Must-See Art Guide: Turin

This week, the Northern Italian metropolis launched a three-day series of openings aimed at getting art-lovers back into galleries.

Sam Falls, The Kingdom of Perpetual Night.Courtesy of Galleria Franco Noero.
Sam Falls, The Kingdom of Perpetual Night.Courtesy of Galleria Franco Noero.

This week, a new three-day arts celebration is launching in Turin, Italy, with hopes to mark the city’s emergence from a tumultuous lockdown period and to lure art lovers back to exhibition spaces.

Dubbed OVERTURE 2020 and organized by the Torino Art Galleries Association, the event centers on a citywide series of coordinated gallery openings. Thirteen of its most prestigious spaces will launch new (and in one case, postponed) exhibitions from September 22 through 24. The long-awaited shows will include expanded daylong openings, scheduled and staggered entries, and extensive online materials for those not quite ready to visit in person.

If you happen to be in town this week, you won’t want to miss the celebratory event. We’ve pulled together a list of openings worth an in-person peek. Bring your eyes, and wear a mask!

Luisa Raffaelli, Bag in Box. Courtesy of Febo and Daphne.

Luisa Raffaelli, My Life in My Bag. Courtesy of Febo and Daphne.

Exhibition:Luisa Raffaelli: Bag in Box” 

When: Through October 30, 2020

Where: Febo and Daphne, Via Vanchiglia 16, Turin

Detail of "Unmade" by Ilaria Gasparroni. Courtesy of Gagliardi and Domke.

Detail of “Unmade” by Ilaria Gasparroni. Courtesy of Gagliardi and Domke.

Exhibition:Ilaria Gasparroni: Unmade

When: Through October 24, 2020

Where: Gagliardi and Domke, Via Cervino 16, 10155 Turin

Installation view "Sam Falls: Tongues in Trees, Books in Brooks, Sermons in Stones." Courtesy of Galleria Franco Noero.

Installation view “Sam Falls: Tongues in Trees, Books in Brooks, Sermons in Stones.” Courtesy of Galleria Franco Noero.

Exhibition:Sam Falls: Tongues in Trees, Books in Brooks, Sermons in Stones

When: Through January 09, 2021

Where: Galleria Franco Noero, Via Mottalciata 10 / B, 10154 Turin

Costas Varotsos , Europa 2. Courtesy of Galleria Giorgio Persano.

Costas Varotsos , Europa 2. Courtesy of Galleria Giorgio Persano.

Exhibition:Costas Varotsos: Europa 2

When: Through January 19, 2021

Where: Galleria Giorgio Persano, Via Stampatori 4, 10122 Turin 

Leandro Agostini, Phantom (2020). Courtesy of In Arco.

Leandro Agostini, Phantom (2020). Courtesy of In Arco.

Exhibition:Leandro Agostini, Marcel Dzama, Chris Hammerlein: At What Point Is The Night?

When: Through January 16, 2021

Where: In Arco, Piazza Vittorio Veneto n. 3, 10124 Turin

Detail of "Untitled" by Martha-Tuttle (2020). Courtesy of the artist and Luce Gallery.

Detail of Untitled by Martha-Tuttle (2020). Courtesy of the artist and Luce Gallery.

Exhibition:Martha Tuttle: Constellations I Drew in Nevada

When: Through October 24, 2020

Where: Luce Gallery, Largo Montebello, 40, 10124 Turin  

Rodrigo Blanco, Foresta Erotica. Courtesy of Weber & Weber.

Rodrigo Blanco, Foresta Erotica. Courtesy of Weber & Weber.

Exhibition:Rodrigo Blanco: Subtle Appearances

When: Through October 31, 2020

Where: Weber & Weber, Via San Tommaso n. 7, 10122 Turin

Jonathan Monk, Shcermata. Courtesy of Norma Mangione.

Jonathan Monk, Untitled (32312). Courtesy of Norma Mangione.

Exhibition:Jonathan Monk: Behind Closed Doors

When: Through October 24, 2020

Where: Norma Mangione, Via Matteo Pescatore 17, 10124 Turin

Gregorio Botta, Muta (2019). Courtesy of Peola Simondi.

Gregorio Botta, Muta (2019). Courtesy of Peola Simondi.

Exhibition:Gregorio Botta: It Is a Delicate Matter

When: Through November 14, 2020

Where: Peola Simondi, Via della Rocca 29, 10123 Turin

Thomas Wrede, Housing Estate I. Courtesy of Photo & Contemporary.

Thomas Wrede, Housing Estate I. Courtesy of Photo & Contemporary.

Exhibition:Thomas Wrede: Real Landscape

When: Through October 24, 2020

Where: PHOTO & CONTEMPORARY, Via dei Mille 36, 10123 Turin

Tiziana and Gianni Baldizzone, La route dangereuse. Courtesy of Raffaella De Chirico.

Tiziana and Gianni Baldizzone, La route dangereuse. Courtesy of Raffaella De Chirico.

Exhibition: Tiziana and Gianni Baldizzone: Traveling Without Moving

When: Through October 17, 2020

Where: Raffaella De Chirico, Via Giolitti, 52 & Via della Rocca, 19 10123 Turin

Magda T, Home. Courtesy of Riccardo Constantini.

Magda T, Home. Courtesy of Riccardo Costantini.

Exhibition: Magda_t_Home

When: Through October 24, 2020

Where: Riccardo Costantini, Via Giolitti 51, 10123 Turin

Mario Airò, In Letizia. Courtesy of Tucci Russo.

Mario Airò, In Letizia. Courtesy of Tucci Russo.

Exhibition: Mario Airò In Letizia

When: Through October 03, 2020.

Where: Tucci Russo, Via Davide Bertolotti, 2, 10121, Turin


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