Cinema Centrale Arthouse has enchanted for some time now Turin’s movie-goers with exquisite choices, and this time they elected Woody Allen’s latest gem – “Cafe Society” (2016) – to headline their schedule for an entire week. Thus, one can enjoy the original English version of Allen’s newest schlemiel story from September 29th to October 5th, 2016.
Although Turin offers plenty of budget choices to everyone looking to do some visiting around town – off the top of my head, Torino Abbonamento Musei and Torino+Piemonte Card always pop to mind when speaking about cheap museum options – there are also those special days when some important touring can be done to the permanent collections of the following Turin museums FOR FREE:
The fall brings new events to town, and among them the exhibition dedicated to Gus Van Sant, housed by the National Museum of Cinema at Mole Antonelliana from October 6th, 2016 to January 9th, 2017. The event intends to reconstruct the complete image of the creator’s multifaceted career, from his internationally acclaimed cinema (with all the literary influences, art and music that make it unique), to his other interests and talents.
“That’s “Elements”. If it were not music, it would be a map of thoughts, sometimes clear, sometimes overlapping, points, lines, shapes, fragments of a never-ending internal dialogue.” (Ludovico Einaudi)
After two and a half years of long wait, Turin’s favorite son Ludovico Einaudi comes back with a brand new album entitled “Elements”. Although it might seen difficult to imagine it could surpass the international success he had with his previous “Time Lapse”, the new album consists of 12 enthralling tracks growing one on top of & from the others, and featuring, as usually, an eclectic mix of piano, strings, percussion, guitar and electronics.
When in Turin, wandering the noisy city streets is as fun as it can get, but one could find great pleasure, too, in simply gazing upon the big great city from afar. It’s true, there are no Piazzale Michelangelo or Tour Montparnasse here, but Turin’s alternatives come pretty close to perfection in what concerns panoramic viewing:
As I previously mentioned, next weekend looks great for die-hard museum-goers and for all those looking to have fun on a tight budget: there are permanent and temporary collections available at the cost of merely one strong espresso. On September 24th and 25th, the European Heritage Days are back in town and are celebrated across Turin, since important museums such as Palazzo Madama, GAM (Galleria d’Arte Moderna – Gallery of Modern Art), MAO (Museo d’Arte Orientale – Museum of Oriental Art), Turin Planetarium, and Borgo medievale adhered to the initiative.
Do you know that giddy feeling when you know for sure that something great is just around the corner? Well, brace yourself, you’re going to have it too!
There’s a Hokusai Exhibition coming to Milan this fall, and I cannot wait to go there. The event’s full name is “HOKUSAI, HIROSHIGE, UTAMARO. Settings and Faces of Japan that Seduced the West” and it will be housed at Palazzo Reale from September 22nd 2016 to January 29th 2017. The display includes over 200 polychrome woodcuts and illustrated books executed in the tradition of ukyio-e from the prestigious collection of the Honolulu Museum of Art, and belongs to a series of events organized across Italy in order to celebrate 150 years of the cultural, economical, and political relations with Japan.
“Any photographer who says he’s not a voyeur is either stupid or a liar.” (Helmut Newton)
This time, I’m not sending you off to Milan, to Aosta Valley, or, for that matter, to France. If this fall you feel a little blue and you’re longing for some color and some spice, get to the Ligurian Sea. You might enjoy the brand new Helmut Newton Exhibition housed by Palazzo Ducale in Genova from September 9th, 2016 to January 22nd, 2017.
For those of you yearning for some hidden corner where peace and quiet hold hands with quality art and the chance for (self)exploration, “Ettore Fico” Museum might just do the trick. It is one of the latest additions to Turin’s (already) long list of art museums, open since 2009 and focusing mainly on international modern and contemporary creators and creations, but featuring interesting incursions into ancient art, too, just from a different perspective than we’re used to.