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.

Gus Van Sant "Elephant" movie poster (2003)
Gus Van Sant “Elephant” movie poster (2003)

Among the most innovative independent American directors, Gus Van Sant – mostly known for titles such as “My Own Private Idaho” (1991),”Good Will Hunting” (1997), “Elephant” (2003), and “Milk” (2008) – blossomed, in time, into a complete and versatile artist, active on several fronts, in addition to his movies: painting, photography, writing, to name but a few. Illustrating nothing more than his need to find new ways of expression, Gus Van Sant’s art has, as common denominators, the Portland urban landscape, the desert spaces, intermittent visions, the altered perception of youth, inspired by the issues raised by the beat generation.

The materials on display are original photographic prints, preparatory drawings for feature films, unreleased short movies, music videos, making-of-s and fittings of his most famous and representative sequences.

The exhibition is a project of the French Cinematheque in co-production with Turin’s National Museum of Cinema, the Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne and the Swiss Cinematheque.

WHERE: National Museum of Cinema, Mole Antonelliana, Via Montebello 20, Turin

WHEN: from October 6th, 2016 to January 9th, 2017

HOW MUCH: visit included into the museum ticket: regular fee € 10.00; reduced fee € 8.00 for university students under 26, for over 65 years old; free admission for children under 5 years old, disabled visitors and assistant, owners of Abbonamento Musei and Torino+Piemonte Card

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