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art pilgrimage milan VS. Turin
further from the truth: perhaps these funds did the unification of Italy, the rebuild of the OGR
Opening pages, 22–23
give the city a boost, but most importantly, [offices for railway repairs] should be completed.
from left: artist
Turin is reaping the fruits of a cultural dialogue It’s going to become an extra exhibition space of
Galleria massimo Paul Fryer and
De Carlo, milan; his installation
begun ten years ago by artists, institutions and the GAM [Galleria d’Arte Moderna], 10,000
Paul Fryer, In In Loving Memory,
the public. As the president of the Fondazione square metres of which will be devoted solely to Loving Memory Guido Costa
Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (whose artistic contemporary art.” It looks set to be a
(installation Projects, Turin
director, Francesco Bonami, was appointed back necessary addition, as the Turin museum, built
view), at Guido
in 1995), Patriza Sandretto Re Rebaudengo at the end of the 1950s, is not sufficiently big to
Costa Projects, 24–25
Turin Exterior and
says: “Turin has a strong and competitive art adequately exhibit today’s installations and other
interior views,
system. But today’s situation is the fruit of a large experimental works. Artist Marzia Migliora, 01 Galleria Sonia
project that roots itself in time: Arte Povera was an adopted Turinese, loves the city’s “historic
Exterior view, rosso, Turin
born here.” Marcella Beccaria, curator of the cafés, the cinemas, the quality of the cuisine and
Triennale di
Castello di Rivoli, the most celebrated the wine, being able to get round it on a bike,
milano 26–29
interior views,
institution in the Turinese scene, echoes the plus the cultural panorama is always rich in
02 Galleria maze,
sentiment: “It is understood that art has the events, even in niches. Possibly here more than Chiara Kaufmann with installation
power to redefine the identity of a city. The elsewhere, what is in fashion doesn’t come
(right) at views of mario
Castello di Rivoli has collaborated for years with before research.” By contrast, in Milan the
Galleria Ybarra Jr., Be
other city’s institutions and more local ones. If reverse seems to happen, as gallerist Raffaella
Francesca Good… If You
Kaufmann, milan Can’t Be Good Be
the system works today, it is important to Cortese bitterly reveals: “Even if it has the best
Careful…
remember that it is the result of something concentration of galleries in Italy, Milan is mostly 03
begun a long time ago.” known for fashion and design, which, with their
Claudio Guenzani, 30
ephemeral aesthetic, nourish a discourse tied to
Studio Guenzani, Esperia private
The identity of the city, after the industrial crisis, the speeding up of tastes and of consumption.”
milan club, Turin
has been reshaped by culture; as such, even
04–08 31–34
spending an evening in a local place can In the meantime, Turin has just topped Milan in Exterior and interior views,
become an artistic experience. In Combal.Zero, one of its areas of excellence: design. The
interior views, Fondazione
the Michelin starred restaurant at the Castello Piedmontese capital has been elected World
Francesca minini, Sandretto re
di Rivoli, creativity comes served on a plate. Design Capital for 2008. This year both the city
milan rebaudengo,
Turin, with
Then there are places like the Drogheria bar or and the entire region will offer a dense
09–11 installation
the club Esperia, which are decorated with programme of events dedicated to the interior views, views of film
works by artists such as Piero Golia or Flavio discipline for which Milan is world famous.
Giò marconi, and video
Favelli. The creators of these and other
milan exhibition
hangouts are Luca Conzato and Riccardo Translated from the Italian by Laura Allsop.
Stop & Go
12–14
Ronchi, directors of the gallery Maze, among See Listings for gallery, foundation and
Exterior and
the most significant amidst the effervescent museum details interior views,
Turinese panorama, along with the impeccable
Galleria massimo
Franco Noero, the experimental Sonia Rosso
De Carlo, milan
and the gothic Guido Costa.
15
Photographer
Turin constructs its future by elaborating on its Jamel Shabazz
past – take the Fondazione Merz, located in a
with gallerist
luminous 1930s industrial space, where
Pasquale leccese,
exhibitions by contemporary artists are staged
milan
next to works by Mario Merz. And Guido
16–18
Curto, director of the Albertina Academy, Gallerist
anticipates further productive developments in
raffaella
the city: “For 2011, for the 150th anniversary of
Cortese, milan,
plus exterior
and installation
views of her
gallery
19–21
Guido Costa,
of Guido Costa
Projects, Turin,
plus interior
views
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