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Un sabato sera alternativo con la Notte dei Musei

The evening of tomorrow, Saturday 19th May 2018, will be different from what you are used to. In fact, the Nights of the Museums, an unmissable event for lovers of culture, comes back. Many museums of the city will open their doors in the evening and at night for the price of one euro. The initiative, now in its 14th edition, aims to promote the local cultural and museum heritage, disseminating it to new and ever different audiences.

 

Open museums:

  • Palazzo Carignano. Open from 18 to 21. The ticket office closes at 20
  • Villa della Regina. Open from 18 to 21. the ticket office closes at 20
  • Musei Reali: Giardini reali (Royal Gardens), Armeria Reale (Royal Armoury), Biblioteca Reale ( Royal Library), sale Chiablese (Chiablese Halls), Galleria sabauda (Sabauda Gallery), Palazzo Reale (Royal Palace), Museo di Antichità (Museum of Antiquity), Cappella della Sindone (Chapel of the Holy Shroud). Open from 20 to 23. the ticket offices closet at 22.
  • Fondazione Torino Musei: GAM-Galleria Civica di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea (City Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art), Palazzo Madama- Museo Civico di Arte Antica (City Museum of Ancient Art- starting from 18), MAO- Museo di Arte Orientale (Museum of Oriental Art- starting from 19), with entrance at concessionary fare of 1 euro up to 23 for permanent collections. Temporary exhibitions will have the ordinary tariff. The museums will close at 23, with the last entrance at 22
  • Museo Nazionale del Cinema (National Museum of Cinema) from 20 to 23, with entrance at 3,50 euro
  • Planetario di Torino (Planetarium of Turin) : the Planetarium will be open from 18 to 24 ( last entrance at 23), the visit is free of charge
  • Palazzo degli Istituti Anatomici (Palace of Anatomical Institutes): Museo di Anatomia Umana “Luigi Rolando” (Museum of Human anatomy Luigi Rolando), Museo di Antropologia Culturale Cesare Lombroso (Museum of Anthropological Criminology Cesare Lombroso), Museo della Frutta “Garnier Vallletti” (Fruit Museum “Garnier Valletti”. The visit will be free of charge during normal opening hours (10 to 18) and the extraordinary evening opening up to 24. Guided Tours will be available from 21 to 24.

 

 

Good visit!

SM'Art disegna il tavolo!

SM’Art, a furniture company based in Orbassano, launched yesterday the first edition of the contest “SM’art projects” (Progetti SM’art) for young creative designers who had attended design classes and art schools of the region. The task is to make a project of a furniture table, entirely realised with the materials produced by the company.

The contest is open to Italian and foreign under 30 architects and designers and to the students of the following Universities and Institutes of Piedmont:

  • Turin Polytech (DAD Department of Architecture and Design)
  • IED European Institute Design of Turin (students from the courses of Product Design and Interior Design)
  • IAAD Institute of Applied Art and Design of Turin (students from the courses of Product Design and Interior Design)
  • Fine Arts Academy of Cuneo (students from the courses of Product Design and Interior Design)

Participants in the contest must be 18 or older.

 

The jury, composed of highly skilled members from the sector of decorative panels and semifinished products for the furniture industry, will choose three winners in three different categories:

  • Best idea in the whole
  • Best colour idea
  • Best concept

The contest is open to individuals and small groups (up to 3 members). The draft, which must be original und unpublished, pain of exclusion from the contest, shall be accompanied by a short presentation of the project. Participants will be showed SM’art’s materials on the holding, an executive will be at their disposal for the technical details and for the provision of useful samples.

Registrations within 30th June through form.

Delivery of the prototypes within 15th October.

Further information is available on the notice of competition (bando).

Accademia Albertina Open Days 2018

Starting from Monday 9th April 2018, the Open Days 2018 of the Accademia Albertina of Turin will take place.

Functioning

The Open Days will be divided along school of specialisation and will last two weeks.

  • First week: from 9/04/2018 to 13/04/2018
  • Second week: from 16/04/2018 to 20/04/2018

There will be two different time frames:

  • First group: from 2.30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Second group: from 4.30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Enrolment

You can enrol by sending surname, day and school of interest (Graphics, Decoration, Painting…) and the chosen group (first or second) to the addresses:

  • francomarchisio@libero.it
  • monica.saccomandi@accademialbertina.torino.it
  • paolo.serrau@accademialbertina.torino.it

* the deadline for enrolments for the fist week is today, 5th April 2018.  you can enrol for the second week up to the 13th April 2018.

Timetable for Open Days 2018

FIRST WEEK

9/04/18

School: Graphics

First group: 2.30-4 p.m.

Second group:4.30-6 p.m.

 

9/04/18

School: Decoration

First group: 2.30-4 p.m.

Second group:4.30-6 p.m.+

 

10/04/18

School: Painting

First group: 2.30-4 p.m.

Second group:4.30-6 p.m.

 

11/04/18

School: New Technologies

Only a group from 2.30 to 4 p.m.

 

12/04/18

Schools: Didactics of Art, Communication and Exploitation of the Contemporary Artistic Heritage

First group: 2.30-4 p.m.

Second group:4.30-6 p.m.


SECOND WEEK

16/04/18

School: Scenography

First group: 2.30-4 p.m.

Second group:4.30-6 p.m.

Off-site EX INCET via Cigna 96/17 Torino

 

18/04/18

School: Art Design for the Enterprise

First group: 2.30-4 p.m.

Second group:4.30-6 p.m.

 

18/04/18

School: Sculpture

First group: 2.30-4 p.m.

Second group:4.30-6 p.m.

 

 

That of Turin is the leading University of the project CAPuS – Conservation of Art in Public Spaces, which involves 7 universities, 4 companies, 1 association, 1 museum, 1 research centre and 2 municipalities throughout Europe. Totally, there are 16 European partners, located in Italy, Germany, Croatia, Poland and Spain. A further one is located in the USA.

The project, developed within Erasmus+ “Knowledge alliances”, has been financed by the European Commission and aims at establishing a preservative protocol for urban art, a precious way for regenerating the city. Somewhere in between the spontaneity and the commissioning, urban artworks are becoming more and more important on city walls. However, because of their nature and of the prolonged exposure to adverse weather conditions, this artworks are more likely to deteriorate and their preservation causes some problems.

With the collaboration of companies, universities, art restorers and artist, CaPus will map the deterioration, identifying the suitable products and preservation methods (like the creation of digital archives). Moreover, in order to define a shared operational protocol, CaPus will afect also the courses on offer at University: it will be proposed a lesson plan to be inserted into the academic records and an international master on the subject. In addition, students will be actively involved in the activities of the project, thanks to internships in the partner companies.

Partners of the project will actively analyse alteration processes, define preservation strategies and deal with project communication. Also the Centro Conservazione e Restauro La Venaria Reale (centre for the preservation and the restoration La Venaria Reale) will play an important role, particularly as to regards the analytical part of characterisation of the materials of the artworks, offering a leading contribution to the creation of a training module on the preservation of the urban art. The Italian group is completed by the University of Parma, which will supervise the quality, and Medhiartis ,a communication agency which will curating the visual identity and manage the socials. The Municipality of Reggio Emilia and the Municipality of Turin are associated partners and will cooperate on identification and enhancement of the artworks chosen for the experimentation.

“The CaPus project” says Dominique Scalarone, professor of Materials for preservation and Restoration at the University of Turin and project manager of the whole project “is a unique occasion for facing in an organic, multidisciplinary and innovative way the open question about the preservation of the urban art. Starting with the creation of an international and heterogeneous by vocation partnership, totally in line with the Europeans guidelines in the field of higher education, the project aims at enhancing the cooperation between Universities and private companies in order to develop new knowledge, working opportunities and innovative products. It also aims at raising the awareness of Institutions and general public about the need of enhancing and preserving public artworks. The analysis of the materials which the artists use to realise their works, the study on their deterioration, the characterisation of the products which can be used for their restoration will be important phases of the project, functional to the achievement of the two main goals, that is the definition of a preservation protocol specific for urban artworks and the realisation of a multidisciplinary and innovative training module for university students and art restorers, also available on a digital platform”

Ilaria Saccani, president of CESMAR7, says that :”the ambition of the project is to create permanent alliances within the partnership, in order to combine the experience of art restorers and analytical groups with the knowledge of constituent materials and restoring products of companies involved in the definition of an operational innovative protocol for the preservation of urban art. This will converge into the activation of a training module in the Universities and Academy involved in the project. In this way, the contents and the project methods will enrich and innovate the courses on offer, making them more updated on the new needs of the preservation. Ultimately, the CaPus projects strives for raising the awareness of the institution, but above all of general public, about the sensitive issue of the preservation of urban art: the project will start with the involvement of the artists, in order to clear the borders of the ethic of preservation of an art which in lots of its various forms has an evanescent nature as intrinsic feature”.

Locandina della mostra Cura - Racconti fotografici sulla città della salute

The European Institute of Design and the City of Health and Science of Turin are the characters of Cura – Photographic stories about the City of Health, that is a photographic exhibition dedicated to the topic of care. Nine students of the third year of the Photography Course at the IED of Turin have recounted in their thesis project the excellences of the good public health of Turin.

The A.O.U City of Health and Science of Turin is the biggest medical centre at a national and European level, it has 9500 employees and it guarantees a diagnosis and a medical assistance of third level in different treatment paths, giving priority to multidisciplinary approaches that assure highly qualified suitable cures that meet the needs of the patients in the best way.

The exhibition Cura, that has been realized in collaboration with the Regione Piemonte and Roche, is the result of a year of researches and work in the area, that called the attention of the students of the IED. The selection of 150 photos can be seen at the Palazzo della Regione Piemonte (Piazza Castello 165) form 19th February to 13th March 2018. Open everyday from 10am to 6pm.

Fabriano has been appointed UNESCO Creative City, and in 2019 will host the 13th Annual Meeting of the Creative Cities Network, a network that brings together Bologna, Pesaro, Rome, Carrara, Milan, Turin, Parma and Alba. The project has been approved by the UNESCO, and it aims at creating connections and interchange between the cities that have made the cultural creativity a cornerstone of their economic development.

The Network operates on seven different cultural areas: Crafts, Arts and Folklore, Cinema, Design, Gastronomy, Literature, Media Arts and Music. Precisely on these topics, cities will be able to debate, share their own experiences and enhance their cultural products increasing their diffusion on the national and international markets.

In anticipation of the Annual Meeting UNESCO Creative Cities, in 2019, the Aristide Merloni Foundation, in cooperation with the Comune di Fabriano, has established a competition announcement for the design of the official logotype (coloured, free technique) for the event.

The logotype will be present on the notice, signage, editorial production, website and any other material that has the communicative intentions proposed in it.

It is possible to send your own project until 6th April 2018.

The regulation and more information are available on the website of the event, in the page dedicated to the details of the announcement.

Bruno Fert - fotografia di un interno di tenda di migrante

The exhibition of Bruno FertPercorsi interiori. Fotografie e raccolta di testimonianze”, will be inaugurated today, Thursday, 15th February, at 6pm, at the Alliance française of Turin (Via Saluzzo 60). Fert, French photojournalist, will give a voice to the stories of men and women who are fleeing from poverty and war with a photographic project achieved in collaboration with Medici Senza Frontiere. Fert tells the stories of migrants, takes photos of the interior of the tents and temporary facilities in which they found shelter. They are portraits of men and women, of the places in which they live: dwellings furnished with few things brought to the camps in Greece and France as memories of previous lives.

I decided to meet migrants that cross the Mediterranean to seek refuge in Europe, photographing the interiors of their refuges in villages – or “jungles” – both in France and in Greece, and I collected their stories thanks to the collaboration with MSF”, explains Fert. “Dwell is something that we all have in common. Temporary shelters of migrants reflect their personalities in the same way our houses reflect us. I would like people to relate to this common denominator, to enter the house of someone else observing where he/she lives”.

François Dumont, manager of Communication and Advocacy of MSF, will participate at the inauguration to present the commitment of the organization on the topic of migration and to share the testimonies of the people that were helped thorough the migratory route, from the countries of origin to the European borders. The Group of Turin of Medici Senza Frontiere will also offer the try of the viewers at 360 degrees of the Milionidipassi Experience, experience of the exhausting trips of migrants on land and sea, and of the terrible conditions of the refugee camps.

“ We want to put people in the shoes of people that are forced to hit the road, often putting their own life at risk, with the omen that this experience will involve people in helping vulnerable people that we meet every day even in our cities”, explains François Dumont of MSF.

The exhibition can be visited from 15th to 22nd February with the following timetables:

  • Monday-Thursday: 12am – 8pm
  • Friday: 12am- 6pm
  • Saturday: 9am – 1pm
Immagine campagna Museo Egizio di Torino

It’s not easy to escape from the stereotypes of Valentine’s Day! There are the traditional celebrations, picture-perfect: those by candlelight, with roses, chocolate and kisses. Every Valentine’s Day the question is the same: how can we still surprise our loved ones?

The Museums of Turin offer you the possibility to spend an alternative Valentine’s Day, with discounts and offers conceived for couples.

 

Egyptian Museum: Basta essere in 2

The Egyptian Museum, for example, started the offer Basta essere in 2: all those who will come as a couple will have the opportunity to visit the museum with a single ticket. The offer is valid only on a full price ticket.

 

Fondazione Torino Musei,celebrate Valentine’s Day with art!

Even the Fondazione Torino Musei offers the possibility to divide into two the cost of the entry tickets. Throughout today, Wednesday, 14th February, all couples that will go to the GAM, to the Palazzo Madama or to the MAO will be able to enter the museums paying only one ticked instead of two.

 

“Valentine’s Day Special” At the National Cinema Museum

The National Cinema Museum celebrates Valentine’s Day in the romantic location of the Mole, even here a convenient 2×1: all visitors that will come as a couple will pay only one entrance ticket. Even by purchasing online, one ticket will be worth for two.

Furthermore the guided tour I LOVE CINEMA is scheduled at 6 pm. I is a tour dedicated to love told and experienced by the greatest protagonists of the seventh art, characters narrated through anecdotes, photos and unforgettable sequences. Prices: € 6,00 + Reduced price; Duration: 1 hour and 30. Compulsory reservation at the e-mail prenotazioni@museocinema.it – Info: 011- 8138564/65.

The Stumbling Stones (Stolpersteine) are a widespread and participated monument designed and created by the german artist Gunter Demnig, whose ambitious goal is to remember every single deported into the lagers.
To keep alive the memory of the victims of nazi-fascism, the artist produces small brass plates placed on cubes of the size of the classic porphyry of road pavements, then set in the pavement in front of the last house freely chosen by the victim, or the place where the victim worked or studied.
The commemorative stones are reminiscent of the name, date and place of birth and the death or disappearance of the victims. These informations intende to give back individuality to those lives that during the war were reduced to only a number.
The stumbling block, therefore, metaphorically represents the invitation to reflection for those who, walking through the streets of the city, accidentally come across the history and the destinies of people who could have been our acquaintances. So the memory of what has been effectively enters into the streets that we frequent, in everyday life.

Stolpersteine is the “greatest” decentralized monument in the world. The initiative started in Cologne in 1995 and has led to the installation of more than 56 000 stones in various European countries.
These include Germany, Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Norway, France and the Czech Republic,
Spain, Switzerland, Greece, Ukraine, Slovenia, Croatia, Romania and Russia.
In Italy, in addition to Turin, there are in many cities including Rome, Viterbo, Siena, Reggio Emilia, Meina, Padua, Venice, Livorno, Prato, Ravenna, Brescia, Genoa, L’ Aquila, Bolzano, Ostuni, Chieti, Casale Monferrato, Teramo.
The installation is activated by individual citizens, associations or institutions that can request a specific stumbling block.

In Turin recently, on January 18th, eight other stumbling stones were laid, in addition to the 85 already present in the city.

Stumbling Stones Torino has been promoted by the Museo Diffuso della Resistenza, della Deportazione, della Guerra, dei Diritti e della Libertà, by the Jewish Community of Turin, by the Goethe-Institut Turin and by the Associazione Nazionale Ex Deportati (ANED) – sezione Torino, in collaboration with the Istituto Piemonte per la storia della Resistenza e della società contemporanea “Giorgio Agosti” (ISTORETO).
Here is the map of poses in Turin, where you can view the location of stumbling stones in the city and consult the corresponding biographies.

You can find online the new announcement of selection for Out of Left Field for the Photography Section of Autofocus 9, the international contest of Vanni Occhiali dedicated to young artists and to free creativity.

After the conclusion, in November 2017, of the selections for Exhibition, Video and Performance sections, you can start to submit an application and compete to win the Photography Award.

Which are the new possibilities, views, dialectics, paths that are opening into the field of spontaneous and urgent reflection that photography is carrying out on its self, on both a conscious and not conscious level? Out of the field comes form a new expression of the international urban language, and it means: unexpectedly, suddenly and surprisingly.

The expression comes from a technical terminology of baseball. It’s a title that wants to turn the attention on everything that is happening beyond territories that are conventional and known for the photography activity.

At the contest are admitted projects of artists (individual or groups) between 18 and 35 years that live in Italy or in an European country.

The selected project will be presented with a personal exhibition at the project space Autofocus inside the Vanni’s showroom in Turin. It will take place at the same time of the  Salone del Libro, in may 2018, and it will be equipped with a catalog and a subsidy of production of 500 euros.

The competition announcement can be downloaded from the website page dedicated to Vanni Occhiali.

The picture is part of Meandro Rosso, of Paolo Bandinu, the winner of the video section of the Autofocus 8.

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