Palazzo Madama decided to prolong the display of the ”Words and Stars” installation ideated by Nobel-prize winner Orhan Pamuk and visual artist Grazia Toderi. If you haven’t seen it yet, there’s still time until March 29th, 2017.
Moreover, keep in mind that you can see it for free the first Wednesday of the month.
“Before my birth there was infinite time, and after my death, inexhaustible time. I never thought of it before: I’d been living luminously between two eternities of darkness.” (Orhan Pamuk)
For literature fans and visual arts amateurs alike, Turin’s very own Palazzo Madama houses one of the most innovative events of the fall. The exhibition is a poetic collaboration between the Italian visual artist Grazia Toderi and the world-renown, Nobel prize winner Orhan Pamuk. Entitled “Words and Stars”, the finite product of their artistic endeavor wishes to “explore the affinities between naive metaphysical questions and the joy of gazing at the stars” by relating a carved ivory inlaid orrery (i.e. a clockwork model of the solar system) built by Italian artist Peter Piffetti around the middle of the 18th century to one of Toderi’s works specially designed on the occasion. The aim of the event, that of answering questions such as: “Can our thoughts be compared to distant stars on the move? Is there a visual link between the landscapes of our minds and the sky above?” Continue Reading