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EXHIBITION DEDICATED TO LADY DIANA AT VENARIA REALE – ends January 28th, 2018

Exhibition Dedicated to Lady Diana at Venaria Reale Turin - ends January 28th 2018

A free spirit. Charity worker. Public figure. Fashion icon. Princess. Mother. Wife. Lover. Sadly, one of the most photographed persons in the world.

Diana, Harry and William
Diana, Harry and William

The various personas composing Lady Diana Frances Spencer’s multifaceted identity are revealed, discussed and ultimately put into new light – at 20 years after her death – at Venaria Reale, until January 28th, 2018.

The visitors will have the chance to admire some of the most famous shots depicting the Princess, as well as stories, testimonies and references to newspapers relating about her life or other relevant events.


WHERE: Salle dei Paggi, Piazza della Repubblica 4, Venaria Reale

WHEN: currently on display, ends January 28th, 2018

HOW MUCH: full €12, reduced €10 for over 65 and groups of at least 12 people, €6 for 6 to 21 years of age, free admission for children under the age of 6 and for owners of Abbonamento Musei.

TURIN ROCK CONCERTS NOT TO MISS THIS FALL & WINTER

Kraftwerk

As always, the selection is quite subjective, but there you have it:

Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams

KRAFTWERK 3D “The Catalogue” Concerts – at OGR Turin, on November 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th, 2017 at 19.30 pm and 22.30 pm

electronic rock, the original edition

BRYAN ADAMS – at PalaAlpitour, on November 12th, 2017 at 9.00 pm

mostly pop-rock, mostly nostalgic, mainly for the over 30s

Ara Malikian
Ara Malikian

ARA MALIKIAN – at Teatro Colosseo, on November 23rd, 2017 at 9.00 pm

for the fans of some good old folk & rock music, with a twist

DEPECHE MODE – at PalaAlpitour, on December 9th and 11th, 2017 at 9.00 pm

Here’s the Revolution!!!!!!!!!!


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GIOVANNI BOLDINI EXHIBITION AT VENARIA REALE – until January 28th, 2018

Giovanni Boldini, Portrait of Mademoiselle De Nemidoff (1908)

La Belle Époque returns to Turin, and this time it’s Giovanni Boldini‘s turn to promote the everlasting charm of the oh-so-ephemeral bon ton at the end of the 19th century. His personal style, in my opinion, brings to mind masterpieces signed by contemporaries such as Anders Zorn, Joaquín Sorolla, John Singer Sargent and Paul Helleu. Nevertheless, his genius in adoringly depicting female beauty is unmistakebly Italian.

From July 29th, 2017 until January 28th, 2018 the somptuous halls of Venaria Reale house more than 100 oil and crayon paintings signed by Giovanni Boldini, from both private and public collections across Europe. Also, on display will be some of his less-famous Italian fellow artists of the same era, such as Telemaco Signorini, Francesco Vinea, and Cristiano Banti.


WHERE: Salle delle Arti, Piazza della Repubblica 4, Venaria Reale

WHEN: from July 29th, 2017 until January 28th, 2018

HOW MUCH: full €14, reduced €12 for over 65 and groups of at least 12 people, €8 for 6 to 21 years of age, free admission for children under the age of 6 and for owners of Abbonamento Musei.

STEVE MCCURRY AND HIS MOUNTAIN MEN AT FORTE DI BARD, AOSTA VALLEY – until November 26th, 2017

Steve McCurry's ''Mountain Men'' Exhibition in Aosta Valley - until November 26th, 2017
Steve McCurry, Litang, Tibet, 2005Steve McCurry, Litang, Tibet, 2005
Steve McCurry, Litang, Tibet, 2005

How could one miss it? Steve McCurry  is still in great shape, and still exhibited here in Italy, not too far from Turin.

Until November 26th, 2017, there’s his “Mountain Men” display at Forte di Bard, in Aosta Valley. The exhibition features a selection of 77 images depicting harsh landscapes, interesting portraits and scenes of everyday life, all th a common denominator: the complex altering relationship the people living up in the mountains have with the land they inhabit. The photographs were taken during McCurry’s trips to Tibet, Yemen, India, South America, China, Russia, including his Italian escapades to Aosta Valley from a few years back.


WHERE: Forte di Bard, Aosta Valley

WHEN: from May 28th until November 26th, 2017; closed on Mondays

HOW MUCH: admission fee €9; reduced fee €7 for students, for visitors over 65 years old and for minors from 6 to 18 years of age; free entrance for the disabled and children up to 5 years old

 

VIVIAN MAIER RETROSPECTIVE AT PALAZZO DUCALE IN GENOVA – until October 8th, 2017

Vivian Maier, Self-portrait (1955)

It seems like fate has decided to bring together some of the biggest names in photography here in Italy this year. Apart from the Franco Fontana, Steve McCurry and Peter Lindbergh exhibitions happening in and about Turin, there’s also a Vivian Maier retrospective taking place in Genova, from June 23rd until October 8th, 2017. 

Vivian Maier, New York (1954)Vivian Maier, New York (1954)
Vivian Maier, New York (1954)

Entitled “Vivian Maier. A Photographer Found”, the exhibition features 120 black & white photographs taken between the 1950s and 1960s, along with a selection of colour pictures taken in the 1970s. Also, the organizers promise some Super-8 films on how this special Mary Poppins would approach and “capture” her subjects.

Vivian Maier, Chicago (1956)
Vivian Maier, Chicago (1956)

For those who do not know the full story of how this marvelous artists and her photos achieved international fame and iconic status, there’s a very thorough multi-prized 2013 documentary entitled “Finding Vivian Maier”, written and directed by John Maloof himself – i.e. the one who bought Maier’s box full of untouched negatives during an auction and happily became the very first to introduce her work to the world:


WHERE: Palazzo Ducale, Piazza Mateotti 9, Genova

WHEN:  from June 23rd until October 8th, 2017

HOW MUCH: open ticket €12;  full price €10; reduced fee €8 for the disabled and for those aged from 19 to 27 years old; reduced fee  €3 for under 18 years old, free admission for children under 6.

PETER LINDBERGH EXHIBITION AT VENARIA REALE – from October 7th, 2017

Peter Lindbergh Exhibition at Venaria Reale from October 7th, 2017

“There will never be anything like the era of the supermodel again…” (Peter Lindbergh)

Kate Moss by Peter Lindbergh (2015)
Kate Moss by Peter Lindbergh (2015)

Organizers at Venaria Reale prepare yet another gig dedicated to international high-class photography, and this time it is Peter Lindbergh‘s turn to step into the spotlight. Entitled “A Different Vision of Fashion Photography”, the exhibition comes to Turin via the Kunsthal Museum in Rotterdam, it lasts from October 7th, 2017 until February 4th, 2018 and it features a retrospective of some 220 fashion-related mostly black & white photographs Lindbergh has taken since the early 1980’s.

Curated by Thierry-Maxime Loriot.


WHERE: Piazza della Repubblica 4, Venaria Reale

WHEN: from October 7th, 2017 until February 4th, 2018

HOW MUCH: full €12, reduced €10 for over 65 and groups of at least 12 people, €6 for 6 to 21 years of age, free admission for children under the age of 6 and for owners of Abbonamento Musei.

2016 DOCUMENTARY DEDICATED TO ROBERT DOISNEAU SCREENING AT CINEMA CENTRALE ARTHOUSE TURIN

2016 Documentary on Robert Doisneau at Cinema Centrale Arthouse Turin
Robert Doisneau, Le baiser de l’Hotel de ville (1950)
Robert Doisneau, Le baiser de l’Hotel de ville (1950)Ro

This summer as always, Turin’s very own (niche) Cinema Centrale Arthouse unrelentlessly keeps on introducing some very interesting pieces of cinematography – in original language. This time, they bring, for the first time here in Italy, a 2016 documentary regarding one of the sacred monsters of photography: Robert Doisneau.

The documentary  – originally entitled Robert Doisneau, le révolté du merveilleux” – was  directed by Clémentine Deroudille, the artist’s own granddaughter, and wishes to acquaint the viewer with some novel (?!) aspects of Doisneau’s life and work. French critics found it a bit redundant and clichè at times, but that doesn’t mean it is not worth seeing it. At least for revisiting, one more time, some of papy‘s insights into the mundane.

Original trailer:

N.B. Screenings, thankfully, in the original French version (for connaisseurs, obviously), with Italian subs.


WHERE: Cinema Centrale Arthouse, via Carlo Alberto 27, Turin

WHEN: daily screenings from July 20th, 2017 until July 26th: 20/07 at 7 pm – 21/07 at 9.15 pm – 22/o7 at 4.45 pm – 23/07 at 7 pm – 24/07 at 7 pm – 25/07 at 9.15 pm – 26/07 at 4.45 pm

HOW MUCH: as part of the “Summer of Love” initiative, tickets at € 5 full price and € 3 reduced fee ( for over 65, under 18, university students under 26, the disabled)

FRANCO FONTANA’S LANDSCAPES EXHIBITED AT PALAZZO MADAMA – until October 23rd, 2017

”You find only what you already know and you understand only what you’ve already learned…”  (Franco Fontana)

There is a brand-new photography exhibition in town, and it fully deserves the 8 EURO entrance fee, and many many times more!!! Palazzo Madama’s Medieval Court, right at the very heart of Turin, houses – from July 13th until October 23rd, 2017 – the colorful ”Franco Fontana. Landscapes” Exhibition.

The exhibition is curated by photography expert Walter Guadagnini, Director of CAMERA – Italian Center for the Photography of Turin – and comprises twenty-five large format images borrowed from the UniCredit Art Collection, one of the biggest corporate collections in Europe nowadays.

There would be much more to say about the photographer himself, but I believe that the essence of his artistic credo can easily be grasped simply by analyzing his creations: nature, humanity at large and at small, intimate emotions such as love, joy, sorrow, and ultimately life itself can only be seen and understood in color. Or, as Fontana prefers to put it, ”the purpose of art is to make visible the invisible ”.


WHERE: Palazzo Madama, Piazza Castello, Turin

WHEN: from July 13th until October 23rd, 2017; the museum is closed on Tuesdays

HOW MUCH: full €8,00; reduced fee €5,00 for minors under 18 and for people with disabilities; free entry for minors under 6 and for holders of Abbonamento Musei & Torino Card.

2017 TURIN INTERNATIONAL BOOK FAIR FEATURES RICHARD FORD AND DANIEL PENNAC

Richard Ford and Daniel Pennac at 2017 Turin International Book Fair - from May 18th to 22nd
30th Edition of Turin International Book Fair
30th Edition of Turin International Book Fair

From May 18th to May 22nd, 2017 Lingotto Fiere will house the much awaited Turin International Book Fair. This year’s edition is maybe the most important one so far, and not only because the event reached its 30th anniversary, but mostly because it is the first one since its administrative breakup with Milan (where a very similar rival festival was created last year).
The 2017 edition is entitled ”Oltre i confini” – ”Beyond the boundaries” and wishes to address current issues such as geo-political and economic confinement, immigration, technological advancement and its effects.

Among the most noted guests, authors such as Richard Ford, Daniel Pennac, Annie Ernaux, Jonathan Lethem, Luis Sepulveda, Amitav Ghosh and many others. Moreover, this year the festival will spread outside its traditional spacial ”boundaries”, too, and will literally take over the city, with many additional events making Turin much more colourful these days: from reading shows on hot-air balloons or on submarines and featuring Jules Verne novels, to new takes on established fiction such as John Steinbeck’s ”Grapes of Wrath” by courtesy of none other than Alessandro Baricco. Mostly in Italian, but there will definitely be something for the English-only speakers, since there is a special panel called ”Another Side of America”.


WHERE: Lingotto Fiere, via Nizza, Turin

WHEN: from May 18th to May 22nd, 2017; every day from 10 am to 8 pm (after 8 pm, the Fair turns Off  and continues with other events, concerts and meetings throughout the city)

HOW MUCH: full fee €10,00

ISABELLE HUPPERT’S “L’AVENIR” SCREENING AT CINEMA CENTRALE – until May 3rd, 2017

''L'Avenir''(2016) screening at Cinema Centrale Athouse, Turin until 26th April, 2017

Since I am a huge fan of both actrice Isabelle Huppert and of director Mia Hansen-Love, I couldn’t let the opportunity of writing about their 2016 film pass me by. Cinema Centrale Arthouse, the one and only place in Turin where one can exclusively watch movies in their original language, is screening from April 20th until May 3rd, 2017, the multi-prized and stunningly poetic “L’avenir” (2016). The film will be in French, with Italian subtitles.

Isabelle Huppert in ''L'Avenir''(2016)
Isabelle Huppert in ”L’Avenir”(2016)

The movie was nominated last year to no less that 19 prizes across Europe and the Americas; it ultimately counted 7 wins, among wich the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, for Best Director. No small feat, I might say, for a 36 years old who directed only 5 films so far.

As for Huppert, I believe she is the most true to hearself and to womanhood in general artist of her generation and, why not, of many generations to come. Although her perfomance in Paul Verhoeven’s “Elle” (2016) was memorable enough, I find her much more endearing and compelling in her role as the middle-aged Nathalie on her day-to-day life, full of family drama, loss, and self-consciousness.


WHERE: Cinema Centrale Arthouse, via Carlo Alberto 27, Turin

WHEN: from April 20th until May 3rd, 2017

HOW MUCH: € 8 (Saturday, Sunday and legal holidays), € 7,50 (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday), € 5 (all days except Wednesdays for over 65, under 18, university students under 26, disabled), € 4,50 (all Wednesdays, for everyone)