The story and the documentation about COMP(H)OST have been entrusted to the Communication Laboratory, directed by the videomaker Irene Dionisio and the photographer Francesca Cirilli.
In the COMP(H)OST project, the notion of compost, with its references to the concepts of waste, fertility and mixing, meets the notion of hospitality, that evokes the host’s generative and fertilizing power.
In a 19th century building in the heart of Turin’s Porta Palazzo neighborhood, the artist Brice Coniglio and the Kaninchen-Haus Association have created the first experiment of a Condominium-Museum.
AFFETTI (affections) arises from the desire to keep alive the memory of the past expressed by a group of citizens of the mountain village of Valdieri.
The exhibition arises from the research and conservative intervention conducted on three works by the Brazilian artist Matheus Rocha Pitta by the conservator Sara Stoisa.
The performance by this Norwegian artist deals with the political, aesthetic, and narrative potentials that inhabit matter, whether it is a mountain mass or the structure of society
It is the first production of Atelier del Camouflage (Camouflage Studio), an environmental art project conceived by Hilario Isola, which reinterprets the camouflage technique in an artistic key as an instrument of “restoration”
A group of teenagers as explorers, an artist as a guide, a garden on the outskirts as landscape, and a contemporary art centre as a laboratory.
The project is an answer to the invitation addressed in 2017 to Italian contemporary art foundations by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism to realize projects related to the themes of cultural renewal, the outskirts, participation, and the relationship between young people and art.
De Leva inverts his own visual field with that of Giacinta Gandolfo, implementing in public a condition that was experienced in several moments of their everyday life
Starting out from an analysis of the linguistic, cultural, and social codes that define a work of art, its production and its fruition, between 2011 and 2012 Roberto Fassone created sibi.
How do you tell the story of a process? How do you document the performative practices, between authorship, participation, and interpretation?
With the format of a travelling symposium, the project Inhabiting the Mineral dealt with cross-references and connections between the languages and practices of contemporary art and the most recent reflections on the relationship between the phenomena that determine our environment and our own relationship with it
By way of this trompe-l’oeil environmental installation in 2016 Hilario Isola previewed his project Atelier del Camouflage at Artissima Art Fair.
The project Villa Figulinas was born from the ideas of a group of young people in the small Sardinian town of Florinas
A workshop to create with the students of IAAD Turin a collection of tangible and intangible works for a “Creative Museum in Aurora”, still not existing
A documentary which tells two stories of compassion and civic virtue on two opposite shores of the Mediterranean
An international residency programme that is the result of the collective work of nine contemporary art institutions operating in Piedmont
A modular artwork that can be used as a platform, a seat, a structure for projections or a sign
A luminous sculpture commissioned by the associations and cooperatives that work in a new social and cultural space in Turin
What is a border? How to represent a border space? How are the History and the stories of border areas constructed and recounted?
A travelling exhibition involving a network of initiatives by artists, designers, activists and citizens from five European contexts: Lisbon, Madrid, Toulouse, Turin and Berlin
An educational and residency programme developed with workshops, meetings, surveys and research carried out by eight young Italian and French artists
An art work developed through a process of listening and design elaboration involving young people
A site for ideas and new practices for the re-appropriation of the public space that took shape over the course of four collective self-build workshops
A dialogued conference held in the form of a game where disciplines come into play, the tool is dialectical, and the purpose lies in sharing languages
“If an artwork has juridical consistency, who has the tools to discuss it?” This is the question that gave rise to Il Curatore giuridico [The juridical curator], a workshop for students of the Law Faculty
A nomadic exhibition and a laboratory that brings together artists who have dedicated part of their research to the theme of water, conceived as a space open to discussion and reflection
A signage project to guide the visitor of the exhibition using an open visual system
Movement is the physical and conceptual dimension through which artist interprets the notion of border, as it relates to the themes of inhabiting a territory
A video created as part of the Resò – International Art Residency Program, during the residency at CESAC – Experimental Centre for Contemporary Arts
South-western Piedmont and the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence together make up a “half-way house”, divided by the mountains but joined by a shared history, made up of migrations, seasonal work, explorations and conflicts
Is an exhibition a public space? It is a useful place to fulfill expectations and discourses of citizens and communities?
An artwork that explores the sphere of ethics, highlighting the themes of citizenship, property and self-defence
A project aimed to establish a “satellite pavilion” of the 13th Venice Biennial of Architecture, at 3,080 metres above sea level in the shelter on a peak along the northern ridge of Monviso
A site-specific project in the real or imaginary footsteps of the many people who stayed from 1929 onwards at the Hotel Oriente at Caraglio, closed for years but remained unaltered over time
An inscription drawn on the wall in a courtyard of the Museum of the Resistance of Turin and realized for the 25th April celebrations, the day of the Italian liberation from fascism
A monument to the workers of the Superga factory in Turin, a reflection on the issue of the ‘void of memories’ that accompanies the history of women
A film set in a disused factory that becomes the stage for the personal and archetypal Beckett-style “tragicomedy” of two Romanians migrants who lost their job in a post-industrial city
A story set in the Fiat Mirafiori facility appeared on walls of various places of significance in Turin’s labour history
A journey through Italy articulated between past and present, touching upon emblematic themes – institutions, work, migrations and politics – and key figures, as well as the darker sides of the Italian national conscience
A selection of works from La Gaia Collection at Busca, chosen by Francesco Arena, Elisabetta Benassi, Rossella Biscotti, Gianluca and Massimiliano De Serio, Armin Linke, and Sisley Xhafa
A series of sewing workshops to create a new theatre curtain embroidered with the artisan technique of arpilleras
The exhibition collects unpublished footage shoot by the authors during the research to produce the documentaries
A project aiming to improve the environmental impact of a district heating system cogeneration power station
An urban observation laboratory, an advanced educational programme and a collaboration platform which involved thirty youths from various disciplinary areas in a research focusing on the city and its transformations
A context-specific project at Caraglio Spinning Mill based on the traces of the ancient manufacturing activities
The first solo exhibition in Italy of the French artist Olivier Grossetête
A series of embroideries on floral fabrics that questions the notions of opacity and mimesis as elements of our cultural and emotional perception of the world
A project that queries the mechanisms we use to attribute identity that result from the projection of our own personality and our own experiences concerning our image of the other
In the courtyard of Caraglio Spinning Mill, a temporary community of the town’s citizens worked together for erecting a cardboard “water tower” 12 metres high in just one morning
A mirage, inspired by the stories about the picking expeditions for blueberries and raspberries that artist’s grandfather told him, when the inhabitants of the valley used to keep in contact with one another by means of songs and calls
The headgear-sculptures by Meschac Gaba presented at Caraglio Spinning Mill in collaboration with the Collezione La Gaia di Busca
Poetic Justice by Tania Bruguera presented at Caraglio Spinning Mill in collaboration with the Collezione La Gaia di Busca
A show in which dance encounters the visual arts: a trilogy of performance and installations brought on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the Balletto dell’Esperia dance company
A selection of twenty pieces that document the main themes in the work of Claudia Losi between 1995 and 2008
A programme established to facilitate the mobility or artists and projects among bordering regions through research grants, for the purposes of reinterpreting the traditional model of residencies
A comprehensive overview of Franco Vaccari’s artistic production between 1965 and 2007
A project in two phases: a vinyl disk with the sounds of daily life in Carmagnola and extracts of texts taken from the Teksid facility union archive, and a a software containing in-progress images
“A form of action to remove what is removed, to create conditions that, in a virtual form, enable the objects to regain their unknown history, which brings together recent past and the present day”
A project dedicated to the concept of work and its creative revisiting
A permanent recreational facility taking inspiration from the drawings of the children involved by the local government in the participative design of the park
“A fitness track for the mind”, that interrogates the visitors’ level of perception of the environment along the pathway that stretches approximately 1.5km between the town and the river
The noise of the huge presses at work of hot pressing factories in Forno Canavese has been transcribed into a musical score to be performed by the town band
A project which suggested contemporary art as a tool of area intervention in relation to specific governance objectives of small local governments
A “spiritual space” designed by Korean artist Kim Sooja for the inside of the building of the Hospice du Petit-Saint Bernard across the border between Italy and France
A raised garden consisting of soft waves of grass in the courtyard of a public housing complex in the Mirafiori North district in Turin
A multifunctional playing field designed by Stefano Arienti between 2004 and 2008, together with a group of children and teenagers living in a council housing complex
An inhabitable sculpture emerged from the request of a group of students from two high schools of the Mirafiori North district in Turin