Repertory is a major group exhibition that brings together 15 important international artists interrelating them with the extraordinary baroque architecture of Palazzo Cavour, a historical palace in the centre of Torino. The exhibition, curated by Gary Carrion-Murayari, owes its title to the famous 1973 film Repertory by Ian Breakwell. Simple shots and cautious camera movements share the language of the structuralist film, while the scenario suggests an extensive descriptive intention wherein the relationship between the objects and their performative potential is highlighted and transformed.
The project exhibits sculpture, paintings, photography, films and installations by such legendary artists as Ericka Beckmann, Heidi Bucher, David Haxton, Andreas Schulze and younger ones like Steven Claydon, Isabelle Cornaro, Elad Lassry, Christian Mayer, Arthur Ou, Karthik Pandian, Carmelle Safdie, Erin Shirreff, Sue Tompkins, Andra Ursuta and Andro Wekua.
In using very different formal approaches, all the artists in the show share an interest in capturing ‘what remains’ of the physical body, architectural space and personal objects thereby translating by means of the most disparate techniques their own personal and social stories – stories that open a unique, unexpected dialogue with Palazzo Cavour and with the structure, decoration, and political and cultural history permeating the palace. The works showcased embody the diverse potential of the objects and surfaces that Breakwell’s film describes. In this way, they exist as their own repertory – a sequence of propositions arranged in linear fashion across a single architectural space.
With its essential style and predominant rigid structure, Repertory represents our times very well. And, like Breakwell, all the artists present in this exhibition initiate a series of actions in which the objects act and interact, producing new meanings.
ONE TORINO is a major exhibition project curated by seven international curators in the city’s main institutions and venues of contemporary art.
ONE TORINO is the first edition of a new annual initiative, conceived and produced by Artissima in collaboration with museums and foundations in the city, which is aimed at placing Torino at the centre of an important cultural dialogue about contemporary art by consolidating its position as an experimental and dynamic art capital and by promoting both its contemporary and historical identity.
ONE TORINO comprises five independent yet interlinked group shows at Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, GAM Civic Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art, Fondazione Merz, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, and Palazzo Cavour – a magnificent historical venue in the town centre.
ONE TORINO is an all-new event of international prominence which will be inaugurated on the occasion of Artissima 2013 and will draw the national and international public to the city from 7 November 2013 to 12 January 2014. Through the voices and visions of its invited curators and their exhibitions, it will bring to Torino revived energy, innovative languages and approaches, and important new works by more than 50 artists from around the world.
ONE TORINO is developed and produced by Artissima.
In collaboration with the city’s main museums and foundations.
Regione Piemonte, Provincia di Torino, Città di Torino
With the generous support of:
Compagnia di San Paolo, Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT, Camera di commercio di Torino
Opening hours during the fair: 7 - 10 November, 10am - 7pm