Summer is finally here in the city, and Torino gets ready with an intense programme of exhibitions extending into the fall, leading up to the new edition of Artissima in November.
Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea recently opened a new initiative: Collezione Cerruti, a private collection of great value that includes almost 300 sculptures and paintings from the Middle Ages to the present, ancient books with exquisite book bindings, furniture and other objects. To accompany the opening, the museum has launched a programme to present contemporary artworks, including pieces by Anna Boghiguian, Camille Henrot, Liu Ding, Giulio Paolini, Giuseppe Penone, Susan Philipsz and Seth Price. Until 23 June, visitors can also see the exhibition Anri Sala. As You Go, curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev and Marcella Beccaria, and until 1 September the multimedia installation The City of Broken Windows by Hito Steyerl, curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev and Marianna Vecellio.
Until 25 August about 100 works from important museums, foundations and private collections will be shown in the spaces of the GAM Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea for the major exhibition Giorgio de Chirico. Back to the Future. Neometaphysics and Contemporary Art, curated by Lorenzo Canova and Riccardo Passoni: a dialogue between Metaphysical painting and the generations of artists who have been inspired by the work of the great master. At the same time, the spaces of the Wunderkammer host the exhibition Nella Marchesini. Life in Painting. Works from 1920 to 1953 from 27 June to 29 September, with a selection of paintings and drawings curated by Giorgina Bertolino and Alessandro Botta. The summer programming at GAM concludes with the presentation of the video Appendice per una supplica (1972) by Ketty La Rocca and her artist’s books, with drawings and photographs made from 1970 to 1974, acquired by the Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT at Artissima 2011. The exhibition curated by Elena Volpato can be visited until 6 October.
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo presents Notti magiche until 6 October: a survey curated by Giorgina Bertolino and Irene Calderoni of the themes and languages of Italian art in the 1990s, through a selection of works from the foundation’s collection, including pieces by Vanessa Beecroft, Maurizio Cattelan, and Massimo Bartolini, the first winner of the EDIT Dinner Prize at Artssima. The exhibition takes place alongside Capriccio 2000 – a group show curated by Rosa Tyhurst, Jeppe Ugelvig and Hannah Zafiropoulos – which completes the 13th edition of the Young Curators Residency Programme and narrates the culture of electronic dance music in Italy at the turn of the millennium. The programming also includes, until 7 July, Here Not Here – curated by Valerio Del Baglivo and Michele Bertolino – the last appointment of the 2018-19 edition of the itinerant project The Institute of Things to Come, and until 6 October the solo show by Ludovica Carbotta – curated by Irene Calderoni – focusing on the Monowe project in which the artist constructs an urban model created for a single individual.
Bertille Bak, Mircea Cantor, David Maljković, Maria Papadimitriou and Unknown Friend are the five finalists of the third edition of the art section of the Mario Merz Prize, and are featured in a group show curated by Claudia Gioia, Samuel Gross and Beatrice Merz, on view until 6 October at Fondazione Merz.
From 21 June to 29 September OGR – Officine Grandi Riparazioni hosts the Biennale of Moving Images, which for the first time leaves its historic location in Geneva to move to Torino. Under the guidance of Andrea Bellini and Andrea Lissoni, the initiative includes a special programme of videos and performances put together for the architectural setting of OGR.
For the summer, Museo Ettore Fico hosts two exhibitions curated by Andrea Busto. Until 14 July visitors can see Gabriele Basilico / Giovan Battista Piranesi. Viaggi e vedute: da Roma a Shanghai, containing shots taken by the photographer with views of Roma and other places in Italy from the same angles used in the etchings of Piranesi, joined by over fifty photographs taken by Basilico during the course of countless voyages. The rooms on the first floor, on the other hand, offer the exhibition Ettore Fico: Works in Large Format until 13 October, spanning his entire career through his most important works.
Until 28 July it is on view at CAMERA – Centro Italiano per la Fotografia the solo show Monumenti – curated by Walter Guadagnini – featuring the photographic series by the Swiss artist Irene Kung, a study of the landscape which is at the same time introspective and social, be it urban, archaeological or natural. CAMERA also launches its new exhibition format CAMERA DOPPIA: two shows on display simultaneously, creating a dialogue between two artists of different generations and backgrounds. The first appointment – curated by Walter Guadagnini – will open on 18 July with an anthological show of Larry Fink, Unbridled Curiosity, and the project by Jacopo Benassi titled Crack.
Until 14 July, Fondazione 107 presents Eclipse, an exhibition on the photographer and video artist Almagul Menlibayeva, whose images narrate Kazakhstan, her native country. To celebrate ten years of programming, until 13 October the foundation also presents Hortus Conclusus, a group show with 30 international artists curated by Federico Piccari.
The group show Resistenza/Resilienza, curated by Gaia Bindi and Piero Gilardi, opens on 20 June at PAV – Parco Arte Vivente, presenting reflections on the complementary pairing of these two strategic objectives of environmental activism. The appointment with the festival Teatrum Botanicum, geared to the logic of performance, returns this year, on 13-14 September, with the title Emerging Talents. Curated by Giulia Mengozzi, the project is an overview of the scene of young Italian artists interested in the ecological dimension.
Palazzo Madama hosts the exhibition Dalla terra alla luna. L’arte in viaggio verso l’astro d’argento starting on 19 July, as a tribute to the 50th anniversary of the landing of the first man on the moon, and curated by Luca Beatrice and Marco Bazzini.
The permanent collection of Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli is joined by the exhibition Michelangelo: Drawings from Casa Buonarroti, curated by Alessandro Cecchi, a special journey in the Italian Renaissance open until 21 July.
The galleries of Torino also present new exhibitions: Giampiero Biasutti, until 29 June, presents Imaginary Land by Jonathan Guaitamacchi, whose canvases are veritable architectural projects, while the gallery Riccardo Costantini Contemporary is showing The Future is Never Too Far, a group show curated by Franko B, until 15 September. From 25 June, Cripta747 presents the Open Studio June (by appointment only), a programme in collaboration with three artists: Thomas Braida, Fabien Marques, and Matthew Galloway. On 25 July, the last Open Studio of the 2019 programme will present the works by the artists Sara Ravelli, Lorenzo Monnini, and Matthew Galloway. On 29 June, at Raffaella De Chirico, a solo show by the Spanish photographer Manu Brabo, In the Wake of Poseidon, comes to an end, while Gagliardi e Domke presents Roma, a series of twelve black and white photographs made by Thomas Struth during his years in Roma. At Giorgio Galotti visitors can enjoy the exhibition Folding until 30 June, a second solo show by Gianni Ferrero Merlino, who for the occasion presents a new series of black and white photographs; in parallel, until 18 September, the gallery’s project room Alley at Via San Francesco da Paola presents a double project by Giulio Saverio Rossi. Luce Gallery will host – from 3 July to 3 August – the exhibition As Long as We Are Flying All This World Ain’t Got no End. Until 27 June, the gallery In Arco hosts Mémoires, an exhibition on the French art duo Anne & Patrick Poirier; while at Mazzoleni gallery is on view Il muscolo del pensiero è il cervello, the first solo show by Davide Reimondo, curated by Gasparre Luigi Marcone (until 6 July). Norma Mangione Gallery presents a new solo exhibition by Raphael Danke, Bilocation, on view until 7 July. In the meantime, Galleria Franco Noero hosts Subito dopo l’oggetto più distante by Gabriele Sierra at the facility on Via Mottalciatta, until 28 September, while at Piazza Carignano 2 the gallery presents a solo effort by the Brazilian artist Tuna. Noire Gallery is delighted to present the summer show Blue Lines, on view until 30 August. Davide Paludetto Artecontemporanea presents Appunti di Viaggio by Paolo Assenza, an artistic project that brings together ideas developed over the years on the theme of travel inside urban spaces. At Alberto Peola, until 29 June, Laura Pugno retraces the landscape dimension as a place containing cultural factors, for the exhibition L’invisibilità dell’inverno. The gallery Giorgio Persano hosts the solo show by Paolo Cirio, System of System, until 6 July, in which the artist sets out to investigate the contemporary socio-economic environment. Photo&Contemporary presents, until 29 June, the solo exhibition by Georges Rousse, Recent Site-Specific Works, with a series of new pieces from recent years. Weber & Weber features the third solo show by the artist Federico Guerri, Mutevoli paesaggi, a series of works never shown before, on view until 14 September. The summer activities of Tucci Russo Studio per l’Arte Contemporanea are – as usual – divided between the two facilities: at Torre Pellice there is a solo exhibition by Lili Dujourie, while In Folge by Cristiane Löhr explores the creative process focused on the form of space, both closing on 28 July; the gallery in Torino offers a project by Lili Dujourie and Jan Vercruysse, where the point of contact is the use of the photographic medium, until 27 July.