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View of “Metamorphoses – Let Everything Happen to You” at Castello di Rivoli, Turin, 2018.
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Adam Kleinman

Long before we, as a species, were categorized as Homo sapiens, Plato proclaimed humans to be “featherless bipeds.” As a retort, Diogenes grabbed a chicken, plucked it, raised it aloft, and sarcastically declared “Behold: Plato’s man!” Not be outdone, Plato added “with flat nails” to his description. Aristotle later weighed... continue reading
Pablo Bronstein, Stage design, 2017.
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Simone Menegoi

The fashion for Chinese decoration, architecture, and craft in Europe was the first great wave of exoticism in Western culture. It lasted for more than a century, from roughly 1670—when Louis XIV commissioned the Trianon de Porcelaine, a Chinese-inspired architectural folly, for Versailles—to the end of the eighteenth century. It... continue reading
Turin Roundup

VARIOUS LOCATIONS, Turin

Katie Paterson, Timepieces (Solar-System), 2014.
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Ben Eastham

It was difficult, having recently attended the opening of an art fair, to dispute Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev’s assertion that “we live in the age of oligarchs.” The newly appointed director of two of Turin’s most celebrated arts institutions(1) told me, as we meandered through the halfway re-hung galleries of the Castello... continue reading
Raphael Danke’s “Stoneflesh Aura”

NORMA MANGIONE GALLERY, Turin

View of Raphael Danke's "Stoneflesh Aura," Norma Mangione Gallery, Turin, 2015.
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Vincenzo Latronico

The most striking works in Raphael Danke’s “Stoneflesh Aura” are arrangements of small objects nailed to three unprepared canvases. They catch your eye, then transform two times as you observe them. At first glance, they seem to be shards of pink-red quartz only partially revealed from within the rock that... continue reading
Boris Mikhailov’s “Men’s Talk”

GALLERIA GUIDO COSTA, Turin

Boris Mikhailov, from the series "Men's talk," 2011.
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Mike Watson

Entering Galleria Guida Costa’s diffusely lit gallery from their front reception room to see “Men’s Talk” feels like entering some kind of illicit and profane chapel. Whilst the space—which occupies an old print workshop a stone’s throw from Turin’s main railway station—bears distinct traces of its past, felt through its... continue reading
Artissima

ARTISSIMA, Turin

View of Artissima, Turin, 2013.
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Stefan Heidenreich

Art fairs rank high among the rather awkward rituals of the contemporary art world. Rarely do stilted power relations come to the fore as clearly as they do on these occasions. Turin’s Artissima numbers among the more engaging events within the minor league—less pressure, local flair, more time for talks,... continue reading

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