Art Things Not To Miss In June

Things Not To Miss In June

Collateral Crew

If the relaxation that May promised us was not so rejuvenating, with weather swings preventing outdoor events from happening, June may be the month to start thinking about summer. There are plenty of exhibitions on offer this month to find shelter from the sudden heat and to lighten the soul. But upcoming films are also interesting, as well as some one-shot events. If you don’t see the festivals, all normal. They will be coming out in a separate guide in a few weeks. Scroll down to find out all the events we think are not to be missed.


#1 STAR/ROSE, Casa Toesca – Rivarolo (TORINO)

Crag Gallery invites the public to a field trip for the opening of the group exhibition STAR/ROSE to be held on Saturday, June 1, in Rivarolo in the province of Turin, hosted by Casa Toesca. The artists involved are Luca Coser, Luca Freschi, Lorenzo Gnata, Jiri Hauschka, Chen Li, Giacomo Modolo, Elisabetta Mariuzzo, Roger Coll, Enrico Smerilli, Oscar Contreras Rojas and Giuliano Sale, who dialogue through their poetics on the symbolism, allegories, myths and meanings around the rose, in the history of art but not only. Open until June 30.


In Brescia, the beautiful Moretto-Cavour palace, home of MO.CA Centro per le Nuove Culture, will host the group exhibition Oltre il Sangue Amaro curated by Giorgia Massari and Riccardo Vailati. The opening will be next Saturday, June 8, and in addition to the group show in the Neoclassical rooms, a series of interventions will be held on the second floor to intensify the theme of the exhibition. The artists – Luca Assi, Ludovica Anversa, Matteo Bianchini, Luca Brama, Nera Branca, Guido Corbisiero, Lucrezia Costa, Camilla Dalmazio, Carla Giaccio Darias, Valeria Quaini, Beatrice Sancinelli, Pierluigi Scandiuzzi – in a dense exhibition itinerary with a bittersweet flavor, will offer varied forms of the physical, experiential or social manifestation of a decisive emotional entity.

Luca Brama, Oltre il Sangue Amaro (MO.CA di Brescia)

#3 MOVIE ICONS. Oggetti dai set di Hollywood – Museo del Cinema di Torino

Opened a few days ago, the exhibition at the National Cinema Museum in Turin offers a journey through film genres through iconic objects, costumes, accompanied by posters and publicity materials from the Museum’s collection to bring to life a layering of narratives: from the simple memory of the film and its history to backstage and the different professions of cinema. From the feather in Forrest Gump to the magic wand in Harry Potter, from the Stormtrooper helmet in Star Wars to the bullet in The Matrix-these are just some of the original props on display at the Mole Antonelliana that have shaped the cinematic imagination over the past 40 years. You have until next year to visit.

#4 Cvtà street Fest – Civitacampomarano (CB)

Street art is back to enliven the ancient village of Civitacampomarano (CB) with a new edition of CVTà Street Fest, the international festival directed by Alice Pasquini and organized by the CivitArt Cultural Association that has transformed the small Molise town into a free open-air museum, a destination for street artists and visitors from all over the world.During the festival there will be a number of music-based events. June 14-16.

#5 ORTIGIA CONTEMPORANEA – Isola di Ortigia, Siracusa (Sicilia) 

From June 17-30, 2024, the city of Syracuse will host ORTIGIA CONTEMPORANEA, the first international contemporary art festival in Sicily, conceived and produced by SVET AGENCY. The festival stems from the desire to promote contemporary art in Sicily, so as to increase cultural offerings. The project is designed specifically for the island of Ortigia, the historic center of the city of Syracuse, among the most beautiful in the Mediterranean, rich in monuments, archaeological sites, baroque architecture as well as a tourist destination for visitors from all over the world. The main event of the Festival is the group exhibition “Story yet to be told,” curated by Domenico de Chirico in collaboration with Eleonora Angiolini.

#6 La Linea Insubrica – Kunst Meran Merano Arte

June 2 marks the opening of the group exhibition La Linea Insubrica (The Insubric Line), a choral narrative dedicated to deepening the relationship between Europe and Africa through the contributions of eleven contemporary artists: Liliana Angulo Cortés, Sammy Baloji, Binta Diaw, Abdessamad El Montassir, Ufuoma Essi, Alessandra Ferrini, Kapwani Kiwanga, Francis Offman, Vashish Soobah, Betty Tchomanga, and The School of Mutants. Curated by Lucrezia Cippitelli and Simone Frangi, the exhibition puts the artists in a dialogical relationship with the speculative image of the insubric line, a geo-point that runs through the city of Merano, a seam in the earth’s surface that emerged as a result of the collision between the European and African tectonic plates.


NOSKRA – Via Maiocchi 26, Milano | June 8th, from 5 to 8 PM

TUTTA BASE: Thirty-six hours of music, bodies and arts in every corner of BASE MILANO | 7-9 June


KIND OF KINDNESS, Yorgos Lanthimos
from June 6th

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