Category: Turin

Here you will find many news about events, exhibitions and much more about Turin. If you would like to visit Turin, we suggest you a useful tourist guide to Turin: About Turin

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Turin International Book Fair in May

salone-del-libro-torinoThe economic, cultural and moral crisis of the recent years has brought into question many things in our European countries: can we really continue to live the same lifestyle as our parents? Do we still like the idea of a unified Europe? The theme of the 27th Turin International Book Fair for these 5 days, “the Good on sight”, will try to fight those negative ideas in order to give hope again to people and to create new values for our society.

The Turin Fair is the biggest book event in Italy and the second in Europe after the Frankfurt Buchmesse. Its 300.000 visitors will have the opportunity to visit the 4 pavilions of the Lingotto Fiere area to search for the perfect book and will have the choice between 1500 exhibitors.

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Culinary and wine tours in Piedmont

bagna-cauda0Second biggest region of Italy, the Piedmont is especially known for its industrial tradition, its mountains and for the Juventus F.C. On the contrary, its cooking is not so noted, at least not as its wines. We would like to invite you into a culinary and wine tour where you’ll discover delicious dishes to taste along with famous wines from Piedmont which all have a DOCG or DOC label guaranteeing their origin.

What we’re proposing you is a real Piedmont tour with suggestions about different dishes according to the area.

In Turin, cooking has its origins in the countryside tradition. It became more elaborate in time with the Duchy of Savoy court exigences and its will to imitate Paris’ cooking.  The great immigrations from the South during the 60′ also influenced it and are nowadays entirely part of the Turin cooking.

Spring in Italy

girasoliThe nice weather is coming back in Italy along with springtime! In order to enjoy these sweet days, there’s nothing better than discover or rediscover  the most beautiful Italian gardens or to organise some excursion in one of the many natural parks of the country.

We gave a look to our tour guides and found activities for you to make the most of your spring trip in Italy. Here are our suggestions.

Florence and Tuscany

If you’re in Florence you should enjoy a visit at the Giardino delle Rose (the Roses Garden) which has a wonderful panoramic view on the cathedral and its dome. In May, the place becomes tinged with the colors of all the different roses blooming.

The Giardino di Boboli, the biggest and most famous park of Florence is situated behind the Palazzo Pitti and hosts numerous fountains and statues. Based on the Italian garden style, this garden is also mentioned in Dan Brown’s famous novel, Inferno.

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Omar Galliani exhibition in Turin, from March 6th to May 18th

omar-galliani-torinoThe Civic Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art of Turin dedicated to Omar Galliani the second chapter of “Dialogues“, an exhibition and research project about the Museum permanent collections, that want to establish a dialogue with contemporary artists known on the international art scene.

The project “Dialogues” invites the artists to realize an exhibition to relate their works with the museum masterpieces.

Omar Galliani chose to refer to the important graphic heritage of the museum, which includes about 30,000 works and has recently been exposed in the new Gallery Department of Drawings and Prints.

The exhibition, which title is “L’Opera al nero“, is held at GAM Underground Project, an area of over 1,000 square meters, and includes a selection of 30 big works, all made with the technique of pencil drawing on table.

The exhibition starts from the first artist works, dated back to the mid-seventies, to the last productions. It’s a way to discover Omar Galliani’s career, with his most symbolic and mystic works, developed with a formal rigor, together with the extraordinary technique that has always distinguished him.

An important volume of 300 pages accompanies the exhibition.

Useful information:
GAM – Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea
Via Magenta 31 – Turin
Timetable: Tuesday – Sunday 10-18, closed on Monday.
Tickets: € 10 – reduced: € 8, free for kinds under 18
INFO: tel. 011 4429518
e-mail gam@fondazionetorinomusei.it

Information about the city: http://www.aboutturin.com/en

Eve Arnold, exhibition in Turin – Palazzo Madama

Eve Arnold Exhibition in TurinIn Turin, until April 27th, you can visit the exhibition dedicated to the American photographer Eve Arnold.

What drove and kept me going over the decades? What was the motive force? If I had to use a single word, it would be curiosity“. Eve Arnold

Just how curious she was is evident in the timeline of the projects she undertook in her long career. It takes up one whole wall and makes for an illuminating read, not just because of the longevity of her career – from the late 1940s to the 90s – but for the range of subjects she tackled.

She’s been documentary and portrait painters, her name is linked to the portraits of high society and Hollywood stars such as Marilyn Monroe as well as presidents and activists such as Malcolm X, who personally chose her to document his battle for civil rights.

Famous are his reporting in remote regions of the planet commissioned by “Life”, the “Sunday Times” and the most prestigious magazines of the period.

The 83 photographs in the exhibition, in black and white and color, are taken from her most important and significant works as a photographer from 1950 to 1984 and are divided in 12 sections:
“Fashion Show in Harlem,” “Malcolm X,” “Voodoo Rituals to Haiti “,” The important first 5 minutes of a newborn baby “,” Marlene Dietrich “,” Marilyn Monroe “,” Joan Crawford “,”Celebrities”, “Afghanistan”, “Behind the Veil”, “China” and “India.”

The exhibition is accompanied by a book containing the selection of photographs of the exhibition, a contribution from the journalist and photography critic Angela Madesani and from the famous writer Simonetta Agnello Hornby.

Entrance fees:
Adults: 8 € (included audio guide).
Reduced: 5 € (from 15 to 18 years old, groups and other conventions – included audio guide)
Free: kids under 14; disabled people;