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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

Turin presents the exhibition “The Collector of Wonders: The Basilewsky’s Hermitage”

Since June 7th and until October, 13th, a great exhibition will be held at Palazzo Madama in Turin in order to celebrate 150th anniversary of Turin’s Civic Museums. Its title is “The Collector of Wonders: The Basilewsky’s Hermitage”.

Such an exhibition wants to pay homage to the great collector and art addict Alexander Basilewsky, a very important personage of 19th century European collecting. This was made possible also thanks to the collaboration with the State Hermitage Museum of St. Petersburg

The exhibition takes the visitor on a journey through European art from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, with 85 works of art from the collection of Alexander Basilewsky,

The History of Telescopes on display in Turin

This year is the fourth centenary since the first use of a telescope by Galileo Galilei and as many of you maybe already know, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 2009 the International Year of Astronomy.

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One of the most active Italian cities which celebrate and commemorate this extraordinary step of mankind toward the sky, is the city of Turin.

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On 21st March in fact, at the University department located in Via Verdi, a very very special exhibition will be set up: “La Storia dei Telescopi” (“The History of Telescopes”). This exhibition will show you in a very peculiar way the history of this invention, from the intuitions and discoveries which allowed to a great mind like Galileo Galilei, until the extraordinary telescopes of NASA which

Goya: Disasters of War. In Turin from 15th January to 28th February

The National University Library of Turin in the near future will house a really special exhibition entirely dedicated to a unique artist, “Goya: I disastri della Guerra” (“Goya: Disasters of War”).

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The title says it all. In fact the exhibition, which will take place from 15th January to 28th February, will show as absolute protagonists “Los Desastres de la Guerra” (“Disasters of War”) by Francisco Goya, the exceptionally gifted Spanish painter and engraver.

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The “Desastres” are 82 original palimpsests engraved by the artist, who tells the several wars and conflicts which for years afflicted the whole Europe, during a very important historical period, marked by deep political, cultural and institutional changes.

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In this way the exhibition, through these extremely striking palimpsests, retraces the history of Europe, so strong and evocative almost to tell the history of the whole world, in a linear way, laying out and organizing the pictures in a perfect chronological order.

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We don’t know exactly when Goya began to engrave his palimpsests. According to majority, it seems that he began between 1808 and 1809, but kept on work some years later, in 1820, with the “Caprichos Enfáticos” (the third section of the artworks’ series that refers to the Absolutist period with social-political criticism).

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Therefore, the exhibition awaits you from 15th January to 28th February in the halls of the National University Library of Turin.

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For further information about events, museums and much more in Turin, visit our website entirely dedicated to the city.

Turin Triennial comes back on its 2nd Edition


The city of Turin represents the capital of the contemporary artistic and architectural avant-garde, and it has always cooperated with the greatest cultural organizations to promote the launch of many young artists.

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T Torino Triennale gets under way on its 2nd edition just from these premises. The Triennial was born from the cooperation with Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea and with the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo.

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The Triennial, which will stay open to the public until 1st February 2009, wants to give as much space as possible to contemporary young artists, who come from every corner of the world and who dedicate their artistic genius to