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Why You Should Be in Turin This Weekend

Anna Frattini

From C2C to Artissima, there are plenty of reasons to be in Turin this weekend – from November 3rd to November 5th, 2023. From contemporary art to techno music, the capital of Piedmont will host numerous events during Art Week. This term is now used for any week-long event that is expected to return annually. We, the editorial team, have put together this guide to ensure you don’t miss out on any of the cultural events scheduled for this weekend in the Capital of the Alps. Let’s discover what they are and scroll to the end for our extra tips!

#1 Club 2 Club

We’ve already mentioned it, but it’s worth noting again the festival responsible for one of the most adventurous evolutions of avant-pop music. Global avant-garde, contemporary pop culture, interdisciplinary productions of music, art, and technology, and cultural independence are the distinctive features of the C2C Festival’s history. This year’s theme is “the world” and will shape this year’s program from November 2nd to November 5th, 2023, in various locations throughout the city. You can find all the information here.

#2 Artissima

This year, Artissima celebrates thirty years of history, and from Friday, November 3rd, to Sunday, November 5th, the bright spaces of the Oval Lingotto Fiere in Turin will host the four sections of one of Italy’s most important art fairs. There will be the Main Section, New Entries, Monologue/Dialogue, and Art Spaces & Editions, along with the three curated sections – Drawings, Present Future, and Back to the Future. There will be a total of 181 Italian and international galleries.

#3 The Others

Moving on to a more independent opportunity, The Others continues to present small emerging realities where you can discover a space dedicated to new voices and the most vibrant artistic trends. You can visit the fair’s spaces from November 2nd to November 5th, 2023, at Pavilion 3 of Turin Esposizioni, located at Via Francesco Petrarca 39b.

#4 Paratissima

In its nineteenth edition, Paratissima will open its doors from November 1st and will be hosted in the spaces of the Cavallerizza Complex, a UNESCO Heritage site located in the heart of Turin. This year’s theme is “Eye Contact – Match with Art.”

#5 “Vestiges” alla Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo

On November 2nd, the solo exhibition of Peng Zuqiang, “Vestiges,” curated by Bernardo Follini, will open. “Vestiges” is the artist’s first exhibition in Italy and is conceived as a new stage in his long-term exploration of the emotional meaning of stories, bodies, and language. The exhibition project consists of two new film installations dedicated to the themes of memory and contagion related to the production and dissemination of images. The exhibition will continue until January 7, 2024. The Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo is located at Via Modane, 16.

#6 “Form Form SuperForm” alla Pinacoteca Agnelli

“Form Form SuperForm” is the retrospective dedicated to the works of Thomas Bayrle and curated by Sarah Cosulich and Saim Demircan. Since the 1960s, Bayrle has addressed themes such as work, power, economy, and religion, highlighting the relationship between the individual and collective dynamics in society. You can visit the exhibition from November 3rd until April 2nd at the Pinacoteca Agnelli in Via Nizza, 230.

Extra tips

Now, let’s move on to three extra tips for those who love cinema, design, and photography and will be in Turin next weekend. Besides art and music, there are many other exhibitions and opportunities to explore.

If you love cinema…

At the National Cinema Museum in Turin, “The World of Tim Burton” is still on display, dedicated to the creative genius of Tim Burton in the fascinating setting of the Mole Antonelliana. The exhibition, which opened on October 11th, will continue until April 7, 2024.

If you like design…

There is an exhibition at the Circolo di Design di Torino titled “May Contain Traces of Forest,” co-curated by forest researcher and disseminator Giorgio Vacchiano and design curator Elisabetta Donati de Conti. The exhibition combines scientific research with innovation in design, exploring new ways of conceiving production, extractive practices, and the language of objects. It opened on June 9th and can be visited until December 15, 2023. You still have time!

If you like photography…

At CAMERA – Centro Italiano per la Fotografia, the exhibition of André Kertész is still ongoing, created in collaboration with the Médiathèque du patrimoine et de la photographie (MPP) in Paris, an institute of the French Ministry of Culture that preserves over a hundred thousand negatives and all the archives donated by the photographer to the state in 1984. The exhibition consists of more than a hundred and fifty images that span the photographer’s entire career. It opened on October 19th and will continue until February 4, 2024.

Courtesy André Kertész
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Written by Anna Frattini
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