 the Torre Pellice venue hosts solo show by Giovanni Anselmo entitled MENTRE I DISEGNI MISURANO, LA LUCE FOCALIZZA, I COLORI E LE PIETRE SONO PESO VIVO together with the group show Rainbow 2018; instead the Torino space (via Bertolotti 2) hosts Contact by Paolo Mussat Sartor and Robin Rhode.