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Autumn in Torino   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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at Artissima November 8th, 2013 - November 10th, 2013
Posted 11/6/13

Long-necked blue cranes lurch over ancient churches filled with forged relics. Stiffly clothed bourgeois stroll under weeping Chinese maples, leaves burned and creamed, and past high-booted prostitutes shivering in the autumn chill. A woman in a distant window waves to an unseen lover. The symphony of umbrellas opening as travelers step out from the underground. Click, whoosh, click, whoosh, click-click, whoosh. Torino is my favorite autumn city. The wide regal streets ringing with trolleys, the r... [more]

Artissima 20: Experimentation and Expansion   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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at Artissima November 8th, 2013 - November 10th, 2013
Posted 11/5/13

Turin is gearing up for the 20th Artissima, and judging by the enthusiastic tone of the press releases, directors anticipate strong sales and record visitor numbers. The ambitious fair was recently named one of the world’s best by New York-based Skate’s Art Market Research, ahead of vaunted names such as Frieze and Art Basel Miami Beach. This accolade isn’t undeserved; Artissima’s distinction lies in its enthusiastic experimentation, even if returning director Sarah Cosulich... [more]

On occultism and race tracks: Artissima   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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at Artissima November 8th, 2013 - November 10th, 2013
Posted 11/5/13

Turin rises up along a natural handle, the point where two rivers – the Po and the Stura – join together. The town seems to find its refuge there, and grows to the South multiplying its reticulum of streets and blocks. It resembles a reserved beautiful lady, adorned with yellow autumn leaves and magnificent stone facades – she softly reclines on the Piedmontese hills and looks towards the Alps, whose embrace protects her from the Northern winds. Turin, especially in autumn, is so... [more]


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