PALAZZO MADAMA’S “ON THE FRONT LINE” EXHIBITION PROLONGED

Camille Lepage, Sudan
A mother reacts to the killing of her son
Maysun, Egypt

It’s not even December yet, but the great news just keep on coming!

Although it was supposed to end this November 13th, due to its resounding public success the surprisingly artistic and emotionally charged “On the Front Line. Women Photojournalists in War Zones” photography Exhibition on display at Palazzo Madama has been prolonged for two full months more, until January 16th, 2017.

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BRACE YOURSELVES: TORINO FILM FESTIVAL IS COMING!

The 34th Edition of Torino Film Festival opens on November 18th, 2016
Clint Eastwood's "Sully" at TFF 2016
Clint Eastwood’s “Sully” at TFF 2016

While some try to get into the early Christmas shopping buzz, there are also those of us who cannot find enough reasons to run away from it. Well, now it’s our chance to hide from the cold and celebrate life & art in a “stingier” way: the 34th edition of the Torino Film Festival will be in town from November 18th to November 26th, that is more than a week full of movies, popcorn and good old escapism. Moreover, this year’s edition will be dedicated to David Bowie.

As always, the blurred lines between old & new, various film genres, different technological epochs and directing styles are made clear by the kaleidoscopic choice of movies. It’s virtually impossible NOT to find something that’s EXACTLY whatever you wish to see, given the huge number of films included into the festival.

ALL MOVIES ARE SCREENED IN THEIR ORIGINAL VERSION, WITH ITALIAN/ENGLISH SUBTITLES. Continue Reading

TOULOUSE-LAUTREC AND THE BELLE ÉPOQUE COME TO TURIN

Maurice Guilbert, Toulouse-Lautrec as both the artist and the model
Toulose-Lautrec, The Passenger in Cabin 54 (1896)
Toulose-Lautrec, The Passenger in Cabin 54 (1896)

Alas, it’s here! After the small “scandal” surrounding the ifs and the buts implied by the actual costs of such an event, the much awaited and much-debated Toulouse-Lautrec Exhibition is finally in town. As die-hard art fans already are aware of, it should have been in June, then moved to September, then was replaced by an Edward Hopper Exhibit. It wasn’t meant to be, Hopper went to Rome instead of Palazzo Chiablese (who wouldn’t!!!!) and Lautrec was postponed until late October.

Toulose-Lautrec, Jane Avril - poster (1893)
Toulose-Lautrec, Jane Avril – poster (1893)

The exhibition includes some 170 works never before displayed here in Italy, belonging to the exquisite collection at the Herakleidon Museum of Art in Athens, Greece. Among them, expect to see color lithographs (such as “Jane Avril”), posters (“The Passenger in Cabin 54” and “Aristide Bruant in His Cabaret” are maybe the best known), drawings in pencil and pen, promotional graphics and illustrations for newspapers (as those from “La Revue Blanche”).

Needless to say, Turin (and myself) craved such an event to gloriously end 2016, and people all sizes and shapes are expected to attend – crippled, but wide-eyed and surprisingly modern Viscount Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec had lots of tricks up his sleeve and a  keen eye when it came to presenting the unadorned face of the society and the people of his time.

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WHERE: Palazzo Chiablese, Piazzetta Reale 1, Turin

WHEN: from October 22nd, 2016 to March 5th, 2017; opening hours – on Mondays: from 14.30 to 19.30, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 9.30 to 19.30; Thursdays from 9.30 to 22.30

HOW MUCH: full € 13.00; reduced € 11.00 for visitors from 15 to 26 years, visitors over 65 with valid ID, disabled, teachers etc.; special reduction € 6.50 for children from 6 to 14 years; free admission for children up to 6 years of age, accompanying person to disabled visiting the exhibit, owners of Abbonamento Musei Torino Piemonte and Torino + Piemonte Card; FAMILY SPECIAL: adult € 11.00 – € 6.50 children (aged 6 to 14 years)

! SPECIAL OPENINGS: Monday, December 5th: 9.30 – 19.30; Tuesday, November 1st: 9.30 – 19.30; Thursday, December 8th: 9.30 – 19.30; Saturday, December 24th: 9.30 – 17.30; Sunday, December 25th: 14.30 – 19.30; Monday, December 26th: 9.30 – 19.30; Saturdays, December 31st: 9.30 – 17.30; Sunday, January 1st: 12.30 – 19.30; Monday, January 2nd: 9.30 – 19.30; Friday, January 6th: 9.30 – 19.30.