Art Mapping Piemonte is a project organised in collaboration with the Piedmont Region with the support of Compagnia di San Paolo, to help people discover contemporary art away from traditional exhibition models.
The initiative produced by Fondazione Torino Musei and curated by Ilaria Bonacossa for Artissima calls for the creation of three site-specific installations by international contemporary artists, and the production of a map that highlights the most outstanding works of public contemporary art in the Piedmont territory. The results converged in a guide edited for Artissima by Vittoria Martini, produced and distributed thanks to the cooperation of Artribune, and featuring food and wine recommendations provided by Gambero Rosso.
The artists involved in the production of new site-specific works are three outstanding figures on the international contemporary art scene: Mario Airò, Olivier Mosset and Zhang Enli.
- Mario Airò (Pavia, Italy, 1961) created a sculptural installation inspired by the passage of time and memory in the zone of the altar of the deconsecrated church of San Remigio, founded in 1033 as a monastery complex at Parodi (AL).
- Olivier Mosset (Bern, Switzerland, 1944) will work on the water tower of Novello (CN) – a structure in reinforced concrete still in use in the hills of Barolo – transforming it with a decorative site-specific project.
- Zhang Enli (Jilin, China, 1965) will paint a fresco in the rural chapel of Montabone (AT), facing the vineyards of Brachetto d’Acqui, with a surprising camouflage effect.